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, May 8, 2019
The Language of Flowers: Talking Bouquets
Presented by Judy Cornellier, Herbalist & Gardening Educator
"Did you know that every flower and every way of placing a blossom in an arrangement has a meaning, assigned to it in Victorian times and still used today? Here are fun things you can tell children -- and adults, too -- about the hidden messages in flowers, bouquets and even people's names. Everything from your garden to a vase full of cut flowers and even a Harry Potter movie will take on new meaning!"
Where: Library's Community Room
Meeting dates for 2019
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. Bring you gardening gear and enjoy tending to the Library's gardens and hands-on lessons from Janet Macunovich, Master Gardener. 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.
June 12, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
July 10, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
August 14, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
September 11, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
October 9, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
November 13, 6:30p-8:00p - TBD
December 2019 - No meeting. Happy Holidays
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.