Clarkesville Library Children’s Garden Project Update March 28, 2019

 We had our first workday of 2019 for the project on Thursday afternoon, March 28.  Headwaters Master Gardeners Kathy Booker, Laura West and Holly Sparrow, along with 2019 MG Student, B.J. Kvame were there.  We were joined by the Clarkesville Library Manager Shawna Meers-Ernst and Ashana Green.

The existing daffodils were moved to a more suitable location in the garden area. We also planted Lenten Roses, removed debris from the garden, and attempted to reduce the abundant chickweed in the garden area.

 It was heartwarming to see that some of the herbs planted last fall, a fern and three Celandine Poppy plants have woken up after the rainy winter and are beginning to grow again in the garden.  The poppies are especially cheery with their bright yellow flowers and fuzzy flower capsules.

 Our next workday is tentatively Saturday, April 20 (10 a.m. to noon). The purpose of the workday will be to plant a few more herbs, perhaps a few Hostas, Lambs' Ears, and some perennial Chrysanthemum divisions.  April 20 is during Easter weekend and some people will be busy with family events, but we hope to have a few volunteers to keep the garden project moving forward.

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Habitat for Humanity

Recent landscaping project for new Habitat home in Clayton, GA (Rabun County). This was a joint effort between Habitat volunteers (building wall and flower beds) and Headwaters Master Gardeners designing and installing plants. A special opportunity to get the job done between organizations!

Georgia 4-H

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through hands on learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

White County Farmers Market

Headwaters Master Gardeners make a portion of the money they raise helping to administer the White County Farmers Market during the summer months, by plant sales during the summer and sometimes early fall months (look for the dates on this web site), participating in yard sales when we are invited, and sometimes from donations and various small events as they come up.

We use this money to give scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on majoring in college in some horticultural field.  We also, when requested, as a new Habitat for Humanity house is built, give matching funds for plants, flowers and shrubs and do the planting of these items.  About twice a year, we do a "Lunch and Learn" at various locations for the public on various horticultural topics.  Again, look here for time and locations. Tom Lebuis, Treasurer