The Belfast Garden Club meets at 1:00 PM on the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month from September to May in the vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, unless otherwise announced.
The Executive Board meets monthly at 9:30 a.m. on the first (1st) Tuesday prior to the regular meeting at the home of Carol Gater, 70 Church Street, Belfast, unless otherwise announced. Executive Board meetings are open to all members.
The Belfast Garden Club is open to anyone interested in the Club’s stated objectives. To retain membership a member must pay dues (individual $20.00, family $25.00) and attend at least three (3) meetings during the year or contribute significantly in other ways to the Club’s aims and projects.
Dues must be paid to the Treasurer by June 30, 2013, in order
to be included in the 2013-2014 yearbook.
The Club's purpose is:
to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening,
to aid in the protection of native flora and fauna
to promote civic beautification
to improve skills in flower arrangement
God gave us flowers, songbirds and trees,
clean water and rich land.
May we conserve, protect and love
The blessings from His hand.
The above stanza was written and set to music by Gladys Pitcher of Belfast, and dedicated to her parents, Elbridge and Emma Pitcher, for their work in the early 1900s in founding and encouraging the Belfast Improvement Society, forerunner of the Belfast Garden Club.
Books for The Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center
The Garden Club is collecting gardening books and cook books for donation to the Reentry Center.
The Reentry Center garden project has been in operation for three years and produces thousands of pounds of vegetables that are shared with over three dozen programs that provide food to those in need.
In addition to gardening books, The Garden Club would like to provide cook books so residents may learn how to cook nutritious meals from the fruits of their garden.
If you have books to donate please contact Donna Bush at 785-2325, or e-mail email@example.com.
Green Thumb Plant Sale
This year's Green Thumb Plant Sale will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Boathouse in Belfast.
Labeled and potted plant donations may be dropped off on Friday, May 17 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
She who works with her hands and her head and her heart is an artist. — St. Francis of Assisi
OTHER GARDEN CLUB PROJECTS
Belfast Free Library garden. Photo by Sara Shute
Crabapple Allee,City Park. Photo by Sara Shute
Water Loo during Christmas season. Photo: Sara Shute (www.millerstreet.biz)
Water Loo garden at the public restrooms near the harbor. Not only were the plantings created, but the stone steps and stone work were also created by the Belfast Garden Club Civic Beautification Committee members.