December Meeting and Presentation
“Growing Gardens and Growing Minds”
Brittany Layman, Board Chair, Maine School Garden Network
Youth in Maine schools are encouraged to develop healthy eating habits and practice
environmental stewardship through the support of the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN).
Educational school gardens are promoted throughout the state with the assistance and guidance of the MSGN. Eleven schools in Hancock County participate in the network. One of the special events offered by the network is the Maine School Garden Day which provides workshops, garden tours, and networking opportunities for teachers, garden volunteers and coordinators. Read More
The Bar Harbor Garden Club celebrated the Blue Star Memorial Marker ceremony on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 am.
Under the leadershp of the Co- chairs Jim Linnane and Carl Nelson, the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony was held according to the tradition on the 11th month, on the 11th day at the 11th hour at the Memorial Blue Star Marker on route 3in Bar Harbor. A hearty group braved the frigid 39 degree F temperatures and blustery winds blowing at 12 mph. A robust gathering of over 20 members and guests payed their respects to the many men and women who are serving and served in the armed forces.
November Meeting & Presentation
Chef Boas’ presentation, “Sprouts and Plants for Better Digestive Health,” sponsored by the
Bar Harbor Garden Club, will focus on the nutritional and digestive benefits of micro-greens. The talk is scheduled for Thursday,
November 9 at 1:00 P.M. at Birch Bay Retirement Village, Bar Harbor.
The Beatrix Farrand Society is ever so grateful to the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s donation for this major restoration.
The back portion of the roof, which was repaired last year, has begun to weather and turn grey, Note that the front portion, which was just repaired, will weather and turn grey over this coming winter. The roof replacement is done! HURRAY!
Thanks for supporting our July 2023 Fundraising Events
The Bar Harbor Garden Club would like to thank our community for their support of two July fundraisers. This was the 34th year for the Club serving pies at the Fourth of July Seafood Festival, and we also offered a ‘Gardens By The Sea’ garden tour mid-July.
The garden tour was made possible because of the people who graciously shared their gardens with us, and the generous help we received from so many volunteers and sponsors. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you know of a lovely garden in the community, for we’re always on the lookout for upcoming garden tours.
We want to thank the Mount Desert Islander & Ellsworth American Newspapers for including our articles promoting these fundraising events and our monthly programs, in addition to reporting some of the ways the Club supports the Community.