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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Plant Propagation at The Arnold Arboretum: Overview and History

On Tuesday, October 20, Barrington Garden Club via Zoom introduced Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the oldest public arboretum in North America. He focused on the history, mission and future of propagation in a public garden setting. His slide presentation highlighted important wild collected and horticultural material that explores the biodiversity of the woody plant world. Included were practical ways that home gardeners can propagate their own plants from seed, cuttings and layering.

Thank you, Sean, for such an enlightening lecture!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Barrington Garden Club Events

 Barrington Garden Club has started its new program season in a different format. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BGC has resumed regular meetings in an irregular form by using Zoom for the foreseeable future. 

September's program featured club member, Meghan Frost, who gave a Power Point presentation of "The Barrington Land Conservation Trust: A Hidden Gem". Meghan is chair of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust Education Committee. She discussed the history, mission, structure and work being done today by the Land Trust, highlighting how this assures that the natural resources of  Barrington will remain one of its greatest assets for future generations.

Members are maintaining the gardens around town by gathering in small groups wearing masks and keeping socially distant. Please enjoy the new plantings at the library's MacIntyre Garden.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BGC Events Cancelled

In light of the deepening crisis regarding the COVID-19 virus, Barrington Garden Club has cancelled all events from now until the end of June.

Civic Beautification projects will continue because weeds don't stop growing for a virus. Groups of two or three who practice social distancing will do maintenance. The club hopes to be able to plant as usual.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Program Cancellation

Due to the upgrade of the coronavirus situation to Pandemic, Barrington Garden Club, in an abundance of caution, is cancelling the Tuesday, March 17, meeting with its program "The Amazing Honey Bee - Life Inside the Colony." Stay well!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Amazing Honey Bee - Life Inside the Colony

Barrington Garden Club will present at the Barrington Public Library on Tuesday, March 17, Dane Pursley, a Master Beekeeper and founder of the Freerange Bee Company. From his first introduction to bees in 2013, he has fallen in love with and developed a passion for this amazing insect. He is currently a member of the board of the Barrington Farm School and oversees the honey bee education program. Join us for a discussion of the inner workings of a honey bee colony and its impact on the surrounding landscape.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon followed by a brief business meeting and the program. All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Backyard Birds

On Tuesday, February 11, Barrington Garden Club's speaker will be Lauren Parmelee, Senior Director of Education at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. She is a long-time birder who is passionate about getting people outside to enjoy birds and other wildlife. She will be presenting Audubon's Backyard Birds program, which focuses on local birds you might see around your neighborhood in the spring and summer. Tips for how to identify birds and how to attract them to your yard will be included. Lauren will lead a bird walk at Haines Park scheduled in April.

The meeting will take place at the Barrington Public Library. Join us at 12:00 noon for refreshments. A brief business meeting starts at 12:30 pm followed by the program. All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Flora, Fauna and Feathered Friends of Europe and the Americas: A Personal View

Now that our holiday break is over, join us on Tuesday, January 21, at the Barrington Public Library to hear Aleta Johnson, current Vice President of Membership for Hameho Garden Club, discuss her travels with family and friends visiting the personal spaces of others throughout the world as part of house swapping. Her presentation includes colorful slides of the homes and gardens of the home exchangers, as well as tips for taking in the sights on the road less traveled. She will share her photos of birds and plant life in backyards around the world.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon. A brief business will begin at 12:30 pm, followed by Aleta's presentation.