Our members met on June 15, a sunny, warm day, and heard from our newly elected president, Elisa Civello. After Elisa’s welcoming comments, GCFM President Suzanne Bushnell announced that the Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour on July 15 is looking for volunteers. Contact Suzanne if you can give 3 hours of your time that day. You will receive free tickets to the garden tour for your efforts.
Peg Newberg asks that you contact her if you believe you are not receiving the garden club emails.
Lynn Reiner passed along word that a memorial service for Wallace Pinfold’s husband, Dick Moll, will be held at the Bowdoin College Chapel on July 6 at 2 p.m.
There are still work times available at both Town Hall Garden and Centennial Hall Gardens. Contact Peggy Shanler or Becky Gallery if you can assist.
Susan Flagg needs hospitality volunteers for upcoming meetings. If you can contribute snacks, contact Sue.
Annette Dunn reminds us that Fall Fest will be here soon. Please set aside yard sale contributions. Mums order forms will be available shortly. The price is still just $10 a plant. (And sorry, no ornamental kale this year.)
Becky Gallery reminded us that there is a field trip on July 26. Contact Becky if you plan to attend. We will be carpooling to Barred Owl Day Lilies from the Cook’s Corner parking lot. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Our speaker was Joe Grady, who with his wife, Laura, runs the Two Coves Farm on Neil’s Point Road in
Harpswell. A former teacher, Joe talked about the advantages to animals, humans and the environment when animals are pasture-fed. He has movable electric fencing that he uses to rotate the grazing areas for sheep, cattle, chickens and pigs. Combined with farm-raised hay for winter feedings, his animals live off the land. Only the chickens and pigs need a bit of supplement to naturally-grazed food. Stop by the Two Coves Farm Stand to purchase products that are free of hormones and antibiotics.