About Cooper Young Garden Club

“Passionately planting seeds of beauty, community + pride,   one garden at a time” 


The Cooper-Young Garden Club is dedicated to promoting gardening education, neighborhood beautification and conservation through volunteerism and friendship in the Cooper-Young community.


The Cooper-Young Garden Club was founded January 2015 with 11 members but has grown to 33 members. In 2016, we became a Federated member of the Tennessee Federated Garden Club, District 1. The Cooper-Young Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) organization under the umbrella of the Cooper-Young Community Association.

Officers 2016-2018

  • President: Kim Halyak
  • 1st Vice President: Tyrina Browning
  • 2nd Vice-President: Sharron Johnson
  • Secretary:  Judi Shellabarger
  • Treasurer:  Katie McHaney
  • Publicity: Heidi Knochenhauer + Apryl Potter
  • Photography: Jessica Blount
  • Arboretum Chair: Judi Shellabarger
  • Garden Walk Chair: Kim Halyak

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Club Schedule: 2017

  • January-
    • Meeting, Jan 18, Speaker: Molly Hampton, “Knowing + Growing Daffodils”
  • February-
    • Meeting, Feb 15, Speaker: Dr. Gene McKenzie, “Ferns for the Midsouth”
  • March-
    • March 8, 3:30-4:30, meet at Peabody Elem. to demonstrate how to make Fairy Gardens to School Garden Club.
    • Meeting, Mar 15, Speaker: Susanne , “50 Shades of Green, Enhancing Curb Appeal”
    • March 17, 10:00:11:00, March in Cooper Young St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • April-
    • Meeting, Apr 18, Judi Shellabarger house, “Getting Ready for the Garden Walk”
  • May-
    • Meeting, May 18, _____house, “Last Minute Garden Walk tasks”
  • June-
    • Meeting, June 21, ____’s house, ” Celebrate Garden Walk, discuss successes + needs”
  • July-
    • Meeting, July 19, _____’s house, “Sanne-Making Salsa” + Canning
  • August-
    • Meeting, Aug 16, Mike Larivee’s house, “Composting 101”
  • September-
    • Meeting, Sept.20, Cyca office, “
  • October-
    • Meeting, Oct 18, Cyca office, “Making a Terrarium” Mary Heim
  • November-
    • Meeting, Nov 15, Cyca office, “Electing Officers for 2018-2020
  • December-
    • Meeting, Dec 20, katie’s House, “Annual Christmas Party, Secret Santa Gift”

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


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