72 years of continuous growing progress in Portage County Ohio

Ode to Joy Center.

Dinner Meetings: cancelled till covid19 is handled.

United Methodist Church

 1435 East Main Street, Kent,  OH

Reservations required for dinner

 Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by the Friday before. Reserve with your caller or call Kelly at 440-223-3933.

Dinner served at 6:30pm

 The Garden Club of Kent thanks the ladies of the United Methodist Church for preparing our dinners and the youth volunteers who serve.  

The program, at 7:30, is free and open to the public.


Our speakers are from many walks of our community: gardeners, scientists, growers, environmentally related, and others. If you would like to make a presentation to The Garden Club of Kent, Ohio, please contact our President, Rick, whose number is at the end of this page. 

Coming Next

We have no dinner meetings during June, July, and August. They resume in September. 


Thank you to all our loyal customers for attending our sales and supporting our outreach programs. Thank you, also, to our faithful, hard-working, dedicated members without whom our sales could not happen. We look forward to seeing you again next year on Friday and Saturday before Mothers' Day and on Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday before Memorial Day. 

Happy Gardening this Summer, everyone!

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

Have a question about our garden club  or want to know how you can get involved?  Call Rick at 330-296-9300 for general information. Call Lee at 330-673-8659 for membership information and Sue at 330-472-5109  for information about renting a garden plot. 

The Garden Club of Kent

480 Ravenna Road, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241, United States

Rick: (330) 296-9300

Administrative Information


Appointed Positions


President: Rick Strebler                   

Vice President:
Secretary: Judy Sewell                   

Treasurer: Leslie Ann Geer 


Appointed Positions


Steve Sumner

Helena Parry

Ray Aeschliman

Dan Wolcott 

Appointed Positions

Appointed Positions

Appointed Positions


Newsletter Editor: Kelly Dickerson

Membership: Lee Hall 

Programs: Marilyn Sorrick

Building and Grounds Management: 

Bonnie Zuchniak, John Siefer, Brian Loveland


Event Coordinators

Appointed Positions

Club Member Awards: President 

Community Beautification Recognition Awards: Bonnie Zuchniak 

Community Recognition and Memorials: Executive Board 

Community Gardens: 

Sue Abbott, Judy Woudenberg

Constitution: Ron Snowberger 

Elisa's Refreshment Society: 

Elisa Loveland 

Finance: Leslie Ann Geer 

Historian: Ron Snowberger 

Horticulture Show: Judy Woudenberg

Illness & Remembrance: Sue Siefer

Multi-Media/Publicity/Public Relations: Karen Smith (webmaster kesmith6@kent.edu)

Newsletter: Kelly Dickerson

Plant Sale:  Rick Strebler, Steve Sumner

Photography Exhibits: 

Scholarship: Anne Jorgenson, Helena Parry


Youth Activities: Executive Board; Sprouts & Shoots Coordinators: Pat, Terry, and Michelle

Event Coordinators

Event Coordinators

Event Coordinators

February dinner auction: Marilyn Sessions & Committee

March: President's Banquet: President and Kelly Dickerson 

June Picnic: President & Committee

August Corn Roast: President & Committee

October Fall Festival: President & Committee

December Snowflakes & Sugarplums: Bonnie Zuchniak, Karen Smith, & Committee