Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series – The Writer in the Garden- Tuesday 2/21

 

Anne PerkinsJoin the Camden Garden Club on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Library.  The speaker this week is Anne E. Perkins  who has been gardening since the age of four. Currently, she grows a huge variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers at Headacre Farm in Owls Head and at her home in Thomaston. She has been selling her produce to local restaurants, including Café Miranda in Rockland, at the Oceanview Grange Farmer’s Market in Martinsville, her CSA, and to private customers and friends since 2010.

Perkins is also a collector of books on gardens and gardening and she will share her passion with the audience on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. as part of the Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Public Library. She will discuss the classics of garden literature from the Romans to the present, what makes these books and authors special, and which have influenced her and others in her talk entitled: The Writer in the Garden. The program is free and open to the public.New members are always welcome!

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  For more information: https://camdengardenclub.wordpress.com or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com.

 

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Tomorrow’s horticulture Program Cancelled -Rescheduled for February 28th

imgresDue to today’s storm and mountainous piles of snow, we have postponed The Artist in the Garden lecture until Tuesday, February 28th.  Be sure to mark your calendar so you do not miss local artist Susan Van Campen speak
about her stunning floral watercolors inspired by her own gardens in Thomaston.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all and enjoy the beauty                                                                          left by our latest storm.

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The Artist in the Garden – February 14

images-1Noted local artist Susan Van Campen will be the third presenter in Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. In her talk entitled The Artist in the Garden, she will describe the relation between her art and her garden.

A graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine imagesArts, Ms. Van Campen has been living in the midcoast area for over 36 years. She is represented locally by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, and also by Hirschi & Adler Modern in New York and Haynes Gallery in Nashville. Her stunning floral watercolors are inspired by her own gardens in Thomaston as well as the gardens of others.

The Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  For more information: https://camdengardenclub.wordpress.com or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com. New members are imgresalways welcome; the Horticulture Series is free and open to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series – The Collector in the Garden – Feb 7

Craig OlsonCamden Garden Club will welcome Craig Olson of Artisan Books & Bindery, Islesboro, to the next presentation of the Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Public Library on Tuesday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. Olson became a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) in 2011 and specializes in rare books and associated materials including architecture, design, gardens and fine press editions. His talk entitled The Collector in the Garden will enlighten the audience on some of the more collectible garden books and their availability.

Mr. Olson grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and completed his M.A. in history museum studies at the prestigious Cooperstown Graduate Program. He moved with his wife, Melissa, and three daughters to Midcoast Maine in 2001 and to Islesboro shortly thereafter.

The Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public. Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  For more information: https://camdengardenclub.wordpress.com or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com. New members are always welcome.

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Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series – The Architect in the Garden

Version 2The much-anticipated return of Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series at the Camden Public Library kicks off on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Picker Room. Inaugural speaker Joshua Tompkins will describe his philosophy and experience from the point of view of The Architect in the Garden and share some of his significant garden design projects with the audience.

Tompkins holds a BS in Zoology from Miami University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He recently established a small practice, Joshua Tompkins Landscape Architecture LLC, in Yarmouth, Maine. His work aims to uncover and celebrate the spirit of place through collaborations with clients, architects, builders, and artisans. He enjoys art history, photography, travel, collecting primitive and modern interior furnishings, coaching basketball, and spending time with his wife and eight-year-old twin daughters.

The Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public. Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  For more information: https://camdengardenclub.wordpress.com or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com. New members are always welcome.

 

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