Photo courtesy of Nancy Hauswald
Midcoast gardeners eager to start digging after this record-breaking winter are asked by the Belfast Garden Club to remember its annual Green Thumb Plant Sale set for Saturday, May 16, at the Belfast Boathouse.
The hugely popular sale depends on local gardeners, farmers and nursery operators. If you are dividing perennials or starting seedlings, consider donating some to the sale. If you wish to pick up an extra six-pack or two of flowers, veggies or herbs next time you’re shopping at your favorite local greenhouse, the club would be grateful to receive those, too. ...continue reading
The Belfast Garden Club made a donation last month, of 10 new garden and horticulture books to the Belfast Free Library. The books were purchased with funds raised at the Green Thumb Plant Sale held in May. Selections for the donation include books for both adults and children. Topics include writers describing their gardening experiences; growing fruits and berries holistically; natural garden style; insider secrets from Maine gardeners; gardening lab experiments for kids; as well as other subjects.
The library displays the new books for public perusal before placing them on the shelves for circulation.
The Belfast Garden Club fosters the acquisition of knowledge of gardening and protection of native flora and fauna. The club has promoted civic beautification since 1929. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round and extends a warm welcome to all.
On behalf of the Belfast Garden Club, Donna Busch, chair of the club's Book Committee (R), presents a donation of gardening and horticultural related books to Steve Norman (L), director of the Belfast Free Library. (Photo by Martha Laitin)
There is a new way to enjoy "Our Town Belfast." Have you heard about the Belfast in-town nature trail? Co-sponsored by the Belfast Garden Club, members of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition mapped out and created the five mile walking trail. To download a copy of the trail map and guide, go to www.belfastbaywatershed.org and click on Learn More About Us, then Belfast In-Town Nature Trail Map and Guide.
Jon Thurston, Agriculture Coordinator for RSU 20, accepts a check from The Belfast Garden Club on March 18 for student scholarships at the summer Farm Camp program at Troy Howard Middle School’s Garden Project. Garden Club members Ann Mullen (L) and Corliss Davis (R) present the check and a garland of flowers to Thurston.
Donna Busch from the Belfast Garden Club presents gardening books for the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center’s Garden Project to Bill Browning, Community Resource Coordinator. Photo by Martha Laitin
Belfast Garden Club members showed support for the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center’s Garden Program by donating instructive books to the Reentry Center’s library on growing vegetables and preparing nutritious meals after harvesting the bountiful food. Club members gave books from their personal collections and purchased new books for the project. The books will be available to residents at the Reentry Center’s library in Belfast to assist them in learning gardening techniques for northern climate gardens, general good gardening principles, and using the produce in the kitchen to make healthy meals.