Gardening, tours & fairs in August

squash 2016 july 1Gardening (near the greenhouse)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us to plant, weed and harvest in the vegetable, herb and rose gardens. We also have a small tractor if you feel called to mow the meadow. Evenings: email Lou at gardenguild@gmail.com for access info.

web square garden tours 2016Garden Tours
Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 12 noon
There is always something new to see in the gardens. Join our volunteer FMGG docents for a tour of the gardens. Learn about the plants, but also about the architecture, shrines and history.

 

mcagfair-logoAugust is Fair season! Mark your calendars:

  • Howard County fair opens Aug. 5
  • Montgomery County Fair opens Aug. 12
  • Maryland State Fair opens Aug. 26

 

Questions? Email Lou or Joe at gardenguild@gmail.com and visit us on FB-fLogo-Blue-web

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Honey Harvesting Cancelled – Not Enough Honey

IMG_1440Unfortunately, our beekeepers have had to cancel the honey harvesting scheduled for Saturday, July 30. We had an unusual spring (quite cold and rainy) and the bees just have not produced enough honey.

It looked as if there would be enough frames for the harvesting, but when the beekeepers checked this week, the bees had taken it themselves to feed the new brood of bees.

The plan is to hold off on all honey harvesting this year and then harvest in 2017.

Sorry for the cancellation. If you have any questions or are interested in helping with beekeeping, please email us at gardenguild@gmail.com.

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Honey Harvesting, Soap Making, Gardening & Garden Tours in July

Join us this month for gardening, making jam preserves, soap and lavender wands – plus honey harvesting! 
squash 2016 july 1Vegetable Gardening
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us in the gardens. We always have a lot to do. At the start of July, corn, tomatoes and squash were just a few of the vegetables we have planted.

Jam Preserve Workshop – RESCHEDULED to Sept. 17
Questions and RSVP to gardenguild@gmail.com; $25 workshop fee/family.

 

 

Soap-Making Workshop
Saturday, July 23, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (1-hour lunch break while the soap cooks). Make a hot process traditional soap (with tallow) or a pure vegetarian soap and bring a bar of fresh soap home. Meet in the St. Bonaventure Conference Room. RSVP to gardenguild@gmail.com; $25 workshop fee/family.

imageHoney Extraction Workshops
Saturday, July 30, 9:30-12 p.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.
This is one of our most popular workshops! Just $25/family and you take home a bottle of fresh monastery honey. Space is limited. Please RSVP to gardenguild@gmail.com (note morning or afternoon session and number of people; meet upstairs in the greenhouse).

rose swirl 2016Weekly Garden Tours
Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 12 noon
Meet in front of the Visitors’ Center for a one-hour tour of the Franciscan Monastery gardens. Learn about the gardens, architecture and history – plus take a sneak peak behind the monastery.

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