Andover Seed Library Lecture Series
Feed Me, I’m Hungry! Creating a Garden for Honey Bees.
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00pm
Learn how you can help save the honey bees in your own garden by including plants that provide nectar and pollen for them. Master Gardener, Barbara MacPhee, has been a beekeeper for 36 years, and was named 2009 Beekeeper of the Year. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL & Spade and Trowel Garden Club. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.
Wrapping Up the Season: Garden Roundtable Discussion
Saturday October 14 at 9:30am
It’s coming to the end of the gardening season. Come to a round table discussion to share your successes and lessons learned, and get tips for saving seeds and what crops to plant in your fall and spring gardens. Bring your questions and your leftover seeds. MassHort’s Hannah Traggis, and local gardener, Betsy Williams, will lead the discussion and answer questions. Pick up catalogues and other handouts. There will be a drawing for door prizes. Register at mhl.org/calendar
An Evening with Author Marta McDowell
Monday October 30 at 7:00pm
Author and garden writer, Marta McDowell will share her latest book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series chronicled frontier life starting in the late 1860s. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder considers Wilder’s life and her relationship to the natural world.
Marta McDowell lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey. She shares her garden with her husband, Kirke Bent, their crested cockatiel, Sydney, and assorted wildlife. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day,Country Gardening and The New York Times. Scholars and specialists have read her essays on American authors and their horticultural interests in the journals Hortus and Arnoldia.
Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden where she has been twice awarded "Instructor of the Year." A popular lecturer, she has been a featured speaker at locations ranging from the Arnold Arboretum to the Philadelphia Flower Show to the Beatrix Potter Society's Linder Lecture at the Sloane Club in London. With artist Yolanda Fundora, Marta wrote "A Garden Alphabetized (for your viewing pleasure)" in 2008. Register at mhl.org/calendar.