Evening Programs

1803-004-B633BF50Learn how revolutionary design in early 18th-century gardens affected garden designs at Mount Vernon and Monticello, and how they influenced Henry Knox’s vision for the gardens at Montpelier, right here in Thomaston.

Anne Perkins of Headacre Farm in Owls Head will describe how that vision is being brought to life today to create uniquely historical fruit and vegetable gardens.

Anne Perkins farms in Owls Head. She has a CSA and provides veggies for Miranda's restaurant in Rockland, ME.

The Winter Program Series is held in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Snow ... you've got to love it! It's worth a second look!

winter-landscape-1352711725z63Jim Vickery in his book Winter Sign reminds us that winter is a mistress to reckon with . . . it hunts us with its cold and haunts us with its beauty. Let's embrace the winter season and explore life in the cold. Discover to your surprise and delight that the leafless woods are not lifeless.

Mike Shannon is a lifelong naturalist, storyteller, educator and Registered Maine Guide. Whether in the forest prowling for owls or aboard boats scanning for pelagic birds, he continues to lead outings for local groups. He is retired from Unity College where he taught ornithology and ecological education. A former director of the Audubon Ecology Camp in Maine (Hog Island), he has also served as Master Naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Mike has a long history of sharing his passion and enthusiasm for things natural.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and will be held in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast.