Monthly Speakers and Workshops
Each month September through June the members meet for an informative meeting or workshop.
Great Island Garden Club 2018-2019 Programs
September 11, 2018
Melissa Paly, Conservation Law Foundation
"Reflections on the Water - the health of the Great Bay - Piscataqua Estuary"
For hundreds of years, the rivers and bays of the Seacoast region have formed the backbone of our regional history, economy and identity. Yet decades of growth and development throughout the watershed have caused unprece- dented ecological decline. What is the state of the estuary, and what is the prognosis for restoring the health of the waterways that make the Seacoast region such a spectacular place to live, work and play?
October 2, 2018 Rain Date Oct 9th
A Tour of Bed Rock Gardens with John Forti
Meet at 9:00 at the Rec. Center to car pool to Lee NH. If you wish to drive on your own please arrive at garden at 10:00. There will be no coffee at the garden so if you wish to drive through your favorite coffee place please do.
Bedrock Gardens is in the process of becoming the premier public garden in NH. They are comprised of an amazing collection of plants from around the world, joyfully interrupted by imaginative works of art and all created by Jill Nooney and her husband. It is a must see and a great outing.
November 6, 2018 7PM Open to Public Please invite friends and loved ones to this timely topic.
“Water has a memory: The Impact of sea-level Rise on Cultural
Rodney is on the Local Advisory Committee for the Historic Resource
Study for the city of Portsmouth and is Director of Special Projects and Facilities at Strawbery Banke Museum.
Rodney will bring us up to date with the exploratory work that has been done at Strawbery Banke and the city of Portsmouth to predict how sea level rise will affect us. He hopes to help us prepare for any new threats that might arise from future storms.
December 4, 2018
January 8, 2019
Garden Chat/ Deedee Hammer Garden Video
February 5, 2019
Brian Burris “Hydroponic Gardening”
Brian Burris of Two Bees Produce based in Hampton NH has a thriving business growing micro-greens, and distributing to local area restaurants. Two Bees Produce uses a fraction of the water that is normally required for growing greens, thus minimal waste. He grows them vertically to conserve space, and utilizes LED light technology for energy consumption reduction. Brian may also share stories about his visiting hummingbirds.
March 5, 2019 9:30 AM at Rolling Green Nursery Note: Snow Date March 12
Today we are meeting at Rolling Green Nursery, 64 Breakfast Hill Rd,
Greenland. Beth Simpson will host a workshop on Succulents. You are welcome to bring your own containers, they need to be shallow and have drainage. If you need to purchase a container there will be plenty of
options at the nursery to purchase. The potting soil is complimentary and the plants are a la cart. There will be no coffee provided so if you wish to drive through your favorite coffee place please do.
April 2, 2019 at The Music Hall Loft
“All The Presidents Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses”
Marta McDowell writes and lectures on gardening topics and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden . Her par- ticular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel. She is the author of All the Presidents’ Gardens, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, and Emily Dickinson’s Gardens.
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019