Develop your gardening knowledge and skills. Participation is a combination of informational presentations and hands-on experience. Janet Macunovich, master gardener and designer of our Children's Sensory Garden, serves as our 'crew chief" for the the gardening work bees, a great learning experience. She also is a presenter at many meetings or, through her vast network of contacts, connects us with knowledgeable presenters on a variety of topics.
No cost to participate beyond your time and efforts and work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Attendance is open to non-members too!
Wednesday, February 8, 6:00p-8:00p
Cacti & Succulents: Easy to Grow & Carefree!
Speaker: Judy Cornellier
Join us to learn about gardening with cacti and succulents. Their beautiful flowers and textures are a big part of the appeal. Judy Cornellier is a founding member of the Troy Garden Club. A seasoned staffer at Telly’s Greenhouse she gives talks on many aspects of gardening.
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00p-8:00p
Tool Sharpening Workshop
Workshop leader: Janet Macunovich Tips and tricks to help us get our garden tools ready for this year's growing season. Bring the gear you need to tune up for this hands-on event.
Children's Craft Program
Sunday, February 12, 1:00p-4:00p
Making Bird Feeders for the Garden
Presented by Library Garden Club Members
Nature during winter can make it hard for animals to find food. Join us to make bird feeders - one for the birds in the Library's garden and one to take home for your the birds in your yard.
Pruning Work Bee
Sunday, March 19, 2:00p-4:00p
In time for the vernal equinox (March 20), we hope to put into practice what we learned about pruning from Sue Grubba at our November 2016 meeting. The yews in beds around the Library need a good haircut and we may be just the barbers needed.
Meeting dates for 2017
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season the meetings begin at 4:30p with a work bee in the Garden or on the grounds of the Library. The second half of the meeting is time for networking and an informational presentation on a topic of interest. November through March meetings begin at 6:00p and consist of the networking and education elements.
APR 12, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
MAY 10, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
JUN 14, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
JUL 12, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
AUG 9, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
SEP 13, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
OCT 11, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee
NOV 8, 6:00p-8:00p
DEC 13, 6:00p-8:00p
2016 Children's Craft Program: Making Garden Decorations.
Everyone who participated had a blast making mobiles to hang in gardens at home and in the Children's Sensory Garden at the Library. See the slideshow at the right and make sure you check out the mobiles hanging from the crab apple tree by the Library entrance. Event sponsored by the Library Garden Club