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Club Name Longfellow Garden Club
Email deborah.r.peck@gmail.com
Web Address www.longfellowgardenclub.org
Categories Stroudwater District
Club Information The Longfellow Garden Club was created in 1924 to promote and maintain the Longfellow Garden on the campus of the Maine Historical Society in downtown Portland, ME. The Colonial Revival Garden was completely replanted in 2009 following construction on the Brown Memorial Library. The garden is located behind the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Information about the Garden, including an illustrated Plant Identification Guide, may be found on the Maine Historical Society website at https://www.mainehistory.org/.

In addition, we collaborate with Portland Parks and Recreation to maintain the Longfellow Arboretum in Payson Park. The mission of the arboretum is to provide the public with an opportunity to observe unusual, labeled tree specimens not commonly found in this area of New England. A brochure about the Arboretum may be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1916.

The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 10:00 - noon from September-June. We usually meet at Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME. Due to Covid-19 we are starting the 2020-2021 year with meetings via Zoom. Please see details in the program information.
During the summer months we work bi-weekly in the Longfellow Garden and monthly in the Arboretum.
Club Programs September and October meetings will be available only through ZOOM.
Physical meetings November-May will be contingent on COVID 19 and Maine Audubon guidelines. If this is not possible, they will take place via ZOOM with the same link, password and meeting id listed below.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This meeting will take place via Zoom. If you do not have Zoom downloaded on your phone, iPad or computer, please do so prior to the meeting.
The link to the meeting is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83687573313?pwd=TGpnSUxUaUw3Si8vdm9XUGR1dkhwQT09
The Meeting ID is: 836 8757 3313
The Passcode is: 859031

1:00 Business Meeting
Annual Committee Reports
2:00 Colleen Griffin, registered horticultural therapist practicing in Southern Maine. “Horticultural Therapy”, an age-old practice, utilizing plants and gardening activities as a therapeutic tool to reduce the influence of stress in daily life

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
This meeting will take place via Zoom.
The link to the meeting is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83687573313?pwd=TGpnSUxUaUw3Si8vdm9XUGR1dkhwQT09
The Meeting ID is: 836 8757 3313
The Passcode is: 859031

1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Rayne Hoke, owner of Flora’s Muse, “The Slow Flower Movement”

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
This meeting will be available via Zoom.
The link to the meeting is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83687573313?pwd=TGpnSUxUaUw3Si8vdm9XUGR1dkhwQT09
The Meeting ID is: 836 8757 3313
The Passcode is: 859031

Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines.
1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Katrina Bussiere-Venhulzen, Senior Environmental Educator,“ECOMaine, How Does it Work?”


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines
10:00 Business Meeting
11:00 Creative Holiday Décor, facilitated by LGC member Mary Moran: Creating Holiday Boxwoods
12:30 Holiday lunch to be served including chili, chowder, dessert, coffee/tea

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines.
No regularly scheduled business meeting
1:00 Committee meetings if desired

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines.
1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Ted Carter, Inspirational Landscapes: “Incorporating the practices of feng shui, geomancy, and earth energies to design a thoughtful landscape design that is in harmony with the land”

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines.
1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Carolyn Snell, Snell Family Farm/Carolyn Snell Design: The Growing of a Flower Business

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm, Falmouth to be determined per COVID 19 guidelines.
1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Eric Topper, Director of Education, Maine Audubon
Portland Educator
Update and Review of Grantee Work
In partnership with Maine Audubon, Longfellow Garden Club supports a Portland teacher through a grant to develop curriculum that is gardening related.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Ft Williams, Cape Elizabeth
Longfellow Garden Club Annual Meeting
10:30 Coffee/Registration
11:00 Streamlined Business Meeting
Picnic Lunch
DIY Floral design project

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Annual Plant, Pie and Garden Accessories Sale
Woodford Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street, Portland
8:00 Set Up Rain or Shine!
9:00 Sale begins
11:30 Sale wraps up for another year


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