Garden Education Center offers fall programs

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, offers the following fall programs.

To register for any of these programs, visit gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.

Showing off Your Dazzlers: How to Exhibit Award Winning Dahlias

Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. or Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Learn the secrets to transporting, preparing and staging award winning dahlias. This class is aimed at novices, but previous exhibitors are also welcome to share their expertise. We encourage you to submit your best blooms at local shows, including the “Dazzling Dahlia Show” being held by the Greenwich Dahlia Society at the GEC on Oct. 3-4. See details immediately below.

Registration required

Dazzling Dahlias Show

The Greenwich Dahlia Society is hosting the show at the Garden Center in October. Everyone is invited to see the display Saturday, Oct. 3, 1-4; Sunday, Oct. 4, 10-3.

Founded in 2009, the Greenwich Dahlia Society of the Garden Education Center is a Participating Society of the American Dahlia Society, in which our members may also be enrolled. We range from novices to dahlia experts and welcome newcomers from throughout the area. To join the Greenwich Dahlia Society, visit the GEC website

Art Show: EXTREMES IN CULTURE: FROM VIETNAM TO ICELAND

Photographs by Mike and Sally Harris

September 3 – September 29, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beginning Yoga for Gardeners, Not your Daughter’s Yoga!

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., September 16 through November 18.

September classes will be held on September 16th, 23rd and 30th.

Keep your muscles & joints limber this winter. Hatha Yoga postures stretching & alignment of the body, promoting balance & flexibility. Great for beginners. Instructor, Kim Bass.

Registration Required. Bring your Yoga mat.

“Food for Thought” — Conscious Living Dinner Conversation Series

Mondays, Sept. 28; Oct. 26 & Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Roberti – Hippocrates Health Institute Health Educator

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison” — Anne Wigmore

We are surrounded by an abundance of fast, ready-made foods that are that quickly becoming the new normal. This three-part interactive dinner conversation will give you the tools to make informed decisions & avoid the pitfalls of the ‘Standard American Diet’ (SAD). Each dinner conversation includes lively demos and conversations that inspire nutritional transformations. Dr. Jonathan Roberti is a celebrated speaker, Hippocrates Health Institute health educator, and wellicious guru. After weighting more than 240 pounds and spending more time in other doctor’s offices than his own, Jonathan transformed his entire life and is opening the door for others to do the very same.

Sept. 28 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This dinner conversation focuses on sourcing and creating simple sustainable meals that incorporate vibrant, whole-food nutrition that appeal to the entire family. Eliminating animal protein, diary, highly-processed, denatured foods from your daily routine can be a game changer. Learn how to incorporate living foods to prevent the most common chronic illnesses and to strengthen your immune and digestive system.

Food preparation, demo, and vegan dinner feast will be included.

Movie Night, FED UP

Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

From Laurie David, Producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and narrated by Katie Couric, the film Fed Up exposes hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history. This vital information could change the way we eat forever. Registration Required

“A wake-up call for everyone who eats.” – Christopher Rosen, The Huffington Post

Free admission/donation suggesed

Children’s Programs

Be a part of the Earthlings Enrichment Program. We offer educational and creative play onsite in your local classrooms, school gardens, windowsill gardens, and compost bins. We’ll be using stories and imagination to branch out and forage in our Green Spaces during developmentally appropriate nature-based programs.

Ages 1-3 with Caregivers: The Mushrooms

Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., at the GEC.

Advance registration required: Cost $160 per eight week session.

Autumn I: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30: Oct. 7, 14, 21

Ages 4-8: Sprouts & Seedlings

Thursdays, 3:45-5 p.m., at the GEC

Advance registration required. Cost $160 per eight week session

Sept. 27, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5

Ages 12-17: Second & Third Sunday at the GEC

Earn Community Service Hours! Teen Volunteers use your tech, writing, or drawing skills to help build and support our Earthling Enrichment Programs, and build your narrative storytelling and horticultural knowledge.

Sept. 20, Oct. 11 & 18, Nov. 8 & 15, Dec. 13 & 20

Advance registration required

All Ages: Don’t Miss Third Sunday Nature Play

Try self-guided scavenger hunts, building stories, games, and maps. Support hands-on play in our green spaces.

Sept. 20, October 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20

Advance registration required; $3 per person.

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