• Tuesday – April 3, 2018 – 1:00 PM 
    Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

  • “A Truly Sustainable Garden!”
    Speaker:  Amy LeBlanc – Whitehill Farm, East WiltonAmy is a Maine Master Gardener, avid market gardener, seed saver, teacher, and very enthusiastic cook.  Whitehill Farm is MOFGA (Maine) Certified Organic.  

    Gardening sustainably means working with Mother Nature in every way possible!  This always means using organic techniques, preventing erosion, using water wisely, and providing a diverse array of vegetables, herbs, and flowers to promote and protect pollinators.  In Amy’s lecture she will present ideas from her own experience as an organic gardener, inform us of the science behind successful gardening, and address common pests and diseases.  She will also provide an informative handout with a great bibliography, references, and recipes!

    Hostesses:  Sharon Ann Paradis, Cynthia Herrick, Laura Boyett, Julie Meagher

     

  • Tuesday – May 1, 2018 – 1:00 PM
    Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

  • “Designing with Succulents”
    Speaker:  Mark Brandhorst – Halls Pond Gardens, South ParisMark’s program will be a lecture with PowerPoint slides.  

    Mark has worked with plants and stones for much of his adult life. Over time, the gardens have become his outdoor “studio” where, from April to November, he creates form and texture through the placement of stone, plants and the continued cultivation of new gardens.

    Mark spends a lot of time exploring the natural world and seeks to communicate his experience through photography, wood sculpture and the gardens. He has a natural gift of noticing details and strives to bring his vision forward through various creative expressions.

    Hostesses:  Debbie Sherman, Jean Matheson, Jeannine Tarrio, Heather Longfellow

 

  • Saturday – June 2, 2018 – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Manchester Fire Station – 12 Readfield Road, Manchester

               KVGC Plant Sale – Fire Station will be available for set-up & clean-up 7:00am-2:00pm

 

    • Tuesday – June 5, 2018 – Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

      KVGC’s 90th Annual Meeting
      Ellen Jackson, Presiding

      10:30 AM – Board Meeting
      (All Committee Chairs should attend and bring their committee reports)

      12:00 Noon – Luncheon

      1:00 PM –   Speaker: Cheri Ellenberger, President of the Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society, will give a presentation on hostas.

      Hostesses:  Nancy Voisine, Penny Pray, Wanda Hendrickson

       

    • Wednesday – July 11, 2018 – 1:00 PM
      Field Trip to Fernwood Nursery & Gardens
      58 North Ridge Road, Montville

    • “Field Trip to: Fernwood Nursery & Gardens, Montville”Rick Sawyer will give a guided tour and program of spectacular shade gardens.  Fernwood specializes in native and woodland plants.  Scones and tea will be served following the tour.  Cost will be $10.00 per person for the tour
    • Tuesday – August 7, 2018 – 1:00 PM
      Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

    • “Lavender and More……..”
      Speakers:  Doug & Peggy Moore – Moore Manor Lavender, NewportThe program will be a slide show presentation.  Peggy and Doug started Moore Manor Lavender in 2014 in Newport, Maine.  The idea to grow lavender had been running around in their heads ever since their children were young (they have 5 – all adults now!). In early summer, they ordered 240 lavender plugs and started to prepare a plot of land on 8 acres. The plants wintered well so in June 2015, they planted 750 more lavender plugs, and have many products to offer including culinary lavender, note cards of our lavender and lavender mist.

      Hostesses:  Molly Wickwire, Ellen Jackson, Heide Munro, Dee Dee Brown

    • Friday August 24, 2018 – Windsor Fairgrounds – Exhibition Hall

      Set up/drop off time:10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
      KVGC Display – “Garden Tools and More”
      All about managing a garden in pots and boxes plus tools for the job

      Questions?  Please call Karen Foster   622-2930

  •  Tuesday – September 11, 2018 – 1:00 PM
     
    Viles Foundation –71 Stone Street, Augusta 

    “Whimsical Garden Art”
    Speakers:  Tom & Tracy Welch – New England Ornate Metals, Wnslow

    Tom & Tracy will present a lecture and demonstration about their ornate metal business located on the Garland Road in Winslow.  New England Ornate Metals is a metal fabricating business that creates many custom made garden art and garden stake pieces that will be perfect for your garden.  The business started out in their home as MainelyHandrails in 2003 and have expanded over the years fabricating handrails and garden gates, arbors, fencing, and fire pits to name a few and now includes garden art pieces.  If you can think of it, they can create it!  Product will be available to purchase.

    Hostesses:  Tammy Costigan, Shelly Hanson, Sally St. Pierre-Gibault, Anna Blodgett