Develop your gardening knowledge and skills. Participation is a combination of informational presentations and hands-on experience. Janet Macunovich, master gardener and designer of our Children's Sensory Garden, serves as our 'crew chief" for the gardening work bees, a great learning experience. She also is a presenter at many meetings or, through her vast network of contacts, connects us with knowledgeable presenters on a variety of topics.
No cost to participate beyond your time and efforts and work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Attendance is open to non-members too!
Wednesday, November 14
Join us for a work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden, crew leader Janet Macunovich, Master Gardener. Work will concentrate on preparing the beds for winter.
A purposely created low spot on a property can intercept run-off water or accept water directed to it from downspouts, sump-pumps and other sources. Populate that spot with plants that love occasional flooding and the ground there can handle even more water since a good deal will be drawn into plants, used in photosynthesis and then cool the area as it's released as water vapor. In this presentation: How to create, maintain and enjoy a rain garden!
Where: Library's Community Room.
Meeting dates for 2018
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season (March through NOvember) the meetings begin at 4:30p with a work bee in the Garden or on the grounds of the Library. The second half of the meeting is time for networking and an informational seminar on a topic of interest. December through February meetings begin at 6:30p and consist of the networking and education elements.
No meeting in December
2017 Children's Craft Programs
Making Bird Feeders for the Garden
Nature during winter can make it hard for animals to find food. Several kids joined us on Sunday, February 12th to make bird feeders - one for the birds in the Library's garden and one to take home for your the birds in their yard.
Making Scarecrows for the Garden
Scarecrows have a long history in our gardens. We had a lot of fun learning about this and making a scarecrow for our gardens at home.