Invasive Plants Among Us

“Invasive Plants Among Us”
to be Topic of February 13

Garden Club Program in Woodbury

The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club is pleased to present “Invasive Plants Among Us” by Holly Kocet on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The program will begin at 11 am at the Woodbury Firehouse, 25 Quassuk Road, Woodbury. Members of the public are welcome to attend for a $5 donation.

Kocet is co-founder and current president of Protect Our Pollinators and chair of the Newtown Conservation Commission. She is a Certified Advanced Master Gardener with the University of Connecticut, past president of the Garden Club of Newtown, and the Environmental & Conservation Co-Chair for the Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. She spent seven seasons working at Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery in Woodbury, where her love of native plants grew with an understanding of the important interconnected relationship with our pollinators.  

The program will describe how invasive plants are spoiling wild places and invading yards. Using colorful photos taken from Newtown gardens and roadsides, Kocet will explain the criteria for invasive designation, what the plants look like, where they come from, their method of spread, and options for control.

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The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club, founded in 1927, is a charter member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., and a member of National Garden Clubs. The club sponsors speakers at monthly meetings, garden-oriented field trips, numerous civic beautification and educational outreach projects in Woodbury, and a scholarship program. For more information, visit our website at