Listen to traditional tunes for fiddle and pipes including toe-tapping jigs and reelsalong with soulful airs and strathspeys at the Library.
Amherst Garden Club – March Programs
“Soak Up the Rain” Garden
Lisa LoosigianMorning Program – March 7
AMHERST - Throughout New Hampshire, rain gardens are planted to “Soak Up the Rain” to use rainwater as groundwater and thereby prevent rainwater from entering storm drains. This helps protect and restore clean water in local lakes, streams, and estuaries. Rain gardens, in addition to being a very sound ecological practice, can also provide their own delights.
At the daytime meeting of the Amherst Garden Club on Thursday, March 7th, Lisa Loosigian of the NH Department of Environmental Services will share her considerable knowledge and experience on this very timely subject, taking her listeners through the steps of planning & installing a rain garden, including choosing the right plants.
Lisa is also the Soak Up the Rain NH coordinator who travels the state providing technical assistance, partnership building, trainings and presentations, and designing and installing stormwater practices.
The Amherst Garden Club meets at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 303 Route 101 in Amherst. The program will begin at 10:30. It is preceded by refreshments and open to the public at no charge.
Weather Note: If Amherst schools are cancelled due to weather, the club’s Daytime Meeting will also be cancelled. If schools are only delayed, the Daytime meeting will be held as scheduled.
All About Bees & Bee Keeping
John ZavgrenEvening Program – March 7
The Amherst Garden Club is pleased to offer a presentation by local beekeeper John Zavgren for our evening program on March 7th. His talk covers:
• Honey bee castes and life cycles
• Honey Bee relationships to our food supply
• How to obtain beekeeping training
• How to establish and maintain beehives
• Bee diseases and their mitigation
• Honeybee products: honey, wax, propolis
John is a cybersecurity researcher and gardener. He lives with his family in a mill building that they have restored and where his wife runs a B&B. John got his bee background attending classes at Merrimack Valley Bee Keepers Association.
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.
Amherst Garden Club Offers Annual Scholarship
The Amherst Garden Club is once again offering scholarship awards to qualified applicants this spring. Scholarship money totaling $4,000 is available to Amherst or Mont Vernon students who will be attending an institute of higher learning to study horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape design, or environmental science as it relates to horticulture. The garden club believes that supporting the education of students who have an interest in a field closely allied in some way with horticulture can have a positive impact on the world we live in.
Applications are available on the AGC web site: www.amherstgardenclub.org. There are two application forms available, one for high school seniors and one for high school graduates who are presently college age or older.
Souhegan High School students should return their applications to the high school student services office. All other applicants should mail their applications to Nancy Head, Scholarship Committee, Amherst Garden Club, PO Box 694, Amherst, NH 03031. Deadline for all applications is March 15, 2019.