Berks County Horticulture Club

flowersHistory of the Berks County Horticulture Club

From a conversation with member Vi Hoffman:

“A few people, 8 or 9 of us, used to meet with the Women’s Garden Club of Bernville. We met in the home of Mrs Wirt. Judy Schwank, extension coordinator, wanted us to meet at the Ag Center and she helped us get started as the Hort Club. June 1986: Wilma Cupp was the first president…for one year. Then Justina became president.”

The horticulture club was founded to promote interest and education in gardening in Berks County. By presenting lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tours, plant exchanges, home and nursery tours, the club has been successful in promoting all phases of gardening and providing something of interest for everyone.

Club Presidents:

  • 1986-1987   Wilma Cupp
  • 1987-1997   Justina Campbell
  • 1997-2008   Patrick Abel
  • 2008-2016   Pat Magala
  • 2016-2017   Justina Campbell
  • 2017    Vicky Sokoloff







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