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Sat. Oct. 28, 2017 - BCGC Halloween Party

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:26 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

2017 halloween

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017 - Roadside Cleanup Event

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:24 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

BCGC Roadside Cleanup
BCGC Roadside Cleanup
Burger King Parking lot (Rt 197 and Old Church Road) 

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30 am – 10:30 am. You may stay for the entire time or a portion. Event will be rescheduled if raining.
WHERE: Meet before 8:30 am in parking lot at front of Burger King (Route 197 and Old Chapel Road).
WHAT TO BRING: Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you prefer your own litter grabber, please bring it.
CONTACT: Please confirm your availability to participate with Annie Chelliah at BCGC.rdcleanup@gmail.com or call 301-464-8264. Annie invites participants to have homemade Indian cuisine after event.

2017 - Sat. Sept. 30 - FALL Plant Sale

posted Sep 19, 2017, 1:30 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener


2017, Tues. Sept. 26 "Benefits of Massage When Gardening"

posted Sep 19, 2017, 1:23 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

Massage for Gardening
 Tues., Sept. 26, 2017 - "Benefits of Massage When Gardening" by Certified Massage Therapist, Elizabeth McGeehan. 

Elizabeth has been a massage therapist for most of 18 years and a massage teacher for nearly 3 years.  She is also a gardener of the freeform type and hopes to share valuable knowledge in these areas during her presentation.

2017 - Tues. Aug. 29 BCGC Meeting - "Establishing a Monarch Butterfly Waystation" by Cecilia Reddy

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:32 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 Tues. Aug 29 BCGC Meeting
7:00 PM @ Kenhill Center
"Establishing a 
Monarch Butterfly Waystation"
by Cecilia Reddy, Naturalist


2017 - Tues. Aug. 15 Bowie Senior Center Garden Tour

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:25 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 6:29 AM ]

Tues. Aug. 15
5:30 PM @ Bowie Senior Center
"Talk on Garden Pollinators"
6:00 PM @ Bowie Senior Center
Walking Tour of 
Monarch Butterfly Waystation
by Cecilia Reddy, Naturalist

Ask for Room Number at the desk

A Walking tour of the plants at the Bowie Senior Center and a talk on the new Pollinator and Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Bowie Senior Center.  All by Cecilia Reddy, naturalist  volunteer instructor at the Bowie Senior Center.

Wed. July 26, 2017 - Claggett Farm CSA Tour

posted Jul 10, 2017, 7:06 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 7:18 AM ]

 Wed. July 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Claggett Farm CSA 
for a tour of 
organic vegetable production areas
11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Carpooling recommended.
CSA Tour

 We will be having a separate in-depth tour of the actual Organic Vegetable CSA production areas.  Bring your questions on specific organic pest control so you too can try organic food production. 

For those seeking to carpool meet at Kenhill Center by 5:45 Pm. Talk with friends before to travel together or meet at the side parking lot of Kenhill Center by 5:45 PM. 

Follow the directions below,  we will be meeting at the CSA pick-up area which is  up the hill or North from where we met last year at the Clagget Farm.  At the first Y after turning off of Old Marboro Pike bare straight or North past the turn off to the house, and straight past the turn off that goes to the 3 barns.  The building and parking lot is at the top of the hill just after a sharp right turn, this is the CSA distribution building. 

This is an in-depth tour of the actual Organic Vegetable CSA field production methods.  We will learn their actual production methods while maintaining organic certification.  This is a large operation that provides organic food to many CSA members and gives many donations to food pantry and kitchens in Washington D.C.  The entire process is a demonstration farm of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
From Kenhill Center to Clagett Farm CSA, 
11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

25 min (15 mi)
25 min in current traffic

1. Head southwest toward Kenhill Dr
2. Turn right onto Kenhill Dr
3. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Collington Rd
4. Turn right onto US-301 S
5. Continue straight to stay on US-301 S
6. Slight right onto the MD-4 N ramp to Washington
7. Take the Ritchie Marlboro Rd exit
8. Merge onto Ritchie Marlboro Rd
9. Turn left onto Old Marlboro Pike
10. Turn right
11. Slight right
12. Arrive at location: Clagett Farm CSA, Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD

For the best route in current traffic visit https://goo.gl/maps/ xJygfusgf4M2

Tues. July 25, 2017 - "Name that Weed"

posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:53 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

Tues. July 25 Meeting
7:00 PM @ Kenhill Center
"Name that Weed"
Several local and county specialists will be available to help and we will have suggestions on basic weed identification guides.  
Bring a weed you want to get identified. 

Tues. June 27, 2017 - 7PM- Bonnie's Berries Visit

posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:34 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

The farm is 1.6 miles east of Route 301 and on the South side of Central Avenue.   The mailbox has the house number on it and has a sign hanging on it of a black antique sewing machine.    
Come up the driveway and turn Left towards the barn.   Park on the left on the grass.
 Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm at Bonnie's Berries 
18101 Central Avenue,
Upper Marlboro
(approx. 20 minutes from Kenhill Center). 

Invite your friends and family to join the BCGC for a walking tour and pick your own
fruit field-trip. 

Carpooling is encouraged.

Remember to wear walking shoes for walking in sawdust and CASH to buy
the fruit you pick.

The BCGC visited this farm two years ago, but it has some exciting new additions to hear about. Under Randy Owens creative guidance, they now use netting to protect the berries from marauding starlings and are using a sawdust based method of mulch.  Besides the 11 varieties of blueberries the farm has added a large planting of raspberries.  

Harvest is now on so come join the club to visit this exciting pick your own and bring some local fresh fruit back.  

We will have a short business meeting during our stay so please bring chairs.

11 Varieties of big plump blueberries and
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of this method of mulching:
Don't forget to Like Bonnie's Berries on FACEBOOK:

2017 BCGC summer picnic - Sun. June 11

posted Jun 4, 2017, 7:54 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener

 The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club picnic is Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00pm.          
Location: Faith & Jerry Bange's, 3508 Foxhall Drive, Davidsonville, MD 21035
Everyone is requested to bring their own chairs and if you have a table that would be nice to bring too.
We also need sides dishes, salad and desserts.  
Please call or email Carmen Hernandez to indicate if you are bringing dessert, side dish or a salad and number of participants.
Carmen Hernandez 301 821-5302  Carmenllerena@sbcglobal.net

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