My how time flies by! Here we are into May. Hope your all are able to get out and enjoy the "black fly season" I know my long pants and long shirts and head net look goofy, but at least I come back inside without the bug bites!!! Gotta love spring
Jan 20, 2016
Met at Greenleaf Farms in Dover with Deb Sousane for soap making
Feb 17,2016 9 members in attendance
We had a meeting at the library with Julie Coleman about wild pollinators. She showed pictures of many different native bees, some did not even look like bees as they were very colorful, shaped different, but very effective pollinators. to keep the natives she suggested to reduce pesticide use, use native plants, reduce lawn area, create transition zones. Very informative
March 16,2016 10 members and quests
meeting at the library Growing small fruits with KellyMcAdam and Elaina Enzien. Site prep good soil is key, well drained. They described the different levels for soil ph for blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. handed out many leaflets with specific info for fruits to grow. Lots of questions from the people there, very informative
April 20, 2016 6 in attendance
Tina Sawtelle from Pinewoods Yankee Farms in Lee gave a lesson in flower arranging with a beautiful array of flowers, greenery and vases and containers to work with. cost was $20 and we all ended up with a large bouquet and a smaller one also. Had a great time and everyones turned out beautiful.
April 16, 2016
Town Garden cleanup 6 members in attendance
Got a lot accomplished in 2 hours with only 6 people. Garden looks great thanks everyone for your help
Library garden cleanup got moved to 30th because it rained hard on the 23.
On the 30th it was just four people to clean, rake blow/vac what was left to be done. thanks to Jeff and Kim for bringing the power equipment, and myself and Lynn for helping. Great job everyone!
this month our field trip is to the Garden in the Woods in Framingham MA. on the 14th of May. We need to car pool and know how many will be able to attend, We will leave the library by 9 am as it's 1 1/2 hours away. the week we are there is Trillium week. You will be able to buy plants there and we will have a special tour at 1 or 2 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing this 45 acre wildflower garden in the woods. Hope you can join us!
Also remember the Friends of the library plant sale on June 4th at the rec hall under the library. bring your perennials to donate the night before and come join the fun from 8 to noon.The friends will have big raffle. The bloomers will have a raffle for three items also. Hope to see you all there