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Plum Beach Garden Club is once again sponsoring 

Here We Grow.    

 

The public is invited to take home free vegetable, herb and flower seeds (and seed starter kits while they last).

  

PBGC members will share their expertise on soil testing, when and how to plant, garden care and more.  

Children are encouraged to attend.

 

Our thanks to Ocean State Job Lot for providing more than 1,000 seed packets! 

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Second Graders
Help Pollinators Survive

     As part of their Youth Education program, members of Plum Beach Garden Club engaged with 45 second graders at Fishing Cove Elementary School to plant milkweed.

     They discussed the importance of Monarch Butterflies as pollinators, and that milkweed is essential to the survival of the Monarch population.

     They also talked about other pollinators that are endangered, especially bees, and how we can help them survive.

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Where there's a will there's a way ....   On a steamy August day, the Board of Directors of PBGC found a nice shady spot under a tree, brought their lawn chairs, and had an in-person meeting ... safely distanced of course. Sure beats the Zoom meetings.

 

Monthly club meetings usually start in April every year ... except not in 2020!  Hopefully in-person meetings can begin again soon.  But in the meantime, members continue to groom and maintain the club's many community beautification projects in North Kingstown.

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October 2020    •    Harriet Powell, center in photo, has been honored for her dedication to the rescue of pollinators with an Award of Excellence from Plum Beach Garden Club, presented by President Kathleen Romeo (left) and Pollinator Chair Carol Gjelsvik (right).

 

Harriet’s activism in educating people about the plight of the pollinators and what each of us can do to restore their numbers has made a difference in our community. Harriet played a leadership role, in partnership with Plum Beach Garden Club, in the establishment of the Pollinator Habitat at Casey Farm.

 

Read more about Harriet and and the Pollinator Habitat.

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