Sanne-Kure-Jensen Recycling coordinator Town of Portsmouth

"Ecological Landscape Design -Gardening for Wildlife"

     Pictures by Janice

Hostesses

 

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Ecological Landscaping

 

Eco-friendly Garden Designs

 

 

  Design landscapes to welcome wildlife and pollinators. Use native and ornamental plants with low input needs to encourage birds, pollinators and wildlife, while reducing maintenance, costs and potential toxins.

 

 

 

This workshop will reference

 

Sarah Stein’s inspirational book,

 

Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards and the

 

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Certified Backyard program.

 

 

 

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Books used in talk

Audience

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April  meeting- Anna Jane Kocon, owner of the Little State Flower Company- describes her business and location on 5 acres in  Portsmouth.             photos by Deb Mack

March meeting- Following a buffet by the hostess committee,  member Linda Kirkpatrick give tips and showed designs to explain the finer points of the schedule for our annual flower show coming in May at Atria.                                                                Photos by Deb Mack

February meeting-

Robyn Spagnolo- Botanical Jewelry

 

Look at your garden in a different way and see plant material in a way that allows you to consider drying and changing it to create beautiful pieces for a stunning flower show entry. The hostess committee had an amazing array of food items to taste over two tables!

                                      Photos by Roberta and Deb

                                       Raffle basket by Mary DiBara

 

 

      

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January 2017 Meeting-Hospital volunteer Barbara Powell Keeley explains Power of flowers as projects with many types of hospital patients. Making cards and arrangements for them to enjoy and feel as a accomplishment. Hostess committee with delicious food offerings nearly gone!

                                                Photos by Deb Mack

November 9, 2016- Dreamscapes Design owner, Teresa Mello,  describes water feature placement  and examples. She also explained the  fish life and plants that enhance the gardens she designs.

                                                        Photos by Deb Mack

 

         Hostess Committee table arrangement with Dish Garden display

October 11, 2016- Martin Van Hof on bringing in houseplants and their care                                                                          Photos by Deb Mack

September 14, 2016- Member new year get together at the library

                                                     Photo by Deb Mack

 

UPCOMING MEMBER Monthly Meeting Date (September - June)  2017-8                 

Speaker / Topic / Location (details in Our history, our goals

 

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Sept 13 , 2017

 

"Welcome Back-Reconnecting"

Remembering our member sponsors

Civic Beautification Business Beautification awards

Portsmouth Free Public Library

1:00

 

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9th Annual Yard Sale

 

Sept 30., 2017

Aquidneck Christian Academy

9am-1pm

Indoors, free

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October 11, 2017

 

"R.I. Federation of Garden Club  Judges Critique our May flower show entries"

Atria Aquidneck Place

1:00

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October 20, 2017
Taste of Portsmouth Library fundraiser

 

Workshop to create arrangements for raffles

9 am -12 am at the library

Event at the Portsmouth Free Public

that evening

7-9 pm $25

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October 30- Oct 31, 2017

RIFGC N.E. Garden Clubs Annual Meeting and National Garden Club Symposium, Warwick, R.I.

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November 8, 2017

 

"Creative detail for Holiday Tables"

 Jan Sunderland, Co-proprietor, Curated, Tiverton, R.I.

 

Atria Aquidneck Place 1:00 pm

 

 

November 27, 2017

wreath Making for town buildings

Portsmouth Library

91m-12 noon

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