Garden Club October Talks

"How to Make Your Garden a Pollinator Paradise" and “Jellies and Jams!” will be featured presentations at the Amherst Garden Club meetings Thursday, October 5th

Amherst Recreation Announces Fall Programs

Lots of fun and exciting programs and events for families, children and adults sponsored by the Amherst Recreation Department!

Amherst Garden Club Hosts October Speakers

Amherst Garden Club Welcomes Tom Sullivan at 9:00AM

AMHERST – On Thursday, October 5, the Amherst Garden Club will host pollinator habitat expert and former honey beekeeper Tom Sullivan. Join us for his presentation, “How to Make Your Garden a Pollinator Paradise,” and learn what each of us can do to help our local pollinators thrive.

Pollinators play a vital role in the future of our food supply. But today native bees and butterflies face many threats, from climate chaos to pesticides. Like us, they need healthy food, shelter, and a poison-free environment in order to survive and nurture their young.

As an educator, speaker, and consultant, Tom is dedicated to rapidly increasing the extent of the native pollinator habitat. His sustainable landscape company, Pollinators Welcome, works with landowners to design pollinator-friendly habitats. He also teaches the skills needed to maintain these healthy environments, such as planting pesticide-free flowers, providing nesting sites, and actively advocating for the needs of these beneficial insects.

The meeting will take place at 9:00 am at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst. Following the business meeting and refreshments, the program will begin at 10:30. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.

Amherst Garden Club 7:00PM Meeting

On Thursday, October 5, the Amherst Garden Club looks forward to Sue Stretch’s presentation on “Jellies and Jams!”!

Her business - Laurel Hill Jams and Jellies  - produces award-winning Gourmet Fruit Jams and Wine Jellies which are handcrafted in Bedford, NH.  Sue will talk about how creating jams & jellies of exceptional quality requires patience, attention to detail, the necessary utensils, and the use of only the best ingredients available.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH.   The public is welcome to attend with no fee.

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