Entries Categorized as 'conservation'

March 2016 Meeting

April 25, 2016

Our March meeting was held with the environment in mind and what we as gardeners should be doing to promote a healthy environment and healthy eating. Our speaker, Mr. Bill Duesing, gave a wonderful, wide-ranging talk about many earth-sourced issues, with his talk entitled, “Think Globally, Eat Locally”. Mr Duesing is currently Executive Director of […]

Flowers not blooming in January? Try this Winter Bird Tour:

January 17, 2010

From our friends at the New London Maritime Society, there are two events of interest, both featuring Maggie Jones, Director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, as speaker: The Third Thursday Lecture on January 21, 2010, 6:30-8:00pm, is entitled “Winter Birding Along the Shore,” Admission $10 for non-members of NLMS, sponsored by the New London […]

September 2009 Meeting

October 14, 2009

The September meeting was a wonderful success with a presentation by Peter Alden.  He inspired all of us to be vigilant in our guard against invasive species.  Even some of the beautiful plants like porcelain berry take over and crowd out our native plants. Ann Sargent brought in a succulent that she has had for […]

F.R.E.S.H. Fall Newsletter

September 24, 2009

The Mystic Garden Club has donated funds to FRESH of New London for several years now.  In fact, we were one of the founding groups with a large initial donation when FRESH was getting started.  Saturday, September 19th, FRESH held a well attended party at it’s community garden in New London, to celebrate its 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  Please have a look […]

Global Water Shortage

May 14, 2009

http://magazine.angieslist.com/story/global-water-shortage-turns-local

Asian Longhorn Bark Beetle

March 24, 2009

Joan Allen from UConn Home And Garden Education Center will be speaking to our club on May 25, 2010 on the devastation caused by this preditor insect. You can read more in this New York Times Article.   A photo of the Asian Bark Beetle

Earth Friendly

November 16, 2008

The Mystic Garden club is taking steps to be friendly to the environment. Barbara Tacy has been presenting information on packaging, helping us to differentiate between packaging which is recyclable and which is not. Members are encouraged to stop purchasing items which are encased in non-recyclable materials. The impermeable plastic wrapping called “clamshell” packaging is […]

Going Green with fewer Catalogs

March 25, 2008

If you are overwhelmed with catalogs and hate to have all that paper wasted you can visit www.catalogchoice.org to choose which catalog mailing lists you’d like to be removed from.

Going Green – Reusable Shopping Bags

October 14, 2007

It’s not surprising that the plethora of plastic shopping bags is not good for the environment. I have been reusing my plastic bags whenever I go to a wholesale club but other than that they collect in my kitchen at a prodigious rate. So I decided to buy some reusable shopping bags. I have been […]