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Arbor Day Celebration Friday

Come join us at 3:30 this Friday, April 28th at the Fort Harrison Cemetery to dedicate a tree in memory of Joanne Hannon http://www.dailyinterlake.com/archive/article-a247a076-e352-11e5-b595-838dab2ff47c.html.  The dedication will take place next to the shop on the North side of the cemetery.

2016 Smokey Bear Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Buster in 3rd grade who is our Smokey Bear Poster Contest Winner this year – http://www.gardenclub.org/y…/smokey-bear-poster-contest.aspx.  The poster will be sent to the Montana Federation of Garden clubs to compete at the state level.

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2016 Arbor Day Dedication to Honor Kathy Brown

Friday, April 29th is Arbor Day and the Helena Garden Club will be honoring member Kathy Brown who passed away in 2012 – http://helenafuneralhome.com/obituaries/katherine-elizabeth-brown.   Kathy was a kind and compassionate person always putting the needs of other above her own.  Everyone is invited to come and dedicate a Good Mac apple tree in her honor.  The dedication will take place at Noon between the culinary, edible and medicinal patch in the 6th Ward Garden Park, 1235 Bozeman Avenue (just east of the Helena Area Transit terminal) in Helena, Montana.  Enter through southwest corner entrance to the park.

This newly planted edible forest is a fitting location for the tree.The 6th Ward Garden Parks and the Helena Garden Club greatly appreciated this opportunity to recognize Kathy as a person whose life connected people, food, and nature. What better way to honor a chef extraordinaire than to plant a tree that will continue to feed the local community for years to come.  We will be using the tools donated last year by the Ames Companies for this project during the dedication ceremony.  For more information check out the press release.

 

 

Come Learn about Winterizing Trees October 1st

The Helena Garden Club is hosting a program on preparing our trees for winter at 6:30 on Thursday,   October 1st. The discussion will be led by Greg Chadwick from Chadwick Nursery. We will also be sharing some ideas to prevent desiccation and sun scald.  The monthly meeting will begin at 6 pm at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadway Avenue, followed by the program. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

EDIBLE FOREST 6th WARD GARDEN PARK AWARDED $350 IN TOOLS FROM THE AMES COMPANIES, INC. TO BEGIN GROUNDWORK THIS SUMMER

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HELENA, MONTANA – JUNE 1, 2015

EDIBLE FOREST 6th WARD GARDEN PARK AWARDED $350 IN TOOLS FROM THE AMES COMPANIES, INC. TO BEGIN GROUNDWORK THIS SUMMER

Helena will become the first city in Montana to plant an edible urban forest ecosystem right in the heart of town.  The visionary efforts begun by Caroline Wallace and Jessica Peterson of Inside Edge Design are based on sustainable, ecological gardening principles promoted by Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens.  The Helena Garden Club is excited to see this vision become a reality after 4 years of planning.  The groundbreaking for the upcoming educational and edible food forest at the 6th Ward Park Garden began in May.  To assist in the process, the Helena Garden Club applied for a new grant through the National Garden Clubs for garden tools from AMES Company.

The AMES Companies (AMES) has been making high quality tools since 1774.  This American company awarded $350 worth of tools to the Helena Garden Club for the project including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows.  The Helena Garden Club will dedicate these tools to the 6th Ward Garden Park, 1235 Bozeman Ave (just east of the HATS terminal) in Helena, Montana on Saturday, June 6th at 11 am in celebration of National Trails Day and to kick off National Gardening Week.  The celebration will be part of a workday from 9 to 2 pm. The workday will focus on building 5000 SF of new soil for ground between and delineating park trails. The new soil will be created by sheet mulching using the AMES tools including two wheelbarrows and tools for moving wood compost, manure, and wood shaving horse bedding into place.   Visit the 6th Ward Garden Park web site for further details at http://6thwardgardenpark.com/.  The AMES tools will be used by the many hard working garden volunteers to create and maintain this noteworthy garden for years to come.

March 9th Meeting and Edible Forest Discussion

March is a bit blustery but is a great time to wrap up our summer garden plans before spring planting occurs.  This month we will meet at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadwater Avenue at 6 pm Monday, March 9th for a brief meeting followed by an interesting discussion at 6:30 on the Edible Forest project happening right here in Helena.  Check out the Inside Edge Design web site for some background information at http://www.insideedgedesigners.com/projects/6th-ward-park-design-development/.   The public is welcome to attend.

Sept Meeting and Program will be the 22nd

Wow summer was a whirlwind squeezing in sun loving activities.  Hard to believe it will soon be over.  Our first frost is expected this week.  Typically we have meetings and programs the 2nd Monday of the month.  However this month our program and meeting will be Monday, September 22 at 6 pm.  Details will be posted prior to the meeting.  In the meantime, take a minute to consider participating in the Helena Community Gardens annual water bath and pressure canning presentation this Saturday, September 13th from 9 am to 12 noon at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds.  RSVP to helenacommunitygardens@gmail.com if interested.  For more details visit the Community Gardens web site at http://helenagardens.org/event/2014water-bath-pressure-canning/.