Events and Programs in November 2024

Fri, Nov 8, 2024

“The Benefits of Hydroponic Gardening – 
  The Food of the Future”

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

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

Speaker:  Gregory Butler, Plant Manager, Chatham Greens  

It was a long road for Gregory Butler before getting into hydroponics. He was a sous chef at a number of different restaurants: the Blue and Mickey Finn’s in Ocean City and the Oregon Grill in Hunt Valley. He then became the head chocolatier at Wockenfuss Candies. An opportunity arose for him to get in on the ground floor of Chatham Greens as Plant Manager, growing different lettuces and herbs and developing new strains using hydroponics. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Program Chair: Judy Slaughter
Horticulture: Judy Austin, Gloria Brake
Design: Diana Brooks. Kathy Anderson
Consultant: Cheryl Willey
Clerk: Cindy Burns

Division I – Horticulture

Class 1.Rosa (Roses)
a.Miniature single
b.Miniature spray
c.Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora
d.Floribunda, Polyantha, Carpet, Climber – one spray
e.Shrub, Old Garden rose

Class2.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

Class 3.Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)

Class 4.Deciduous Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)

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

Class 6.Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)
c. Cactus or Succulent

Class 7.Open Class – One (1) cut stem
b.Native Perennial
c.Non-native Perennial
e.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber

Class 8.Combination Planting – A group of three (3) or more botanically different plants with similar cultural requirements displayed in a Dish Garden no larger than 12” across. (See Handbook, p. 59)

Division II – Design 

Class 1. “Season of Mists” – Transparency Design. Using dried material only. HB Ch. 7 VIII Q pg 77.

Class 2 “And Mellow Fruitfulness” – Design using a cornucopia as container/mechanic. Cornucopia may be constructed of any material. Longest measurement of cornucopia may not exceed 14”. Length of completed design at longest point may not exceed 20”. To be staged flat, diagonally on table space 22” wide by 30” deep which is covered to the floor with a white tablecloth provided by DGC. No additional underlay permitted. No cut fruit or vegetables. HB Ch. 7 VIII Introduction pg. 73. Companion Design HB Ch. 7 X A 3.b.


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