Mountain Garden Club
P.O. Box 913
North Conway, NH
Mountain Garden Club's Scholarship Program
The Mountain Garden Club of Mount Washington Valley is proud to announce that for the academic year 2017-2018, the Mountain Garden Club offered three one-year scholarships for up to $2,000 each, available to high school graduates and post-secondary students. The program is open to residents of Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire.
The Mountain Garden Club established this scholarship program with the intent of encouraging post-secondary education in plant science disciplines such as Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Land Management and other related fields of study. The scholarship program was named in memory of Alice T. Madden, a lifetime member, who was dedicated to assisting the youth of the Mount Washington Valley pursue a higher education in any of the “green” educational disciplines. Check our website at www.mountaingardenclub.org for full information and the scholarship application, at times when offered.
Any graduating high school senior, with plans to enroll in these disciplines, or a post-secondary student, presently pursuing a course of instruction in these disciplines, who resides in the geographic area served by the Mountain Garden Club is encouraged to apply for this scholarship regardless of race, creed or gender. The Mountain Garden Club Scholarship Selection Committee will award scholarships from the qualifying applications received. Financial need, academic achievement, and interest in the stated field of study will be some of the criteria used to determine the awarding of these scholarships. For additional information, please visit http://mountaingardenclub.org/scholarship.htm.
Information about meetings and civic activities
The Mountain Garden Club's meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from September through May. Most programs are offered free of charge; the public is always welcome to attend. The Mountain Garden club is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting horticultural education, civic beautification, and conservation through volunteerism and friendship in the Mount Washington Valley. "Our roots are in the Valley."
Further, the Mountain Garden Club is dedicated to the promotion of all phases of: horticulture; floral design; civic beautification; community service; conservation; youth projects and scholarships (see information above, about the Alice T. Madden Scholarship Program) within the communities which comprise the region of Mount Washington Valley.
Members take an active part in beautification projects throughout the area during the warm weather months, particularly planting and maintaining gardens at Schouler Park and Connie Davis Watson Park in North Conway, the Freedom Public Library, the Gazebo and Town Offices in Jackson, Will’s Children’s Park and the Veteran’s Memorial in Bartlett, and several traffic islands including ones on Route 16 in Conway; also members annually plant a “Memory Tree” at local schools.
The club also partners with and/ or has provided landscaping work for: Habitat for Humanity, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Children Unlimited, North Conway Library, Mother Seton House, Jen’s Friends, Angels and Elves, North Conway Community Center and the Mount Washington Observatory.
Membership is open to all residents in the townships which collectively make up the region known as Mount Washington Valley. For more information regarding the club, its programs and activities go to www.mountaingardenclub.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most meetings are held at the Salyards Center for the Arts (next to the Conway Historical Society and just northeast of Kennett Middle School). There is ample parking in the back of the building close to where the meeting will be held, on the lower level. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings, which are usually free of charge (fees at workshops cover materials).
Check our website – www.mountaingardenclub.org for details on our upcoming events, because many interesting, informative,and fun events are on our calendar, including:
February 12 (snow date = February 26)
The Art of Growing Mushrooms - Stephanie Doyle (Education Director) & Eric Milligan (Grower, Forager, Co-Owner NH Mushroom Company). The Mountain Garden Club will present this fascinating program beginning at 11 AM on February 12, at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village.
Many of us grew up with canned mushrooms, hardly knowing what a fresh mushroom looked like.
Now even our local grocery stores offer many different varieties. Recipes may call for crimini, chanterelle, morel or oyster mushrooms. But where do they come from and how do they differ from each other? Are any of those we see growing in the woods while hiking safe to eat? How can we tell what mushrooms are safe to eat - are there any simple ways to tell? What are the best resources for detecting what ones are safe and tasty?
The NH Mushroom Co. is a certified organic business located in Tamworth. Stephanie Doyle, the Education Director, will share with us her extensive knowledge of all things mushroom from growing and foraging to how they differ in flavor and texture. Eric Milligan, the Co-Owner of the NH Mushroom Co., will also speak about his love affair with these flavorful fungi.
Growing a Cutting Garden - Nancy Stedman, Master Gardener, Owner- Little River Flower Farm. The Mountain Garden Club will present this program featuring ways to brighten up our lives - beginning at 11 AM on March 19, at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village.
Wouldn’t it be nice to go out into your own yard this summer and collect lovely flowers for a bouquet to brighten up your home or take to a friend? Nancy will lead us step-by-step in the process of setting up our own cutting garden. Her philosophy is “be kind to nature and it will reward you tenfold”. Nancy comes with great ideas on what flowers work best for arrangements, and how, where and when to plant them. She will share what she has learned, having run the Little River Flower Farm, a certified organic farm in Buxton, Maine, for the past 20 years.
Lunch & Learn Water Smart Gardening - Betty Sanders, a Public Speaker, Garden Designer and Gardening Article Author, brought to the Mount Washington Valley by the Mountain Garden Club. The program will begin at 11 AM on April 16, at the Red Fox Grille on Route 16 in Jackson, NH.
While New England averages forty inches of rain annually, it doesn’t always come when needed. Whether your problem is too much water in the wrong place or getting the most from what water falls during a dry summer, good gardening techniques, a little planning and some new takes on old wisdom can make you a water-smart gardener. Our speaker, Betty Sanders - a garden designer and public speaker - will help us to have thriving gardens even though rainfall may be uneven!
Betty Sanders has just finished her tenure as president of the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs. She is a lifetime master gardener with the Massachusetts Gardeners Association and a nationally accredited flower show judge. Having studied gardening from the Arnold Arboretum, the NY Botanical Garden and the NE Wildflower Society, Betty is an expert speaker who will entertain us as well as inform. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and must be RECEIVED by April 6th. PRICE: $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Cindy Katsapetses at (781) 710-6400 for reservations.
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