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Belfast Garden Club’s October Meeting : “Caring for your fruit trees” with Mark Fulford – All are welcome!

Posted Sept. 25, 2012, at 8:46 p.m.
LewLou | BDN

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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

For more information: Corliss Davis; 207-930-3562 ; belfastgardenclub.org

The October meeting of The Belfast Garden Club will take place Tuesday, October 16, featuring a presentation and discussion, “Caring for your fruit trees” by Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm in Monroe.

The program 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.

Mark Fulford, an independent farm consultant and educator with 40 years of agricultural experience, operates Teltane Farm in Monroe with his wife, Paula. He teaches how to transition from conventional to organic and biological agriculture, hands-on skills in organic orcharding, non-electric water technologies and soil, crop and forage nutrition. He’s studied new developments in agriculture in Australia, the Philippines and mainland China.

This month’s short horticulture topic will be, Library Archives: Preserving Important History By Betsy Paridis. After a break, featuring snacks and finger foods provided by the Hospitality Committee, Mark Fulford will give his presentation.

The 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 belfastgardenclub.org or email belfastgardenclub@gmail.com or call Corliss Davis 930-3562

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