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Horticulture and Environmental Studies

St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine 
Application deadline March 1.

Bar Harbor Garden Club Scholarship
Application deadline May 1.

Bar Harbor Garden Club Scholarship
Application deadline May 1.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are proud to offer these educational scholarships in support of various horticulture and environmental related studies.  Read more…

Peter H. Dolliver Legacy Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Peter H. Dolliver Legacy Scholarship in partnership with the Bar Harbor Garden Club of $750.  Madison Jones is a 2020 graduate of MDI High School and a Lamoine resident.  Read more …

Apple Tree Project —Youth Activities

The Bar Harbor Garden Club continued its donation of apple trees to schools in the Mount Desert Island community and the outer island schools. Although the schools were not in session in late spring due to the coronavirus, the Youth Activities committee arranged for the delivery of the trees.  Read more…

Youth Award Winners

The Bar Harbor Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine, has announced the 2019-2020 State of Maine, Regional and National Youth Award winners. Read more…

The Deadline for all BHGC 2020-2021 Youth Contests is Friday, January 8, 2021 See contest INFO…

1:00 PM, Thursday, November 12, 2020
— Please Join us for a virtual ‘Zoom’ presentation —
Sheepscot General co-founders, Ben and Taryn Marcus, to speak at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s November meeting.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club’s November 12 meeting will be presented by Ben and Taryn Marcus of Sheepscot General. Ben and Taryn met at a sheep club while studying agriculture in college. After traveling the world, they came back to Ben’s hometown of Whitefield, Maine. They rented an old dairy farm and farm stand, and named their enterprise Sheepscot General.

—Photograph courtesy of Sheepscot General, www.sheepscotgeneral.com

All Sheepscot General fields have been certified organic with MOFGA for the past decade. In 2019, they grew three acres of hemp from top-of-the-line, Oregon CBD genetics. Their hemp is rich in CBD, not THC, and grown for holistic purposes.

This enterprise is currently finishing its tenth farming season. Ben and Taryn farm about 100 acres and produce maple syrup, seedlings, vegetables, hemp, apples and strawberries.

The November club meeting will be offered only to our club members, and will take place via Zoom. All club members will receive an email containing a link to our Zoom meeting prior to November 12th. The “Zoom Room” will open at 12:45 PM and we strongly urge you to sign on early to allow time to check your connection and work out any technical issues.

For help in troubleshooting any Zoom problems contact president@barharborgardenclub.org or publicity@barharborgardenclub.org.

Click on a photograph below to read about a Bar Harbor Garden Club project.