Gardeners Support Group with Henry Homeyer

June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Melody Reed and Cheryl Joy Lipton

Northeast gardening expert Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer, University of New Hampshire master gardener and Chester Telegraph columnist, will be the guest speaker for the gardening support group hosted by Cheryl Joy Lipton and Melody Reed of Mountain Valley Climate Action 350VT.

His subject this week will be Flowers!
Come with your questions – Henry has been gardening his whole life, having learned from his grandfather, an early proponent of organic gardening back in the late 1940s when Henry was a toddler.

The program, held via Zoom, the video conferencing app, begins at 7 p.m. each Thursday to discuss specific gardening topics, hosting a guest speaker and a question and answer session.

Homeyer is a life-long organic gardener and gardening author and writes a weekly gardening column about gardening in the Northeast that appears in the Telegraph and 11 other newspapers around New England. Homeyer also teaches organic gardening workshops throughout New England at garden shows, clubs, nurseries and public gardens and has taught Sustainable Gardening at the college level. He also has been a monthly commentator on Vermont Public Radio.

The MVCA gardener’s support group offers an open forum in a relaxed atmosphere for those who are new to the gardening experience, as well as people who have been gardening for years. The group also has a Facebook page, Victory Gardening in the 21st Century with more than 150 members where you can share photos of your gardening projects, ask questions and get support from the many experienced gardeners on the site.

For more information or if you’d like to be included in the Zoom meeting please send your name, level of gardening experience and email address to

Every week, we’ll also check in with Chester residents Gary and Domenica Coger, who recently tilled a 400-square-foot garden plot on the sunny side of their front yard where they will plant a Victory Garden. They will share their experiences and progress.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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