The Belfast Garden Club and the Belfast Free Library Winter Lecture Series: Garden Treasures and Special Spaces concludes with an illustrated talk with Irene Brady Barber titled, “Travel the World through Backyard Gardens.” The program will take place in the Abbott Room of the BelfastFree Library and is free and open to all.
Irene Brady Barber of Durham, Maine is a horticulture therapist and landscape designer, working at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and her own company, Irene Brady Barber Greenscape Design. Irene was named the Young Nursery Professional of the Year by the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association in 2014. In this presentation Irene will take us on a tour of the world using beautiful garden photographs. We will enjoy the beauty of Japanese landscapes, English cottage gardens, versions of Monet’s loveliness in France and many more. Perhaps one will be inspired to create a unique backyard landscape of one’s own.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more of the books below, please contact Donna Busch at firstname.lastname@example.org The books can be picked up at the monthly meeting of the Belfast Garden Club on the third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m., at the Belfast Public Library.
Hallowell, A.C. and B.G. Hallowell. 1981. Fern Finder: a guide to native ferns of northeastern and central North America. Small paperback. $1.00
Taylor's Guide to Water-Saving Gardening. 1990. Houghton Miflin. Paperback. $1.00
Anderson, E.B. 1963. Rock Gardens. Hard cover. $2.00
Petry, Loren C. 1968. A Beachcomber's Botany. Hard cover. $2.50
Staff of the L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell Univ. 1976. HORTUS THIRD: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Large reference volume. $5.00
Sinclair, W.A., H.H. Lyon, and W.T. Johnson. 1987. Diseases of Trees and Shrubs. Cornell Univ. Large format, hard cover. $4.00
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.