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2014 GCFM CALENDAR

August 1 - 2  St. Croix Flower Show
                    Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School
                    Ellsworth, Maine 

September 11 - 13 Old York Garden Club 
                     Flower Show, York Public Library




NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
 

September 24 – 29 – NGC Fall Board Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, Marriott Downtown 

October 20 – 23 – NER Annual Meeting and Symposium, Burlington, VT


 

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MAINE EVENTS


October 30 – GCFM Fall Conference,  
               Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME 



  



SAVE THE DATE

OCTOBER 30th


83rd FALL CONFERENCE

"Choices for Promoting,   Preserving & Protecting" 

        

Augusta Civic Center

 "Cranberries and Bees"

 "No Rules - Just Fun"

 Flower Design 

Deadline October 20th

             








GARDENERS ADDING POLLINATORS 

(BeeGAP Program) 

The partnership between NGC and Crown Bees is coming to Maine.  GCFM is  supporting this partnership by increasing awareness of adding native bees to our gardens by adding Mason Bees.  Mason bees are SOLITARY, gentle, rarely stinging and are harder working pollinators.  Honey Bee population levels have dropped by 50% in the past 25 years.  The adding of Mason bees will be appreciated by backyard gardening enthusiasts as well as commercial growers.    

You can check out their website at www.crownbees.com/

How can you get involved?  Raise Mason Bees in your own garden and provide habitats for our native solitary nesting bees by adding nesting materials. 

GCFM will be offering Crown Bees Products through the generous folks at Crown Bees Fundraising opportunity. These products and bees will be available at upcoming District Meetings, Convention and Fall Conference. 

More information on Mason Bees can be found on the NGC website, in The National Gardener, (Fall 2013 Issue) and/or by contacting Barbara Longstaff, GCFM Horticulture Chairman and BeeGAP Project Coordinator  


 
 
 
 
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