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Horticulture and Environmental Studies


Application deadline is March 1.


Application deadline is May 1.


Application deadline is May 1.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are proud to offer these educational scholarships in support of various horticulture and environmental related studies.

These scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other garden related fields.

Winners of either of these scholarships will also be considered for eligibility for other Garden Club Federation of Maine, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships.

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All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Check out our 2019 – 2020 Program schedule.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. John’s Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor. “Valentine Tray Favors” led by Linda Uberseder, BHGC member.

Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m. 
Birch Bay Village Inn, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Farm co-founders, Glenon Friedman and Rose Avenia, to speak at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s meeting.

The Bar Harbor Farm is a MOFGA-certified organic farm. This 50-acre property is located at 115 Gilbert Farm Road in Bar Harbor, and includes 15 acres of tillable soils.

Photograph courtesy of Bar Harbor Farm, www.barharborfarm.net

Our speakers, Glenon Friedmann and Rose Avenia, are the co-founders of Bar Harbor Farm. They will tell us how two college friends decided to start farming together when they were in their mid 50s. This Agriculture enterprise is supported in-part by the local community that pledges support, and shares the risks and benefits of their food production through their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

This will be Glenon Friedmann’s tenth season farming on MDI. She is a graduate from the MOFGA Journeyperson Program. Rose Avenia ran her own CSA in Vermont for a number of years before returning to Bar Harbor in 2014. 

SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY: When school is closed, there will NOT be a meeting.

This presentation, is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

This meeting is open to the public, but non-members are asked to reserve a seat at rsvp@barharborgardenclub.org or call 207-244-1116.

Our monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St John’s Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor. Hands on Workshop: “Inspirational Flower Arranging“, Barbara Courchesne, The Bud Connection.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 Annual Meeting Luncheon from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Kebo Valley Club, 136 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor.

Our keynote speaker Eliot Coleman, Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. Eliot is an American farmer, author, agricultural researcher and educator, and proponent of organic farming.

Click on a photograph below to read about a Bar Harbor Garden Club project.