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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
Admission Free 

 

 


NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
No events until 2015  




 

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MAINE EVENTS

June 17 & 18, 2015
"Sands of Thyme by the Sea"
CONVENTION 2015
At The Colony Hotel Kennebunkport
Registration Form available in January

  

ANNUAL DAFFODIL BULB SALE
"Smiling Twin" Narcissus.  Proceeds support the 2016 National Garden Club Fall Board Meeting in Portland, Maine. 

  

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF  MAINE  EXHIBITS AT
PORTLAND FLOWER SHOW
MARCH 4 - 8, 2015
2015 Flower Show Theme is
"A Taste of Spring"





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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