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Elizabeth Antonelli, left, received a $1,00 scholarship from the Quiet Corner Garden Club recently. Courtesy photo.
The Quiet Corner Garden Club awarded a $1000 scholarship to Elizabeth Antonelli, from Danielson.  Liza, as Elizabeth is known to her family and friends, took science classes in the agriculture program at Killingly High School, which helped her decide to study plant biotechnology in college.  Plant biotechnology helps farmers have higher crop yields, while also using reduced amounts of pesticides and herbicides which, in turn, helps the farms be more productive and cost-effective.  Liza has volunteered in community activities related to horticulture, which included working at a local nursery and participating in a floriculture competition.  She also developed a home-based business selling chrysanthemums.  Liza will be attending Gordon College in the fall.   
The Quiet Corner Garden Club raises scholarship funds every year by hosting a large plant and flower sale the day before Mother’s Day in May
The Quiet Corner Garden Club hosts interesting and informative presentations related to all types of gardening, wildlife, brings in speakers and has workshops throughout the year.  Some past programs have included native plants, types of perennials, making hyper tufa containers, composting, leaf casting, seed saving, caring for bees, growing tomatoes, to name a few.  The garden club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.  Field trips of group garden tours and outings are arranged, and the club members volunteer for local civic programs.  The club meets the first Monday of each month at the South Woodstock Baptist Church.  
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