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 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, May 9
Capturing Garden Beauties in Pictures
Join us for a work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden.
Enjoy gorgeous garden images as you learn professional horticultural photographer Steven Nikkila's simple methods for taking pictures of flowers, birds, butterflies and other garden beauties. Great for anyone with any camera or camera-phone. You will see how to capture fleeting beauty, frame the best shot, set up striking before-and-after shots, plan a dramatic sequence to show seasonal change or differences over the years, and correct for less-than-perfect light or subject matter.
Where: Library's Community Room.
Meeting dates for 2018
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season (April through October) 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 6:30p and consist of the networking and education elements.
March, 14, 6:30p-8:00p, Divisions & Spring Trades to Improve the Team of Plants in Your Garden
April 11, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p Spring Yard Clean-up That Saves Work All Year
May 9, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p Capturing Garden Beauties in Pictures
June 13, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
July 11, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
August 8, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
September 12, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
October 10, 4:30p-6:00p, workbee, 6:30p-8:00p TBA
November 14, 6:30p-8:00p, Topic TBA
No meeting in December
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.