DesNet meetings and programs provide members with a wealth of education, networking, good food, and a great time with like-minded women. The program year runs from September through March, with occasional nursery tours and other gatherings during the busy summer months.
We are very excited to share our programs here for the 2020|2021 season. If there's something you'd like to learn more about, please send an email and share your ideas for consideration.
We are always adding new events to the website and via email directly to members. Besides this fabulous season, click to view the 2019|2020 programs, 2018|2019 programs, and 2017|2018 programs to see what you missed!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
September 19, 2020
11:00 am, meet at 10:45
October 5, 2020
Catie is in the process of developing her flower farm. We can walk the fields to see what’s in bloom and learn her methods and plans for the future. And we can hang out and relax and chat-More information & RSVP
Garden tour led by docent, Home tour is on your own
We will be planning the rest of the year and catching up with each other as well.
We will have a 90 minute tour of the zoo, then will be free to roam the zoo.
November 7, 2020
Help restore history! Our group has had an ongoing relationship with these gardens. This is a nice opportunity to give back to the community and to continue to help with their mission.
October 24, 2020
December 8, 2020
Functional Uses of Herbs
Join us as we Zoom with Deb Knapke, The Garden Sage, of Columbus, Ohio as she enlightens us on the functional uses of herbs, expanding our knowledge far beyond culinary and aesthetic values of these wonderful plants!
Virtual Book Club Discussion
The first book we will be reading is The Songs of Trees (Stories from Nature's Great Connector's), by David George Haskell
Winter Interest Hike
March 5, 2021
Winter Interest Hike At The Holden Arboretum
This will be an informal walk around the gardens to find plants that are interesting in the off season.
March 8, 2021
Get to Know your Fellow Members Round Table
Let us get to know you, give us a basic introduction of who you are and what your work is like. Zoom
March 23, 2021
Share Your Goals and Hindsight Insights Round Table
What new things will 2021 bring for you? If you could go back 10 years, what would you want yourself to know? Zoom
Wood Rd Salad Farm Tour
August 26, 2021
Potluck and Tour, 20 year work in progress!
A late summer Design Network gathering at The Wood Road Salad Farm in Madison. We’ll enjoy some dinner together first then walk it off wandering around the beds. Guests and spouses welcome!