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, June 13
Choosing Trees or Tree-like Shrubs for Spaces Where Roots Have Limited Space
Join us for a work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden.
Scott Pittman, Garden Central in Berkley, has been choosing plants for confined spaces and seeing the great results for decades, both locally and out East. His presentation will be the starting point for improving the plantings in islands in the Library’s parking lot – our next landscape improvement project. The Library Gardeners will be designing and then planting and caring for trees in the library parking lot.
Where: Library's Community Room.
Meeting dates for 2018
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season (April through October) 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 presentation on a topic of interest. November through March meetings begin at 6:30p and consist of the networking and education elements.
July 11, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
August 8, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
September 12, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
October 10, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
November 14, 6:30p-8:00p, Topic TBA
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.