On the first Monday of each month from September-June

(2nd Monday on national holiday), the Club meets at 7pm at Hope Lutheran Church to hear guest speakers discuss various aspects of gardening, landscaping and plant production in Gallatin Valley.


Past presentations have included GMOs, soil health, biological pest control, the biology of bees, and the challenges of commercial organic farming.

In summer, we arrange tours of local gardens, farms and other sites of interest. We end the year with a group holiday dinner. Guests are always welcome.

The Club meets at 7pm for evening speakers at the Hope Lutheran Church. 2152 graf st.

January 06, 2020

MSU Schutter Diagnostic Lab

Dr. Eva Grimme and the folks at the MSU's Schutter Diagnostic Lab will give us an overview of what the lab does, how it operates, and answer any questions you might have on how to send in a plant sample for diagnosis. The lab covers plant diseases, insects, and weeds, and can provide a diagnosis or identification of any garden problem.

February 03, 2020

Jamie Sherman, MSU barley breeder

Jamie Sherman, an MSU barley breeder, will talk about barley varieties used at microbreweries. Her area of interests include barley Improvement, barley end use quality, genetics, plant breeding, and molecular mapping. Montana State University’s innovative Barley and Malt Quality Lab supports the Barley Breeding Program by enabling selection of improved barley lines. The state of the art lab allows for malting in early generations and performing full scale evaluation including all of the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) recommended tests.

March 02, 2020

Clain Jones, fertilzing your garden

Dr. Clain Jones is Montana State University's Soil Fertility Extension Specialist. His work focuses on educating and providing technical assistance to extension agents, producers and crop advisers across Montana. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry at Montana State University in 1998, his M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science at the University of Washington in 1988 and his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering at Cornell University in 1986. Clain's career interests include evaluating the processes that control nutrient availability and educating extension agents, crop advisers, farmers, ranchers, and homeowners on soil fertility issues. Currently, his research focuses on nitrogen and phosphorus availability in both no-till and tilled systems.

April 06, 2020

Tim Seipel, MSU extension weed specialist. Garden Weeds

Dr. Tim Seipel, is an assistant research professor at MSU. He is a plant ecologist broadly interested in ecology and evolution that impact plant interactions, species' distributions, and ecosystem function. As the Cropland Weed Extension specialist he collaborates with agricultural stakeholders to develop and deliver research-based information on weed ecology and management.

May 04, 2020

MSU Seed Lab, seed viability and storage

The purpose of the Montana State Seed Laboratory is to test seed samples for farmers, seedsmen, the Montana Seed Growers Association, the Montana Department of Agriculture, and the seed industry. Seed testing provides the needed information for determining the value of the seed. These tests determine percentages of pure seed, other crop seed, weed seed, inert matter and germination in seeds used for planting.

June 01, 2020

Your Gardening Questions panel

Our program will be something different and will be similar to the popular Montana Ag Live television show. The club’s Don Mathre will serve as the moderator and this year's panel will be announced at a later date. This will be your chance to ask these folks, all of whom are frequently on the regular Montana Ag Live program, your questions related to gardening in Montana. So write your questions down ahead of time and bring them to the program on June 1. Should be lots of fun. This will be our last monthly program until we start up again in September.

September 14, 2020


October 05, 2020

How did your garden grow?

Club members share their gardening experiences at the annual “What worked and didn’t work” meeting. Share a few highlights (or lowlights) about your garden.

November 09, 2020

Video presentations of selected grant program recipients

Club member Frank Erickson will present new videos of selected grant recipents.

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The first Monday of the month

7:00 pm

hope lutheran church

2152 Graf St.

the second largest fundraiser for the club happens on memorial day weekend.

Bring your used tools and plant starts to sell, and help us raise money for grants! Check our calendar for details.

join us on saturday, may 30, 2020

the sale runs from  8am - 11am

Bring your items to sell at 7am.

Owenhouse ACE Hardware parking lot

on Black and Babcock.

Come and see what other local growers are growing!

Tours meet on location unless carpooling is organized.

The Gallatin Gardeners Club is a non-profit 501(3)c organization

po box 6623

Bozeman, mt 59715

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