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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  The dedication will take place next to the shop on the North side of the cemetery.


Learning about Houseplants

Montana in the winter is the perfect time to take on indoor gardening tasks.  This month our meeting will be Thursday, February 2nd at 6 pm at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadway Avenue.  It will be followed by a program at 6:30 on caring for indoor plants led by Betsy Pennington from Outside In Interior Landscapes.  The public is welcome to attend.

Learning to Grow Grapes

The club will meet at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadway Avenue at 6 pm, Thursday, January 5th for our monthly meeting. This will be followed by our program around 6:30 pm.  

This month Greg Chadwick from Chadwick Nursery in Helena will discuss how to grow grapes in the Helena area. We will talk about what varieties do well, how to care for them and pruning tips. The public is welcome to attend. 

Learn how to Prune & Sculpt Conifers

Now is the time to get outdoors and prune your trees during their dormant period.  The club will meet at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadway Avenue at 6 pm, Thursday, February 4th  for our monthly meeting.  This will be followed by our program around 6:30 pm.  Our program in February will be on conifers.  If you want to learn how and when to prune conifers, feel free to join us for discussion and videos.  We will also talk about sculpting trees into living eco-art.  The public is welcome to attend.

Orchid Show starts today 

The Great Divide Orchid Society’s Annual Show and Sale is happening this weekend. Stop by the Capital Hill Mall today through Sunday and check it out. More details are available on their website at

Upcoming activities for the 6th Ward Garden Park Edible Forest Project

Help heal our ancient Mother Earth — Helena, Montana, National Public Lands Day, 9/26, 9 – 2 pm, 6th Ward Garden Park, 1325 Bozeman Avenue, Helena, MT. Help lay a living forest floor on the mid-bioswale. Good fun, exercise, and picnic after.  Connect to the Facebook event at “Celebrate Our Ancient Mother“.

Everyone is also invited to attend any of the following Forest Garden Design Intensive Public Sessions below and spread the word to others on Facebook.  There is a suggested donation of $5 for each session.
FGDI Public Session #1
Sunday, October 4th from 7:30 to 9 pm – a close look at some of the forest garden projects that instructors and course participants have been a part of designing, implementing, and maintaining. Hear inspiration and lessons learned for your own forest garden project!
Introduction to Forest Garden Case Studies (with people who have worked on the gardens)
FGDI Public Session #2
Monday, October 5th at 9 am to 10:30 am.  Hear Dave Jacke’s introduction to the vision, theory, and practices that form the foundation of wholesome, dynamic and resilient edible ecosystems.
FGDI Public Session #3
Saturday, October 10 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
See ecological design processes applied to a range of food-producing ecologies and scales on sites in Helena.

Celebrate Soils this Thursday

Join InsideEdge Design tomorrow at the Blackfoot Brewery for an evening discussion, film, and a few Blackfoot brews. The focus will be on the importance of building microbial life in your soils and offering some simple techniques for doing so. More details can be found on the Inside Edge Facebook site at There is a suggested donation of $10 to attend.