You’ve more than likely heard of book swaps and cookie swaps, but have you ever heard of plant swaps? Plant swaps are just what the name implies—they're get togethers in which the participants trade cuttings, seedlings, house plants, and plant knowledge. How great is that?
Are you ready for spring? We are! And we're kicking off the season with our annual Spring Art in the Garden event on Saturday, April 27, from 10am–4pm! This year we'll be featuring the work of over 50 artists, both old favorites and new to Calgo, all showcasing their carefully curated art and wares.
When a community joins forces, great things happen!
After hearing the about Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey's vision for the program Connections thru Music... an intergenerational program bringing music to those in our community with Alzheimer's and dementia, we at Calgo decided to support this important effort. The benefit Music in the Garden, held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, was our way to contribute.
We are overjoyed to let you know that over $12,000 was raised for Connection thru Music. Fran Pannella, the Alzheimer's Respite Care Program Manager, tells us that this amount “made a huge impact in making the dream of expanding Connection Thru Music [to Monmouth County] a reality…[it] will enable us to make the investment in staff time that is critical to the success of building and managing this program.”
Calgo Gardens' Bi-Annual Art in the Garden was a day filled with fun and festivities for everyone.
Over 50 curated, local artists and artisans set up their booths which were filled with hand-made and home-grown wares for the many patrons who came to stroll the grounds of Calgo.
Calgo was ready for the event with a fresh supply of gourds, mums and pumpkins for all your outdoor fall decorating. No doubt about it, there was something everywhere you looked to make you smile all day.