AGC May Programs

The Amherst Garden Club has two terrific programs on May 5; one in the morning, and one in the evening. Details below and on our website. Please join us for either or both!

May 5 at 9:00-11:00 am
Messiah Lutheran Church (Rte. 101) in Amherst, New Hampshire.
“Ikebana” presented by Antoinette Drouart

Antoinette Drouart received formal training and certificates from the Ikebana Sogetsu School headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is an Ikebana Sogetsu Sensei. Her artistic interests, combined with her love of flowers and their therapeutic values, have led her to study and teach the art of Japanese flower arrangement design, known as Ikebana. She has designed and arranged many floral displays in Tokyo, New York City, Boston and Paris. A member of Ikebana International, Sogetsu Boston Branch, the Orchid Society, and the Nashua Garden Club, Antoinette is now specializing in Japanese flower arrangements for display in New Hampshire.   Ms, Drouart will be doing two classic arrangements, one low and one high, and then will demonstrate a free style arrangement.  A short history of Ikebana will be given, and she will provide the meaning of the flowers she uses while she works.  There will be a door prize following the meeting.

May 5 at 7:00-8:30pm
Parkhurst Place (11 Veteran’s Road, Amherst NH)
“Container Gardening and Small Spaces with Vegetables” by Margaret Hagen from the UNH Extension Service

 Are you interested in growing vegetables but think you lack sufficient space?  If so, come hear Margaret Hagen, Food and Agricultural Field Specialist with the UNH Extension Service and a favorite speaker of many Amherst gardeners, talk on “Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces and Containers”.  Ms. Hagen is a specialist in raising vegetables starting with amending and fertilizing the soil to harvesting the vegetables and preparing the garden for the following year.  She is knowledgeable about coping with insects and weeds and gardening intensively in small places, and has gained extensive experience in sharing practical horticultural information with the general public through lectures, workshops, a weekly garden column, and the Master Gardener program. Aided by Anne Krantz of the Amherst Garden Club, Ms. Hagen has also been instrumental  in helping the women at the Women’s Prison in Goffstown plant and nurture vegetables that can be used in food preparation in the prison kitchen.  This is the fourth year for the garden.

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