Camden Garden Club Meeting - October 24, 2019
Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Camden Garden Club Meeting - October 24, 2019

Conservation and Natural Landscapes

“Conservation and Natural Landscapes” will be the topic at the Camden Garden Club meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the First Congregational Church, 33 Elm Street in Camden.  Coffee and Tea will be served at 9:00 a.m. followed by the presentation at 9:30.  The event is free and open to the public.

Guest speaker Annette Naegel is Director of Conservation at Georges River Land Trust and has been working in the field of conservation and stewardship for the past thirty years.  Growing up in southern Connecticut with a stream running through her backyard, Naegel spent many hours exploring and learning about the beauty and diversity of nature. She attended Connecticut College to study economics but also studied with William Niering, a well-known botanist and wetland ecologist, which eventually led to work in the environmental field and a degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry.  Annette loves to swim, hike, ski and generally be outdoors. She lives in Rockland and enjoys tending her own vegetable and perennial gardens.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit www.camdengardenclub.org or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com.

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Camden Garden Club Meeting - August 22, 2019
Aug
22
9:00 AM09:00

Camden Garden Club Meeting - August 22, 2019

At the Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street.  Program starts at 9:30 am.  All are welcome.

Speaker: Nancy Caudle-Johnson

Topic: Camden’s Heritage Trees – Presentation followed by a walking tour.

Nancy Caudle-Johnson is a licensed arborist who, with her husband, founded TREEKEEPERS LLC, an arboriculture company. She created the heritage tree walking tour as a tribute to trees in her own village and to encourage other Camden residents and visitors to appreciate, preserve, and protect trees. Through her writing, photographs, and design, she hopes to educate, deepen understanding of the earth’s arboreal resource, and inspire others to celebrate trees in their communities.

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Camden Garden Club Meeting - April 25, 2019

Guest speaker was David T. Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist and Cooperating Professor of Horticulture for the University of Maine who spoke on “Growing Strawberries and Raspberries.” He covered the variety of plants available, how to select the best planting site, and how to prepare the soil to ensure a bountiful and delicious crop. 

 Handley has been based at Highmoor Farm, the Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Monmouth, Maine, since 1983, where he carries out applied research regarding berry and vegetable variety evaluation, production techniques and pest management strategies.  He coordinates statewide integrated pest management (IPM) programs for strawberries and sweet corn.  Dr. Handley is the author of numerous Extension fact sheets, articles and newsletters, and co-editor of two regional small fruit production guides.

Club meetings are held at the Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street.  Program starts at 9:30 am.  All are welcome.

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“Gardening Around the House in Mid-Coast Maine: Local Gardens of All Sizes and Styles to Inspire You” - Winter Horticulture Series 2019
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

“Gardening Around the House in Mid-Coast Maine: Local Gardens of All Sizes and Styles to Inspire You” - Winter Horticulture Series 2019

February 26, 2019

Speaker: Anne E. Perkins, Headacre Farms

"Gardening Around the House in Mid-Coast Maine: Local Gardens of All Sizes and Styles to Inspire You"  is the topic of the presentation of the Camden Garden Club’s 2019 Winter Horticulture Series in the Picker Room, Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 26 t 10:00 a.m.

Anne Perkins has been gardening since the age of four and has left a trail of gardens behind her, in places as varied as Florida and Alaska, as she followed her husband in his career. Settled back in Maine since 2001, she is now able to devote herself to full-time gardening and is enjoying every minute of it. 

 Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org. or email them at camdengardenclub100@gmail.com

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“New Foundation Gardens” - Winter Horticulture Series 2019
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

“New Foundation Gardens” - Winter Horticulture Series 2019

February 19, 2019

Speaker: Irene Brady Barber

“Container Gardens - Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables” is the topic of the presentation of the Camden Garden Club’s 2019 Winter Horticulture Series in the Picker Room, Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. 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. Barber was named the Young Nursery Professional of the Year by the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association in 2014.

 Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.  For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org. or email them at camdengardenclub100@gmail.com

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Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Horticulture Series 2019 - "Houseplants – Not Just the Usual Suspects"

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The featured speaker, Dennis Milliken, is a lifelong gardener who has worked in the horticulture industry for over 40 years, most recently at Green Thumb in Rockport.  He is currently a member of the board of trustees at Merryspring Nature Center. 

Many people take their plants indoors in the winter but even the hardiest of them can have issues.  Milliken will educate the audience on proper winter care, including getting enough sunlight during the darkest months, keeping humidity in check, and how to identify and treat for the tiny pests that can harm your plants indoors.

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