Events and Programs in March 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024

Program: “Annual Meeting and Riverkeeper Programs Presentation”

Location: Cambridge Yacht Club
1 Mill Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Agenda: 9:30 am - 10:30 am Entries Accepted
10:30 am - 11:15 am Judging/Social Time
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Business Meeting
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch/View Exhibits
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Program

Speaker: Matt Pluta, 
        Choptank Riverkeeper & 
        Director of Riverkeeper Programs

As Choptank Riverkeeper and Director of Riverkeeper Programs, Matt is dedicated to safeguarding the long-term health of the river, guarding against illegal and harmful pollution, and building a stronger voice for the protection of the river’s natural resources. Matt has a degree in biology and environmental studies from Penn State University and has an advanced degree in environmental policy. His professional experience includes water quality monitoring, environmental policy, community organizing, and advocacy. Matt transplanted to the Eastern Shore from the Great Lakes region, bringing with him his passion for clean water and outdoor recreation.

Program Chair: Fran Collins
Horticulture: Jeanne Bernard, Susan Matthews
Design: Nancy Johnson, Dee Terry
Consultant: Karen Cartwright
Clerk: Fay Singer

Division I – Horticulture

Class 1. Forced Branches – 1 branch (minimum
length 6”/ maximum length 24”)
a. Forsythia
b. Pussy Willow
c. Any other

Class 2. African Violets
a. Pot diameter 3” or less
b. Pot diameter more than 3”

Class 3. Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)
a. With cones or berries
b. Without cones or berries

Class 4. Broad leaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch
(minimum length 6”/ maximum length 24”)
a. Flowering
b. Foliage
c. Fruited

Class 5. Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 18”)
a. Foliage
b. Fruited

Class 6. Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)
a. Flowering
b. Foliage

Class 7. Open Class
a. Annual
b. Perennial
c. Biennial
d. Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber
e. Vines

Division II – Design
Class 1. “Four Leaf Clover” – Monochromatic (Green –color and hue) Design
HB Pg. 64 – 5a.
Class 2. “At the End of the Rainbow” – Polychromatic (Multicolored) Design
HB Pg. 65 – 5f.


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