Belfast Garden Club’s January Meeting: The Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center Garden Project with Jerome Weiner – All are welcome!

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.
LewLou | BDN
LewLou | BDN

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court Street, Belfast, Maine

For more information: Corliss Davis; 207-930-3562 ;

Belfast Garden Club’s first meeting of 2013 will take place Tuesday, January 15, featuring a presentation by Jerome Weiner, The Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center Garden Project. The talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The speaker will begin at 2 p.m. following a brief public club business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon meeting and program take place at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast.

Jerome Weiner is the Program Manager for The Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center, which works to successfully integrate State and County inmates back into their communities after serving time in prison. The garden project will be in its fourth year of operation in 2013. Over the past three summers it has produced tens of thousands of pounds of vegetables and shared the produce with over three-dozen programs that provide food to those in need. Reentry Center residents do much of the work in the garden, allowing them to get out and give back to the community in a significant manner (and enjoy the fruits of their labors!).

This month’s short horticulture topic will be Invasive Species: Invasive Plants to Watch For in 2013, presented by Hildy Ellis of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. After a break, featuring snacks and finger foods provided by the Hospitality Committee, Jerome Weiner will give his presentation.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification since 1929. They maintain 12 gardens around the city each year, host Open Garden Days garden tours during the summer, and support education through donations to the Belfast Free Library, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, and an annual education scholarship. Each meeting of the Belfast Garden Club is open to the public. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round.

For more information, visit or email or call Corliss Davis 930-3562.