Rotary Hosts MBAGC to Present Teague WWI Memorial Restoration Project

FARMINGTON  – On the morning of Thursday, November 3rd, the Rotary Club of Farmington hosted the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club and Drew Goodridge of Farmington's American Legion Post 28 to share a presentation of its recent restoration project of the Teague WWI Memorial Arch. Click below for to see a copy of the presentation, … Continue reading Rotary Hosts MBAGC to Present Teague WWI Memorial Restoration Project

Presentation: Soil Nutrients and Home Aeroponics by Erica Haywood

Don’t miss this informative presentation on the latest and highly efficient growing technique of aeroponics. All are welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served. Erica Haywood is a Master Gardener, Certified Organic Farmer, Herbalist, and Farmers Market Manager. She will share information about plant nutrient availability across different growing media, including … Continue reading Presentation: Soil Nutrients and Home Aeroponics by Erica Haywood

MBAGC Minutes, October 18, 2022

Our club member and presenter, Janet O’Neil was introduced and gave us a great demonstration of several different beautiful flower arrangements. Following the demonstration, Libby called the meeting to order. Thanks to our hostesses Beth, Marion, and Roxanne for the delicious refreshments. The Treasurer’s report was presented by Marion. A motion was made to accept … Continue reading MBAGC Minutes, October 18, 2022

American Legion Expresses Thanks to MBAGC for Monument Work

FARMINGTON – Mount Blue Garden Club received a letter of thanks from the local American Legion Post for the initiative and service our volunteers demonstrated in our work restoring the Teague WWI Monument. Special recognition must be made here for the individuals who planned and worked with committed passion on this project. Our president, Libby … Continue reading American Legion Expresses Thanks to MBAGC for Monument Work

Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2022 Scholarship Recipients

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Garden Club strives to cultivate environmental awareness, and we feel privileged to help further that goal as we announce the winners of this year's college scholarships. They are Joshua Smith and Eryn Parlin. Both of these outstanding students are college-bound graduates of Mt. Blue High School. Each will receive a … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Project underway to improve World War monument

FARMINGTON – A collaborative stakeholders group has been formed to develop plans for the Teague World War One Memorial on Route 27. The Franklin County Commissioners approved an initial $20,000 in American Rescue Act Plan funds towards the restoration project of the monument and park. The first stakeholders meeting included Lance Harvell, county commissioner; Andrew … Continue reading Project underway to improve World War monument

Presentation: Gary Fisher’s “Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!”

FARMINGTON — We had to find more chairs to accommodate the large turnout for this lecture by State Horticulturalist, Gary Fisher. His interactive presentation about invasive plants and pests in our gardens promoted an engaged, lively discussion as we explored this important topic. Gary described how seemingly innocuous garden favorites can escape our yards and … Continue reading Presentation: Gary Fisher’s “Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!”

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s April 19th meeting to host Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue area Garden Club is pleased to welcome Gary Fish, the Maine State Horticulturist to speak at our 12:30 pm, April 19 meeting held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls, Farmington. He will present “Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!”, focusing on invasive pests in our gardens and forests. A … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s April 19th meeting to host Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist

Collaboration with American Legion on WWI Memorial Restoration

FARMINGTON — Members Libby Kaut, Marion Hutchinson, and Beth Myers, were invited to speak before the American Legion Post 28 to acquaint the veterans of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club (MBAGC) project to restore the site of the Teague Memorial WWI Arch.  Discussion of the new tree hedge was met with positive input.  This new … Continue reading Collaboration with American Legion on WWI Memorial Restoration

Garden Club to receive ARPA funds for WWI memorial restoration

FARMINGTON — During the March 15 meeting, the county commissioners reviewed several more proposals and requests for funding for the American Rescue Plan Act dollars that were allocated for Franklin County. The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club again presented their request for $40,000 to restore the World War One memorial in Farmington. The club approached … Continue reading Garden Club to receive ARPA funds for WWI memorial restoration

2022 March Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order, and new and old members were introduced. Treasurer’s report was presented. A motion was made to accept, seconded, and approved. Receipts totaled $0.32, and disbursements were $1007.96, for scholarships and postage. Secretary’s report was read, a motion was made to accept, seconded and approved. Business: We are welcoming eleven … Continue reading 2022 March Meeting Minutes

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s First 2022 Meeting

FARMINGTON —As those anxious to begin tapping maple trees are now hanging sapping pails, gardeners are anxious to get back to digging in the warm earth. The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club welcomes you to its first meeting of 2022 on March 15, 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church on Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s First 2022 Meeting

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members share the history of the Teague WWI Arch

Karen Clary, Marion Hutchinson, Beth Myers FARMINGTON — The American Legion hall in Farmington was buzzing with creative crafters, yummy treats and genuinely kind people Saturday.  The colorful Chester Greenwood Parade was fun for all with candies sprinkled along the sidewalks.  Small town living is alive and well! For members of the Mt. Blue Area … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members share the history of the Teague WWI Arch

