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September 9, 2019: “Great Gardening in the Shade” Suzanne Mahler Shady garden sites pose challenges for any gardener, but such areas of your garden or landscape need not lack pizzazz! Suzanne Mahler, a very experienced gardener and lively speaker, will give us a program featuring beautiful images and helpful hints on how to choose what perennials and shrubs thrive in low light providing a peaceful, lovely garden retreat
October 7, 2019: “28 Years of Floral Design for the White House” Ruth Loiseau Ruth Loiseau is a nationally recognized, master floral designer who created spectacular displays at The White House for numerous American presidents over more than two decades. She will create seven fresh floral arrangements while talking about her fascinating experiences in one of the most famous residences in the world. A slide show with pictures from all six administrations, President Reagan through President Trump, will be shown. All the finished arrangements, complete with containers, will be raffled off.
November 4, 2019: "Plastic Ocean" Jessica Donahue Jessica Donahue holds a B.S. in Environmental Geology and a M.S. in Environmental Science/Hydrogeology. She is a Research Assistant at the Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit, independent educational institution focused on environmental studies and the world’s oceans. Founded in 1971, SEA is part of the oceanographic research community in Woods Hole. Little bits of plastic are on the ocean surface, washing up on beaches, in the ice core of the Arctic. They are in our lakes and streams. What is the source of plastic pollution? What are the solutions? What can we do about this problem on a broader scale as well as right here on the Cape?
February3, 2020: “The Good, the Bad, and the Bug-ly” Larry Dapsis Entomologist Larry Dapsis of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Service will help us all learn how to identify bugs of all kinds - both the good and the bad - found in our Cape Cod landscape with a knowledgeable, yet entertaining program. Learn how to encourage important ‘good’ insects; how to identify and control sometimes destructive cousins: ticks, slugs, Japanese beetles, etc.
March 2, 2020: “Club Designers Meet the Challenge” Three of our talented club designers will entertain us with a fun and informative floral design demonstration. Watch as the designers simultaneously take part in a "challenge class" when all three will be given surprise floral and foliage plant material, decorative items, and containers to create arrangements that are sure to WOW us all!
April, 6, 2020: “Attracting Birds, Bees and Butterflies” Betty Sanders Betty Sanders, an acclaimed National Garden Club flower show judge and speaker, has extensive “hands in the dirt” gardening experience and training. She will give us an inspirational and informative program on how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden, enhancing the health and the beauty of your landscape.
May 4, 2020: “Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten” Russ Cohen Russ, author and wild foods enthusiast, has a B.S. in Land Use Planning and a M.S. in Natural Resources. In 2015, Russ set up a nursery near Weston where he is growing over 1,000 plants that represent more than a third of the 170 edible species that are native to New England. He has donated edible native plants to Long Pasture and has led wild edibles walks to the Cape. Today, he will focus on edible native plants that you might want to plant in your backyard.