Mens Garden Club of Omaha

What's in a name?  Sometimes it's nothing more than history or tradition.
When the Men's Garden Club of Omaha was formed, many women were stay-at-home moms and housewives.  If they joined a garden club, it usually met during the day.  The Men's Garden Club provided an opportunity for men to join together at night to share their interest in horticulture.  Today, many women work outside of the home, and like the men prefer a night-time meeting time.  Women are welcome to join the club, and are equal members.  Over the years, we have had many women serving as officers of the club. Like Boys Town, which serves both boys and girls, we have simply retained the original (historic) name.
Contact us at: jennyholtz@cox.net               
Not for Men Only
An Activities Calendar will be found on the Member's Page
  You do not need to be a member to access this page


Think you might like to be a member?  Come to a meeting and check us out.  Meetingsare on the first Wed. of the month (Sept.-May  except Jan.) 7 PM at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office (8015 W Center Road)
Please note that this is a club for ALL people - not for men only!
Fall will soon be upon us - and with that we begin to think about Apples
The science of growing apple is called "pomology"

If you ate a different variety of apple every day, it would take 27.3 years to sample them all.

An apple tree can live hundreds of years.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage.  Catching it was indicative of acceptance.

Apples float because 25% of their volume is air.

The number "5" has great significance for apples:
There are 5 letters in the word
       Apple blossoms have 5 petals
       Apples have 5 seed cavities
       Red Delicious apples have 5 bumps (or lobes) at the base