Club Program Calendar


All meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Club-Programs

The Club, founded in 1934, has as its mission to promote the love of horticulture, to protect and preserve our natural resources, to provide educational opportunities, to contribute responsibly to civic and environmental needs, and to enjoy the fellowship of our members.

One needs not be a gardener to belong.  Membership in the Bar Harbor Garden Club is open to all interested people. Club programs are scheduled September through the month of May.

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2023 – 2024  PROGRAM CALENDAR

The Club meetings typically will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a brief business discussion followed by a program starting around 1:30 PM. Members are encouraged to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the food pantry to each meeting.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Organic Composting Solutions” presented by Mark King, Maine Composting School Maine Department of Environmental Protection. See Details

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Shorebirds of MDI” presented by Brad Zitske, Wildlife Biologist, Bird Group Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. See Details

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Sprouts and Plants for Better Digestive Health” presented by Chef Steven Boas, Tummy Peace Brown Bread Bakery. See Details

Thursday, December 14, 2023 Holiday Tea at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Growing Gardens and Growing Minds” presented by Brittany Layman, Board Chair Maine School Garden Network.

Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. “Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes” presented by Rachel Fowler, PhD, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine.

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor.  HANDS-ON: “Floral Valentine Tray Favors” led by Linda Uberseder, BHGC member.   Members will create Floral Valentines for Birch Bay Residents.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor.  “The Birds of Acadia: Changes in our Avian Population” presented by Richard MacDonald, The Natural History Center.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor.  “Nurturing Through Nature – Forest Bathing” presented by Sandy Fortin, Certified Nature and Forest Therapist Energy Elements.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 Annual Meeting and Luncheon from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Kebo Valley Club, 136 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor.   Our keynote speaker Dennis Bracale, Landscape Architect will talk on the topic of “Becoming part of the MDI Garden Tradition — My Masterworks”.