Flower Foragers: Bees and Others in My Backyard and Borders. Belfast Garden Club hosts talk with Amy Campbell – All are welcome!

Posted April 02, 2013, at 8:47 p.m.
LewLou | BDN
LewLou | BDN
LewLou | BDN

Tuesday, April 16, 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 ; belfastgardenclub.org

The April meeting of The Belfast Garden Club will take place Tuesday, April 16, featuring a presentation and discussion, “Flower Foragers: Bees and Others in My Backyard and Borders “ with Amy Campbell.

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.

Amy Campbell lives, gardens and keeps honeybees in Rockport. An advocate for native bees, she is also a Master Gardener and an award-winning nature photographer. She will give us an introduction to the common kinds of bees that are found in Midcoast gardens, how to tell the difference between bees and other confusing flying insects, and how we can and why we should welcome them in our gardens.

This month’s short horticulture topic will be: “Growing a CSA”, with CSA farmer Christa Bahner. After a break, featuring snacks and finger foods provided by the Hospitality Committee, Amy Campbell will give her 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 belfastgardenclub.org or email belfastgardenclub@gmail.com or call Corliss Davis 930-3562