Kurtz Bros., Inc. to present at Oct. 2018 meeting

Laurel Garden Club
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Fire Station Community Room
8400 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn 44144

Peter Zappola, Kurtz Bros. Inc., will give a presentation on the company’s landscape products for yards and gardens. As time permits we will cover materials for bioswales and rain gardens.

Since 1974 Kurtz Bros., Inc. has been a leading supplier of landscape materials to professionals and homeowners. The company prides itself on “caring for Ohio’s environment and natural resources.” It is in the vanguard of the “green industry” with innovative reclamation and waste-to-reuse solutions.


Brooklyn Fall Fest 2018 is Saturday, Sept. 29

Stop by our booth at Fall Fest!
Sat., Sept. 29
Free Admission! Noon to 6pm. Activities both inside & outside for the whole family. Bake Sale & handmade craft show inside the Senior Center. Outside food trucks & children’s activities. Parking across the street at the recreation center with a free shuttle to the activities.

Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park
7619 Memphis Avenue, 44144 (behind City Hall)

Superhero Food Truck
Swenson’s Food Truck
Brooklyn Boosters dogs and burgers
Kettle corn
Funnel cakes, lemonade, Philly cheesesteaks, french fries, fried desserts
Polaris Culinary students made desserts to share!

Fall crafts inside the Senior Center (along with the Brooklyn Historical Society and Laurel Garden Club)

Home Depot craft for kids

Hayrides, Face painting, Magic Mike balloons, Candy guessing, Bounce House, Friends and neighbors!

2017 Garden Club of Ohio Awards — Laurel GC honored!

Presented to Laurel Garden Club at the 90th Annual Garden Club of Ohio Convention 2018 in Cincinnati:

Blue Star Memorial Award – Second
Gold Star Memorial Award – First
Blue Star Memorial Landscaping Award – First
Gold Star Memorial Landscaping Award – First



Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium 9/21/18

The Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium
Friday, September 21, 2018
OSU’s Wooster campus

This full day program explores the importance of increasing natural diversity and ecological resilience. The 4th annual symposium brings together 6 regional and national experts to increase your knowledge of pollinators, native plants, pesticide usage, and planting designs that are robust, diverse, and harmonious.

Held at the Wooster Campus Conference Center at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 4th Annual Cleveland Pollinator & Native Plant Symposium will focus on shifting traditional horticultural practices to designing landscapes for beauty, biodiversity, and ecological benefits.

The all-day symposium includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Free parking on-campus.
Find the full event schedule and register online:

Audience: landscape architects, designers, educators, master gardeners, homeowners, naturalists, and anyone eager to learn about creating pollinator and wildlife habitats that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also form an ecologically valuable alliance.

Conservation Symposium 2018 “Biodiversity: Life in Balance” – Cle Museum of Natural History 9/7/2018

Biodiversity: Life in Balance
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 7, 2018

Fee: $20/person ($25 after August 31, 2018) (includes lunch when ordered by 8/31)

Register now: www.cmnh.org/conservation-symposium

Registration is now open for this year’s Conservation Symposium, titled Biodiversity: Life in Balance. This year’s event delves into this term used to describe the planet’s biological diversity. Participants will explore the benefits and challenges of maintaining balance within local ecosystems and learn how to communicate biodiversity’s significance. Presentations will cover the Smithsonian’s BioCube project, tree pathogens, Odonata diversity, restoration success stories, and green burials.

The event will feature two keynote speakers; Jennifer Collins, Manager of Ocean Education at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will give a talk titled Biocubes – Life in a Cubic Foot, and Dr. Chris Martine, Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, will deliver the keynote address, #SciComm, Media Relations, and a Botanist on Mars.

Details about both keynote speakers, a schedule of presentations and other information can be found at: https://www.cmnh.org/conservation-symposium

In collaboration with the Conservation Symposium, expert-led field trips are being offered on Thursday, September 6 and Saturday, September 8: www.cmnh.org/conservation-symposium-field-trips

The Conservation Symposium remains affordable due to the support of sponsors: Cleveland Metroparks, Davey Resource Group, Geauga Park District, Holden Forests & Gardens, Lake Metroparks, Portage Park District, Summit Metro Parks, The Nature Conservancy, NE Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, The Trout Club of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Trust for Public Land, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Wilderness Center and the Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Plant sale Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 2pm

The annual plant sale is located in the Brooklyn Senior Community Center, 7727 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 19th from 9pm to 2pm.. The sale will be open to the public. There is plenty of parking and the sale is indoors so weather is not a factor.

For sale will be professionally grown perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables. Large selections of plants including selections appropriate for containers and window boxes, for sun and shade. Join us rain or shine and fill your garden with color and scent.


Garlic Mustard Pull – Wed., May 2

Join Big Creek Connects and Cleveland Metroparks. Help control the aggressive invasion of the alien Garlic Mustard plant and protect our native habitat.

Meadow Ridge Picnic Area of Brookside Reservation (Located at Fulton Rd and Park Dr, north of Memphis Ave in Cleveland.
Closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, pants. Bring your garden gloves if possible. Rain date 5/3.
info@bigcreekconnects.org. Day of event contact 216.661.7706.

Find information about the non-native, highly-invasive Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata ) here.

Download a flyer.