Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from February through June and August
through December at 7:00 PM at the Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot) at 100 East Main Street
in Allen (unless otherwise noted). See the following dates for AGC meeting and event
2021 Meetings and Events:
January - No Meeting
February 4 - Collin County Master Gardener - Texas Superstar Plants - Learn about the process of
how plants become categorized as a Texas Superstar and review the beautiful plant choices. This meeting
will be virtual via Zoom.
March 4 - Bonnie Nichols, Iris Society of Dallas - Growing Iris - Dallas Iris Society - Learn about the
best methods of growing iris and recommended varieties. This meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
April 1 - Spring Plant Swap - Dig and divide summer and fall blooming perennials to exchange for other
new plants for your garden. Please plant your perennials in containers (it is okay to reuse containers like
clean styrofoam cups, yogurt cups, and other containers from your recycle bin - make sure there is a hole
in the bottom for draininage) and LABEL EACH CONTAINER so gardeners know what they are taking
home for their garden. We will meet outside the Allen Heritage Center for our plant swap - WEATHER
PERMITTING. Please wear a mask.
May 6 - Planting for Birds - Carl Clark, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist will talk about various native
plants we can incorporate into our gardens to attract birds to provide food, shelter, and places to raise
young. This meeting will be in person. Masks are required.
June 3 - Profound Foods-Farm to Table by Jeff Bednar, owner of Profound Foods - The Allen Garden
Club is sponsoring this program that will be broadcast on ACTV from the Allen Library Auditorium on June
3 at 7:30 PM. Visit this link to view the program: allentx.swagit.com. Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that
evening through firstname.lastname@example.org The Allen Public Library and Allen Garden Club are sponsoring
this free program. Jeff Bednar brings a unique business perspective to the world of food and farming.
Known for his innovative, out-of-box ideas, Jeff is genuinely interested in improving the quality of life for
everyone. He generously shares time with chefs and farmers to bridge supply chain gaps and solve
problems in a manner that all parties excel.
July - No meeting
August 5 - Hypertufa Containers - by Stephanie Winfrey, local artist/crafter - Learn how to make planting
containers and other garden art objects using hypertufa.
September 2 - Dick Broussard from Wells Bros Farm Store is going to give a garden talk - subject TBD.
September 17 - North Texas Giving Day - Support our community service projects and scholarship
program here: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/allen-garden-club
October 7 - Fall Plant Swap - Dig and divide spring and summer blooming perennials to exchange for
other new plants for your garden. Please plant your perennials in containers and LABEL EACH
CONTAINER so gardeners know what they are taking home for their garden. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
October 30 - Arbor Day Celebration
November 5 - "Garden Show & Tell" Learn from our Allen Garden Club members about their gardening
experiences. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
December TBA - Annual Christmas Potluck
If you have suggestions for a presentation or any questions about our meeting and event