Schedule of Events

Regular monthly Meetings at Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church  (6:45 pm social time, 7:00pm meeting start).  Please see the membership page for info on joining HCHS to get access to the virtual presentations.



FEBRUARY 13, 2023 “ANYTHING BUT GREEN”- Michelle Mero Riedel

Many years ago, Master Gardener, Michelle Mero Riedel was bored with sections
of her garden. Her love of gardening took on a new direction when she discovered the
problem was too much green foliage. “Focusing on foliage color and not always shopping
for plants with flowers is the key to a visually stunning garden, “ Michelle advises.
Michelle is a professional photographer and regular contributor to ‘Northern
Gardener’ magazine writing articles and providing plant photography. She has a long
lists of gardening subjects she teaches for garden clubs and has appeared on KARE-11’s
Grow with KARE

March 9, 2023 “Floral Design” – Richard Milteer  (Pre-Registration for Materials Required)
Surrounded by carnations, roses, greenery, and other stems, a small group of Parkinson’s
patients near Minneapolis, Minnesota are learning the art of floral arranging from a retired
master designer eager to give back to his community. Richard Milteer, AIFD, PFCI, TMF,
traveled the world teaching floral design Now he’s using his industry connections and his own
talent to give back to his local community. He’s found the experience incredibly rewarding. He
also provides education, explaining when each flower is in season or describing how the flowers
were grown, flown and processed before they are ready to be arranged.

April 10, 2023 – “Creating and Protecting Pollinator Habitat in Lawns” – Sam Bauer

“I’m tired of mowing – Alternatives to High Maintenance Lawns”