St. Margaret's Bay Gardening Club
Gardeners Helping Gardeners
Interested in plants?
Welcome to the club!
SMBGC is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Gardening Clubs
We would love to get to know you! You don't have to be an experienced gardener to join us for informative presentations, workshops and other events.
We welcome anyone with an interest in growing plants for beauty or food - or both!
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 Sept - Nov/Jan - May
We are meeting at St. Luke's United Church sanctuary for the foreseeable future, due to the Tantallon Public Library not having their meeting room available.
Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings! Membership for 2020/2021 has reverted back to $15.00 a year for singles, and $20.00 for families
We have great news for fall 2020! Check it all out below... events are in
chronological order. Please read carefully. Some events are in cooperation with Transition Bay - St. Margaret's. Some are SMBGC presentations.
IMPORTANT NEWS ON OUR SMBGC CLUB MEETING LOCATION and FEE STRUCTURE for 2020/2021
In the past, the club has met at the Tantallon Library, however their meeting room will not be available to community groups for the foreseeable future. We will meet at St. Luke’s United Church, following guidelines for Visitors/Renters based on the current recommendations of NS Health for Covid-19. Community groups must follow physical distancing, the wearing of masks, use of hand sanitizers on site, only one person in a washroom at a time and the use of contact tracing forms. The Facility is wheelchair accessible, with ample parking, and the sanctuary can hold 70 + people comfortably while adhering to COVID-19 Guidelines. We have booked the Sanctuary for the SMBGC for the next few meetings.
October 8/20 Transition Bay St Margaret’s invites members of the St. Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club to participate in a Zoom and Facebook Live Workshop
Topic: Seed Saving Start to Finish
Speakers: Chris Sanford & Garrett Lauren, Yonder Hill Farm
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Take an inside look into a year of small-scale seed production at Yonder Hill Farm. From starting seeds and planting, to harvesting and processing. Chris Sanford and her partner, Garrett Lauren, grow and maintain over 150 varieties of vegetables, grains, herbs, and flowers at their small diversified farm in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. They have been farming and gardening ecologically for over 15 years, and producing seeds commercially for over 10 years. Join us for this 90 minute Zoom webinar on Thursday, October 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The workshop will take place over zoom, and details for access will be sent out to attendees the day prior to the event.
This event is free (donations appreciated!) and requires registration through our Eventbrite listing
or by emailing email@example.com.
October 21/20 Members Meeting
St Luke’s United Church Sanctuary
Topic: ROCK GARDENS Speaker: Rosalyn Duffus
Roslyn is an enthusiast of rock and alpine plants. She will be talking about many interpretations of rock gardens from nature's version to large botanical rock gardens to private versions and follow with a selection of plants from easy to more challenging.
October 29/20 Transition Bay St Margaret’s invites members of the St.Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club to participate in a Zoom and Facebook Live Workshop
ADVENTURES IN BUBBLES AND BRINE
What I learned from Nova Scotia Masters of Fermented Food - Craft Beer, Cider, Cheese, Sauerkraut and More.
Speaker: Phillip Moscovitch Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
More information to follow
November 18/20 Members Meeting
St Luke’s United Church Sanctuary
Speaker to be determined
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We're excited to be presenting our annual Holiday Decorating Workshop on November 22, 2020! More details soon!