Winter Lecture Series Hosts Talk on Pond Construction and Maintenance with Candi Gilpatric

Posted Feb. 27, 2013, at 3:17 p.m.
LewLou | BDN

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, ME

For more information: Ann Mullen; 207-338-9125; belfastgardenclub.org

How about a pond for planting those water-loving plants, and attracting beautiful and beneficial wildlife?

The Belfast Garden Club continues their evening program series, Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30pm in the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library. The theme for this winter’s evening lectures is Water and Planting in the Home Landscape for Beauty and Conservation. The March speaker will be Candi (Benwitz) Gilpatric, a Maine Natural Resource Conservation Agricultural Engineer who will discuss Pond Construction and Maintenance.

Candi Gilpatric, has 20 years of experience with NRCS and currently provides engineering assistance to Southern Maine counties. She will focus on how to choose a pond site by researching the hydrology and soils of the area. She will discuss the various styles of ponds and the methods of construction. For those of you already with ponds, she will discuss some helpful maintenance items to keep your pond safe and healthy.

Belfast Free Library is located at 106 High Street, Belfast. Belfast Garden Club and Belfast Free Library sponsor the monthly programs. The talk is free and the public is encouraged to attend, light refreshments will be served.

The Belfast Garden Club is committed to promoting both beauty and the conservation of our natural resources in public spaces and home gardens. Please join us for the final program of the water series on the topic of Rain Gardens on April 9. For more information contact Ann Mullen, 207-338-9125 or www.belfastgardenclub.org