Garden club seeks funding to restore World War One memorial

FARMINGTON — Heading north on Route 27, on the outskirts of downtown Farmington, a memorial arch rises out of a small green lot between the main road and Box Shop Hill Road. The arch is dedicated to the Franklin County veterans of World War One. The formal dedication was on Memorial Day, 1924. One side … Continue reading Garden club seeks funding to restore World War One memorial

2021 November Meeting Minutes

The president called the meeting to order. The pledge of allegiance, gardener's collect, and conservation pledge were recited.  Marion presented the treasurer's report and it was accepted. The secretary's report was accepted as emailed. Business:  The Blaine House Christmas celebration has been canceled. This will be our last meeting until March.  We need a VP … Continue reading 2021 November Meeting Minutes

Mt Blue Area Garden Club Area, October 19 Meeting “Flower and Herbal Companions to Vegetables”

FARMINGTON — On October 19, the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club Meeting will welcome Gretchen Legler, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Maine, Farmington where she will share her experience and knowledge on “Flower and Herbal Companions to Vegetables”. Members and guests will learn about the flowers and herbs that can be planted … Continue reading Mt Blue Area Garden Club Area, October 19 Meeting “Flower and Herbal Companions to Vegetables”

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club to host Cynthia Stancioff on lecture “Some Edible Wild Mushrooms of Western Maine”

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue area Garden Club is pleased to host Cynthia Stancioff, a wild mushroom enthusiast to speak at our 12:30 pm, September 14 meeting to be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington. Her presentation is called "Some Edible Wild Mushrooms of Western Maine." Hostesses of the meeting will be Amy Palmer, … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club to host Cynthia Stancioff on lecture “Some Edible Wild Mushrooms of Western Maine”

2021 June Meeting Minutes

The first regular club meeting post pandemic was held at Regina Longyear’s home.  Ellen, from Kennebec Area Garden Club, was our guest. Treasurer’s report for the fiscal year 6/1/2020 to 5/31/2021 was presented by Marion, and accepted.   The proposed budget for 6/1/2021 to 5/31/2022 was presented and accepted as presented. Beautification Report:  Mulch still needs … Continue reading 2021 June Meeting Minutes

Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2021 Scholarship Recipients

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Garden Club is delighted to announce the winners of this year's scholarships. They are Daphne Giampietro and Ella Stone, both are college-bound graduates of Mt. Blue High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship awards to support them as they embark on their college careers. They will receive the proceeds upon successful … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2020 Scholarship Recipients

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Garden Club is pleased to announce the winners of this year's scholarships. They are Kathryn Cullenberg and Edward Hebert, both are college-bound graduates of Mt. Blue High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship awards to support them as they embark on their college careers. They will receive the proceeds upon successful … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2019 Scholarship Recipients

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Garden Club is delighted to announce the winners of this year's scholarships. They are Dominic Geopetro and Makenzie Libby, both are college-bound graduates of Mt. Blue High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship awards to support them as they embark on their college careers. They will receive the proceeds upon successful … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club hosts Cooperative Extension’s Dave Fuller

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club invites you to join them to hear Dave Fuller, Agriculture and Non-timber Forest Products Professional at the Cooperative Extension, speak on “Sprays? No Way!”. He will share simple earth friendly solutions to avoid using chemical sprays to manage pests in your gardens. He will include vegetable and … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club hosts Cooperative Extension’s Dave Fuller

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club meet the scholarship recipients

WILTON – President Tom Saviello introduced the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members to the RSU 9 scholarship recipients, Kaci O. Presby, who is attending Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, and Ezekiel S. Robinson, who is attending University of Maine. Each student will receive a $500 scholarship upon a successful completion of their first semester. … Continue reading Mt. Blue Area Garden Club meet the scholarship recipients

Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Garden Club is delighted to announce the winners of this year's scholarships. They are Ezekiel Robinson and Kaci Presby. Both are college-bound graduates of Mt. Blue High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship awards to support them as they embark on their college careers. They will receive the proceeds upon … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Winners of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club quilt

FARMINGTON – The winners of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club quilt raffle were Darcy and Judy Ellis, presented by member Regina Longyear. Proceeds go to Mt. Blue students entering college whom are majoring in horticulture or a similar major. A group of quilting friends provided the quilt. Linda Cushman of Wilton pieced the quilt. … Continue reading Winners of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club quilt

Mt. Blue Garden Club decorates Titcomb House

Mt. Blue Garden Club decorated the Titcomb House, which will be open for tours on Chester Greenwood Day Saturday. Titcomb House was home to Chester Greenwood, inventor of earmuffs. Every year, Farmington hosts a festive winter parade to celebrate this famous resident and the Mt. Blue Garden Club helps to prepare his family home for … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club decorates Titcomb House

Mt. Blue Garden Club announces quilt raffle winner

FARMINGTON – The winning ticket for the Mount Blue Garden Club Quilt Raffle was drawn at the club’s October meeting. The prize, donated by Regina Longyear, is a beautiful Edna Montique handmade quilt titled “Autumn Leaves.” The winner was Mr. Jay Walker of Connecticut. His mother, Theo Walker Ross, accepted the quilt on his behalf. … Continue reading Mt. Blue Garden Club announces quilt raffle winner