Do you ever wonder why gardeners are always seeking new knowledge? Why they gather together in clubs, community gardens and classes, and travel to presentations and botanical destinations? Why do gardeners volunteer in schools and parks, and on their winter down time, pour over books, blogs and catalogs?
Chewonki is a school, camp and environmental education organization that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.
Speaker Irene Brady Barber is a program coordinator for the Adult Horticulture Education and Horticultural Therapy programs at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens currently developing a Center for Professional Horticulture and expanding the existing Horticultural Therapy program there.
The annual Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series kicks off its return on Tuesday, January 30 at 10 a.m. in the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library, located at 55 Main Street. This year’s presentations will include information on community gardening, the master gardener program and biodiversity in the garden.
As long ago as 1950, members of the Camden Garden Club took it upon themselves to bring the joy of the holiday season to downtown Camden by filling each lamp post basket with seasonal greenery. Now, sixty seven years later, this dedicated group continues the tradition.
On Thursday, October 26, Anne Perkins, an avid gardener who raises a variety of flowers and vegetables for local restaurants, and head gardener and landscaper at the Knox Museum in Thomaston, will speak to members and guests of the Camden Garden Club about the ornamental gardens of Versailles.