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2020 Monthly Programs

Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the Rockport Opera House - lower level.  Programs begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 2:00 p.m. and then a social time.  

Plant Nursery
Thursday, April 2


Rick and Denise Sawyer own and operate Fernwood Nursery in Montville, Maine.  Their talk will focus on how they have turned a ravaged woodland into their home, which include bountiful vegetable gardens, large ornamental display beds that boast natives, woodland plants and rarities from around the world.  They will also provide information about their nursery.

Thursday, May 7
Twig Garden Structures


Artist Susan Perrine will demonstrate how to make a unique garden structure using twigs and sapling poles.  She will also provide a presentation of her work along with commentary on the construction process.

Baseball Bats
Thursday, June 4

Annie Kassler of Maine Bat Education will discuss bats.  From astounding skills, to highly evolved systems, to superior immunity, bats set the high bar and may hold the key to advancements in the study of cancer, aging and disease.  Ms. Kassler will also discuss bats worldwide, Maine bats and White Nose Syndrome.

Domestic Waste Bin
Thursday, September 3
ScrapDogs Community Compost

ScrapDog owners Davis Saltonstall and Tess Rosenberry will discuss their story of how and why they entered the composting business, how composting fits into the greater food waste systems we live in and what it means for Rockport and its neighbors.

Thursday, November 5
History in Your Own Backyard*

Cindy Brockway owns her own landscape preservation and design firm, Past Designs in Kennebunk, Maine.  She is also the Program Director for Cultural Resources a The Trustees, a Massachusetts preservation and conservation organization.  

From settlement farms through twentieth century extravagances, experience and armchair tour of Main's rich garden legacy, uncovering the unique qualities that define each stylistic tradition.  Using illustrations from recent projects, see how these traditional gardens inspire contemporary designs, celebrating the past with a fresh new perspective.  By combining history, horticulture and landscape design, make history come alive in your own backyard!

*Please note this meeting starts at 12:00 p.m.!

Christmas Star Decorations
Thursday, December 3
Camden Hills Regional High School Chorus

Under the direction of Kim Murphy, music groups from Camden Hill Regional High School will present a program of holiday music to celebrate the season.  

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