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2014 GCFM CALENDAR
HOLIDAY EVENTS OFFERED BY GCFM CLUBS
December 5 - 7 Camden Garden Club Christmas Candlelight Home Tour
Tickets sold at Owl & Turtle Bookstore and at the door during visiting hours
For More Info: Camden Garden Club Website
December 5 - 7 Boothbay Region Garden Club "Festival of Trees"
Opera House, Boothbay Harbor
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
No events until 2015
June 17 & 18, 2015
"Sands of Thyme by the Sea"
At The Colony Hotel Kennebunkport
Registration Form available in January
GARDENERS ADDING POLLINATORS
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