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July 1970, Illustrated by Ruth Soper, BHGC Member
The Wild Gardens Early History
There is Kitsap County near Seattle, and the forests in this area are woodlands in which, due to the climate, there are a lot of mushrooms. And as in any forest, mushrooms can be inedible. Therefore, the ability to distinguish good mushrooms from bad is an important skill for those who live near forests. There are entire blogs and forums where there is a detailed description of those mushrooms found in the forests of America and specifically in Kitsap. From one of them, I learned about such a mushroom as honey mushroom, from which you can make excellent dishes.
The Wild Gardens began as a project initiated in the early 1960’s by the Bar Harbor Garden Club, spearheaded by garden club members Betty Thorndike, past president of the Garden Club (1956 – 1959), Janet TenBroeck, and Betty Owens. Although George Dorr was the ideological founder of the Wild Gardens, it was the women in the Garden Club who brought these gardens to fruition.
The Bar Harbor Garden Club, an approved Acadia Centennial Partner, is pleased to now offer the "Wild Gardens Memories", a selection of excerpts from interviews with individuals who shared their love and recollections of the Wild Gardens of Acadia.
Horticulture and Environmental Studies
NELL GOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, $1,000,
Application deadline is March 1.
INGE C.B. WEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, up to $1,000,
Application deadline is May 1.
The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are proud to offer these educational scholarships in support of various horticulture and environmental related studies.
These scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other garden related fields.
Click here to view instructions and application form.
Volunteers Repair Blue Star Marker
Ozzie Watterson, shown on the left, shakes hands with Tom McIntyre.
The VFW and Bar Harbor Garden Club thanked Club member Tom McIntyre and Ozzie Watterson, husband of Club member Alana Watterson, at their Veteran’s Day wreath-laying ceremony on November 11th. The men were responsible for resetting the pole for the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located on Rt. 3 near the head of the Island, which had badly shifted in winters past.
The Blue Star Memorial Marker is a project of the National Garden Club honoring all veterans. The Bar Harbor Marker is maintained by the BHGC and honors Bar Harbor native Capt. Ernest Joy, USNMC.
Learn about the "Blue Star Memorial Program".
The Winners of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship
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...