DEXTER - The Green Thumb Society, with members for the Dexter area, is looking for donations of plants and flowers for Town of Dexter gardens. Therefore, if you are dividing plants in your gardens this spring, we would love to have a few, or many, of your overflow. The Green Thumbs are also in need of bricks and/or the donation of gardening pavers to line the Memorial Heart Garden on the Post Office Lawn.
The Green Thumb Society is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 to help beautify Dexter at not cost to the taxpayers, share the love of gardening with others and get children involved in gardening.
Some of the projects worked on in 2004 included:
* Planting annuals in the Memorial Heart Garden on Post Office lawnFor 2005, anticipated projects and things already underway are the sale of "locally grown" flower seed packets, courtesy of B'Warts, Compost Raffle from Compost Almost, planting of the Town of Dexter gardens, Main Street flower barrels, Wild West Weekend participation, school kids projects, the "Green Thumb Grocery Garden" project, speakers and more.
The Dexter Flower Barrels that line the Main Street have been planted and now curing at B'Warts, but will be out for Memorial weekend. We have taken this project over from the Town to save taxpayers money, but the town crew(s) help with many of our projects. If you are a business and have a planter in front of your business, feel free to water daily. The watering of gardens and planters is one of the biggest part of our projects, so any help is welcomed!
The sale of the GTS Seed Packets helps fund our projects as well as creating a new Scholarship Fund for a student who is furthering their education in agriculture. You can find the GTS seed packets at B'Warts Nursery, Country Charm on Main Street, the Dexter Historical Society Gift Shop and other businesses in Dexter & Sebec or a Green Thumb member.
At the April meeting, GTS enjoyed guest speaker Mark Fulford, a biological gardening & farming consultant from Monroe Me. He gave ideas on revitalizing the existing town gardens (Ronco Park and Wayside Park) as well as giving insight on getting kids involved in projects. Fulford is working with Belfast schools with innovative gardening projects.
If you would like to become a member (no membership fee), GTS meetings are normally at the Brewster Inn the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM and is open to the public and includes all ages.
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