• No Meeting in January

  • Tuesday – February 5, 2019 – 1:00 PM
    Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop Street

    Final Planning Meeting for “Art in Bloom”

  • Sunday – February 24, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop Street

    “Art in Bloom”

    Members will design floral arrangements to compliment art work to be displayed at the Lithgow Library. This event will be open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Enjoy the splendor of spring and chase away the winter doldrums with creative imaginative flower designs inspired by works of art by local artists. KVGC and the Lithgow Library are hosting “Art in Bloom” that will include a box lunch, tour of the library and garden lecture to inspire your gardening passion.


  • Tuesday – March 5, 2019 – 1:00 PM
    Viles Foundation – 71 Stone St., Augusta

    “Winterberry Farm, Where Children and Veggies Grow”

Mary will give a presentation about her Animal Powered Certified Organic Family-Operated “Forever Farm”.  Mary and her three children’s mission is to create a sense of community and belonging by offering wholesome food and flowers with neighbors and restore old-fashioned values by inviting people to come and experience life the way it used to be, on their animal powered farm.  Their commitment to sustainable agriculture allows them to produce abundant food and flowers without depleting resources or polluting the environment.


  • Saturday – March 23, 2019 – 10:00AM – 1:00 PM
    Viles Arboretum – 153 Hospital Street, Augusta

    Fiber Dying Art Workshop with Colleen Teerling
    More Details to Follow

    Bring your own lunch

  • Tuesday – April 2, 2019 – 1:00 PM
    The Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

    “Growing Affordable, Organic Vegetables for Maine People!”

    Speaker: Kevin Leavitt – Farmer Kev’s Organic, West Gardiner

    Kevin will present a lecture on his organic vegetable business, how it was started and how it has evolved. Since its beginning in 2009 of growing 1 acre of vegetables and selling produce at a local Farmers’ Market, it has grown to owning his own farm on 20 acres and still expanding. Kevin is a former recipient of the club’s Barrows Scholarship and also the National Garden Club Scholarship.

    Hostesses: Darlene Bassett, Chair, Jeannine Tarrio, Laura Boyett, Jan Karczewski
    Horticulture Tip: Mulch roses and add light fertilizer. Divide perennials that have developed a bald spot. Clean up weeds before mulching. Keep in mind plant sales when making division of plants.


  • Tuesday – May 7, 2019 – 1:00 PM
    The Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta


    Speaker: Kathleen Marty – Member of Boothbay Region Garden Club, former GCFM President, GCFM State Awards Chair & Presenter of NGC Pollinator Power Materials

    Kathleen will give a presentation of what each of us as gardeners can do to improve the situation of our many pollinators. What and who are Pollinators; Habitats for Pollinators; Dangers for Pollinators; Planting for Pollinators. Each of us can make a difference, your choices matter. It will also give us ideas for the Windsor Fair Display – “Attracting Pollinators in the Garden” using plants, birdhouses, etc.

    Hostesses: Penny Pray, Chair, Debbie Sherman, Lorraine Philbrick, Deb Cairns
    Horticulture Tip: Do not mulch garden beds until soil has warmed and self- sowers have sprouted. Start container gardens in clean pots. Stake plants like peonies so they will remain upright through the growing season. Great time for dividing perennials for plant sale. This will give plants a great start and look healthy for the sale.


Membership dues are now payable for 2019-2020
Dues year is June 1st to May 31st
Deadline June 30th
Please remit payment ($20.00) to the Treasurer in person at the meeting or mail them to:
Pam Johnson
70 Purinton Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330


  • June 2-9, 2019 National Garden Club Week

    KVGC Members volunteer to bring floral designs and planters to local libraries



  • Tuesday – June 4, 2019
    The Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

    KVGC’s 91st 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 – Election of Officers

Hostesses: Nancy Voisine, Wanda Hendrickson

Horticulture Tip: Take advantage of micro climates, and open southern exposures on your property for growing herbs. Temperatures in those more controlled environments help herbs to thrive. ie thyme, oregano, sage, chives and marjoram.


  • Tuesday – September 10, 2019 – 1:00 PM

    The Viles Foundation – 71 Stone Street, Augusta

    “Native Plants and Fern Identification”

    Speakers: Hollis & Don Smith – Our Funny Farm – 19 Anderson Road, Monmouth

    Description: Hollis Don will give a presentation about the often overlooked native ferns.- how they can be used to fill in shady pots in the yard or add interest to a woodland edge where other plants struggle to survive.. Hollis gained experience with ferns during her volunteer work with the New England Flower Society and with Maine’s Natural Heritage project locating and documenting rare plants throughout the state.

    Hostesses: Jane Berthiaume, Chair, Anna Blodgett, Linda Bragg

    Horticulture Tip: Don’t let your landscape look tired and spent, use late bloomers dispersed throughout to add color and texture Suggestions are: Asters, marigolds and mums. Shrubs include; Pee Gee hydrangea, Russian Sage, Rose of Sharon.