Brighton Garden Club
The Brighton Garden Club meets at the Community Center, 555 Brighton Street on the 2nd Thursday of each month, September thru May at 11 a.m. for our luncheon with friends, a guest speaker, and our business meeting. We always welcome guests and potential new members.
* November meeting is about Michigan Mushrooms presented by Phil Tedeschi from the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club.
* January we have invited Colin MacGregor whose hobby is photography to share a slide presentation of the fleeting beauty of flowers.
* February we have invited Scott Kunst, a landscape historian from "Old House Gardens-Heirloom Bulbs" and hope that other garden clubs in the area will join us.
* March we'll be learning about composting from Sandra Tuthill from Tuthill Farms and Composting.
* April Kay Simmons, the Community Garden Coordinator, will speak about "Growing Gardens, Growing Communities" and will help us understand how we can participate in helping the Livingston Hunger Council grow food for our community.
* May and Madolyn Kaminski from the Matthaei Botanical Garden will be speaking about unusual annual and perennial herbs.
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia at 810-231-9013.
About our Club: The Brighton Garden Club was organized in 1974. We are members of the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Currently we have 41 members and you can find us on FACEBOOK to see the many things we are working on.
The purpose of the club is: to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening and to promote better horticultural practices, civic beauty, and conservation of natural resources.
Our activities include: We have maintained four community gardens for many years. The property for one of our club's favorite gardens has been sold to Excelda. We will continue to work at the Post Office Memorial Garden, the Millpond Planters, and the garden at the Community Center until we hear from the City of Brighton what other options are available to us. Club members plan and facilitate craft projects that benefit members of our community that live at Summerville, the Village at Woodland, and Caretel Inn of Brighton. We will continue to contribute to the Michigan Garden Club Scholarship Fund for a deserving college student who is interested in horticulture.
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Brighton Downtown Development Authority
SELCRA has recently partnered with the Brighton DDA (Downtown Development Authority) to run events in the greater Brighton Downtown area. Our first event is Tridge or Treat, a Halloween Spooktacular being held at the Mill Pond and the Brighton Area Fire Department on October 31st. The DDA and SELCRA realize that manpower and funding are two of the key ingredients to a successful event. Our partnership will ensure a quality event for the entire community.
City of Brighton - Brighton Community Center
SELCRA has also entered inito a partnership with the City of Brighton to manage the Brighton Community Center, a 100 person facility offered for rent to community residents and businesses. SELCRA has the manpower and the marketing to offer this venue to a wider range of potential users, saving the City some utility and cleaning costs.
Meijer Skate Park
SELCRA is currently partnering with t various individuals, non-profits and businesses to improve our Meijer Skatepark facility with a variety of activites. Some ideas include a playscape and a pavillion. Lots of exciting plans are in the works! We will update the residents in the SELCRA municipalities as plans progress.
If you have a partnership idea to present to SELCRA please contact Derek Smith, the SELCRA Director at 810-299-4140. He is always looking for ways to partner and combine resources to improve the Brighton Community.