Rockford Garden Club

Problem plants topic of Rockford Garden Club meeting

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, in the community room, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Advanced master gardener Nancy Hoovler will explain how to identify plant problems, dry plant specimen examples, and suggest accurate corrective solutions. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186.  

Garden Club offers $1,000 scholarship

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any local current graduating high school senior or recent graduate majoring in horticulture studies, landscape architecture, environmental science, conservatory management, organic farming or associated, related fields. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student attending any college in the fall of 2011 and can be used for tuition and/or books. Applications are available at the Rockford High School guidance office or on Rockford Garden Club’s website at A short essay is required and application details are available online or by contacting Shelley at (616) 874-3196. The scholarship is open to all area graduates and recent graduates. Deadline is March 31, 2011.

Garden Club to hold meeting

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Garden Club is holding their October meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 159 Maple, Rockford. Barb McGuirl will be demonstrating how to make a sunflower bird feeder and Indian corn table decorations. There is a $3 materials fee for those who wish to participate. This meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information call Barb McGuirl at (616) 874-7740 or visit the website at

Rockford to celebrate heritage this weekend

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Heritage Weekend is the celebration of Rockford’s history, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) invites you to take a step back in time and enjoy a simpler life with special Harvest Fest events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. During Heritage Weekend visitors can enjoy hayrides, strolling entertainment, music, a caricature artist, scarecrow making, kids’ tractor pull, the Great Pumpkin and a variety of fall activities. Remember old-fashioned games like sack races, hula-hoop contests and the limbo? These fun games and children activities, along with the Great Pumpkin, will be set up in Garden Club Park in downtown Rockford. Best of all, participation in the good old-fashioned games and children’s activities are free! D&W Plaza is the place to be to see local emergency vehicles, including the Rockford Police/D.A.R.E. car, Rockford fire engines and Rockford Ambulance for bike safety. Visitors can participate in a blood drive with Michigan Blood, get a flu shot and enjoy family fun by participating in children’s games and pumpkin painting. Rockford’s 25th Annual Harvest Fest Chili Cook-off is a sure-fired winner, and the local fire chiefs who judge the contest know all about fires. The Harvest Fest Fourth Annual Car Show is predicted to be bigger and better this year. This event has showcased incredible cars dating from Model T’s and street rods to elegant classics. Visiting families and friends share histories with each other, noting cars they grew up with or seeing their dream car. Ask your firefighter friends who are judging this contest what is their favorite “ride.” The Kids’ Tractor Pull will be featured during the Car Show and is sure to be fun for all. Before the children get on their mark to get set and go, the Rockford coloring contest winners will be announced. Those interested in participating in the coloring contest may go to D&W Fresh Market, The Rockford Squire newspaper or Vorpi Chiropractic to get an entry form. Last, but not least, is the Rockford Fiddle Fest. The third annual West Michigan Fiddle Competition will be a tribute to the music of yesteryear. Talented musicians will be competing for prize money in the Junior, Teen and Adult divisions. Prize money for each division ensures the event will be very competitive […]

Rockford Garden Rockford Garden Club invites the public to hear about hummingbirds

April 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 27, the Rockford Garden Club will hold their April meeting featuring Deb Lea from Birdwatchers Marketplace, 4981 Plainfield, Grand Rapids  She will present, Care & Feeding of Hummingbirds. She will also discuss new types of feeders made locally. The meeting will be held at the United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, Rockford, at 7:00 p.m. It is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the club’s website at

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