Manchester Garden Club News

CONNECTING TO THE POLLINATOR PATHWAY
Members of the Manchester Garden Club are working with the town and other civic organizations to connect Manchester to the Pollinator Pathway. This is a national movement that is dedicated to helping to restore bees and other beneficial insect populations.

The Manchester Garden Club would like to inform our members and neighbors of the need to act in our own yards to protect the future of this planet. We can stop using pesticides and chemicals in our yards.  We can add native plants to our gardens and include them in our garden design. Native plants are suited to the environment, they give your garden diversity, and they are generally low maintenance if planted with the correct light and moisture requirements. Native plants don't make your garden look messy.

The Manchester Garden Club plans to include native plants in the four civic gardens we maintain in town. The club has planted and maintains a Pollinator garden in Center Park at the Bigelow Street entrance.

The Club will be selling pollinator-friendly native plants at this year's plant sale at the Community Baptist Church, 585 East Center Street. The sale starts at 8:30 am May 15, rain or shine. Information about how your garden can become part of the Pollinator Pathway will be available.
View local Pollinator Pathway Website


MANCHESTER GARDEN CLUB AWARDS 2020 SCHOLARSHIP
The Manchester Garden Club awarded a $1500 scholarship to recipient Brandon Miller. We congratulate Brandon and wish him all the best in the 2020 fall semester at UCONN and for a bright future in Environmental Sciences.

Brandon is a 2020 graduate of RHAM high school with plans to attend the UCONN College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources with a Major in Environmental Sciences.

Brandon has an impressive resume including scholastic honors, and participation in extensive volunteer community and environmental programs.

"I am looking forward to taking courses such as Introduction to Botany, Environmental Planning and Landscape Design, Environmental Laws, Regulations, and Issues, Society and Climate Change, Wetlands Biology and Conservation, Environmental Soil Science, Conservation Law Enforcement, Environmental Health, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources to name a few. I am anxiously awaiting my first day of classes and hope to find my niche within this field of study. I have aspirations of someday furthering my academic portfolio by attending law school with a concentration in Environmental Law."