Master Gardener, George Kingston, will present "Gardening for the Birds, Bees, Butterflies and other Pollinators" on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Longmeadow Library.
Kingston will emphasize the planting and maintenance needed to attract birds and butterflies while protecting bees and other pollinators. He will also answer the question, "what do birds and butterflies want?"
This lecture is the first of a series sponsored by the East Longmeadow Garden Club, a community service organization.
George Kingston is a retired engineer and a Master Gardener. He is the current president of the East Longmeadow Garden Club and a former president of the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
George combines his life long love of gardening and his love of birds by creating outdoor spaces that attract wildlife but are also aesthetically pleasing.
There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Bug.
What’s in your Back Yard?
“There’s no such thing as a Bad Bug. What’s in your back yard?” will be the topic of Master Gardener Janet Dolder’s presentation when she shares her love of gardening on Wednesday, August.1 at 6:30 p.m.
Her presentation is sponsored by the East Longmeadow Garden Club and will be held in the Community Room at the East Longmeadow Library.
A member of the Western Mass Master Gardeners, she will talk about common pests and beneficial insects that are found in the home landscape, how to recognize them and how to encourage some while discouraging others.
For more information, contact George Kingston, East Longmeadow Garden club president, at 525-6742 or Lavada Munoz, club vice-president, at 525-3910.
Nancy Heath, a founding member of the East Longmeadow Garden Club, was awarded the Club’s Green Thumb plaque at the Club’s meeting on May 24. The award was given in recognition of her contributions to the Club during the past 49 years.
She has been active in all aspects of the Club’s endeavors including serving as president for six years.