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 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, August 9, 4:30p-8:00p
Part 1: Work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden, 4:30p-6:00p;
Part 2: Presentation by arborist Mike Barger, Mike's Tree Suirgeons, Inc., "Caring for the Trees in our Landscapes," 6:30p-8:00p
Work bee leader: Janet Macunovich Bring the gardening gear for this hands-on event.
Part 2: Mike will show what to look for when evaluating and/or troubleshooting our trees.
Meeting dates for 2017
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season 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 6:00p and consist of the networking and education elements.
SEP 13, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
OCT 11, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
NOV 8, 6:00p-8:00p Education topic: TBD
DEC 13, 6:00p-8:00p Education topic: TBD
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.