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Award winner Jan McIntyre, shown on the left, was presented with the Stella J. Dearborn Award by GCFM President, Suzanne Bushnell.

Award winner Jan McIntyre, shown on the left, was presented with the Stella J. Dearborn Award by GCFM President, Suzanne Bushnell.

Winner of the Stella J. Dearborn Award

Jan McIntyre was awarded the prestigious Stella J. Dearborn Award at the June 2016 Garden Club Federation of Maine Convention.

The award is bestowed to the
‘Best All-Around GCFM Gardener’.

She is a member of the Bar Harbor Garden Club and her garden is described in The 2016 GCFM Stella J. Dearborn Award Winning Gardner application.

Garden Club Youth Award Winners

The National Garden Clubs (NGC) and their affiliate organizations offer various educational contests for children at the pre-school, elementary, middle and high school levels. Winners of the local Bar Harbor Garden Club (BHGC) competitions went on to compete within the Garden Club Federation of Maine (GCFM), and the New England Region (NER).

Two of these children continued on to compete for the national awards: Azaria Long received a NGC Certificate of Commendation for her sculpture entry, and Elizabeth Ward was the First Place NGC winner for her poetry entry. Congratulations to all of our Youth Award Winners!

 

fall-leavesAll Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Check out our 2016-2017 Program schedule.


Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM at BIRCH BAY VILLAGE. “Insects of Gardens and Landscapes: Friends and Foes” .

Perhaps you have pesky insects in your garden but don’t want to use pesticides to get rid of them. Wouldn’t you like to learn how to attract insects that would defend your garden?

Please join us for an “Insects of Gardens and Landscapes: Friends and Foes” program presented by Clay Kirby.  Clay has served as the Insect Diagnostician with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1985.

Clay will emphasize pest insect and beneficial insect recognition in the garden and landscape settings and discuss insect biology as it relates to pest management. The overall framework of the talk will be built upon the components of “Integrated Pest Management” in the context of home gardening.

This meeting is open to the public, but non-members are asked to email  rsvp@barharborgardenclub.com to reserve a seat.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Pie Sale Fundraiser Supports Community Projects

Pie-Sale

Michaeleen Ward and Jan McIntyre had fun selling pies at the Bar Harbor Rotary Club’s Fourth of July Celebration.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club is truly grateful to our MDI community for their support of the club’s Fourth of July Pie Sale held at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field. People told us that they look forward to eating our homemade pies every year.

Money from this fundraiser supports our student scholarships, and community projects like this year’s Student Conservation project in Acadia National Park. We’d like to acknowledge the donation of ice cream by the Acadia Corporation, and the loaning of tables by the Beatrix Farrand Society.

 

The Winners of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship winners Peter Kennell, Ezra Hallett with Helmut Weber who is shown seated.

Scholarship winners Peter Kennell, Ezra Hallett with Helmut Weber who is shown seated.

The first two recipients of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship were announced at a small gathering on April 18th. Both students are juniors attending the College of the Atlantic. Members of the Weber Family and Bar Harbor Garden Club, as well as the College of the Atlantic were represented.

The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial aid to those who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or botany. Applicants must be graduates of MDI High School, or be attending a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university. Read more…