The Adirondack Garden Club’s native plant garden at Families First on Water Street in Elizabethtown, Essex County, NY, is in only its first year, but the number of Monarch caterpillars (and others) calling the garden plot home this season are a clear indication of the project’s success. [Read more…] about Elizabethtown Native Plant Garden Project Update
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The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) has been awarded a $3,000 Partners for Plants (P4P) grant from the Garden Club of America’s Civic Improvement Committee for 2023, followed by the opportunity for an additional $3,000 in 2024 and 2025. P4P grants facilitate hands-on projects between local Garden Club of America clubs and land managers on federal, state, local, and other significant public lands, and involve collaboration with a horticultural expert. [Read more…] about Adirondack Garden Club Gets Grant for Essex Quarry Nature Preserve
The 23 Garden Club of America member clubs in the state of New York have announced the official designation of April 2023 as “New York Native Plant Month.” A signed proclamation by Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to follow by April 18th, 2023.
The GCA has led this effort across all 50 states and Washington, DC to increase awareness of the critical role native plants play in supporting a healthy environment, thriving wildlife and pollinator populations, reducing use of pesticides and fertilizers, cleaning air and water and so much more. [Read more…] about April is New York Native Plant Month
The Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants: [Read more…] about Adirondack Garden Club Grants Available
That was just one of the many largely unknown facts shared by Paul Smith College’s Professor of Biology Janet Mihuc at a recent meeting of the Adirondack Garden Club held at the Ausable Club in St. Huberts in the High Peaks. [Read more…] about Moth Diversity in Our Landscape
The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) has announced “Save the Trees – Adirondack Forest Pests, Prevention, and Early Detection,” a virtual presentation looking at the concern growing over the severe and urgent threat to the health of trees posed by invasive insects, set for Tuesday, March 8th.
Invasive insects threaten all manner of trees, from apple orchard to the hemlocks holding lakeshores in place. Some forest pests were introduced to North America over a century ago, while others are new to the State of New York or are newly discovered. [Read more…] about Adirondack Forest Pests, Prevention, and Early Detection (Virtual Event)
Frederick Law Olmsted helped define American landscape architecture through the hundreds of projects he envisioned across the country. Public parks designed by Olmstead over 150 years ago remain natural oases in the heart of American cities.
He is best known for his landscape design of seven well-known gardens: Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Emerald Necklace, Boston, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, Mount Royal, Montreal, and the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol and White House. Olmsted also conceived the idea for the original 4,000 acres of pastureland and woods at Shelburne Farms in Vermont. [Read more…] about Frederick Law Olmsted Virtual Lecture Jan 10th
For many of the 17 years Barbara Hail has been a member of the Adirondack Garden Club, she served as the history and archives committee chair. In a club that was founded in 1928, the sheer volume of documents and artifacts collected over those years, combined with the commitment to accurately preserve club records, made Hail’s job no small task.
Under Hail’s leadership, however, the Adirondack Garden Club’s extensive collections, currently housed in the Hand House in Elizabethtown, are in excellent order. [Read more…] about Nearly 100-Year-Old Garden Club Honors ‘Archivist’ Barbara Hail
For the first time in its 93-year history, the membership of the Adirondack Garden Club will include a man. Derek Rogers of Willsboro was recently confirmed by the club and will be formally accepted at the annual meeting in May. [Read more…] about After 93 Years A Man Joins The Adirondack Garden Club
The Adirondack Garden Club has announced a virtual Winter Seed Sowing Demonstration set for Tuesday, February 16th, at 10 am. [Read more…] about Sowing Early Seeds: An Adk Garden Club Virtual Talk