Welcome All Gardeners!
Ballston Spa, NY – The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club (BSH&GC) is pleased to announce that Susan Beebe, Assistant Director of Ballston Spa Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), is presenting a special hour-long program on Native Plants at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, October 13 at 5:30pm. Whether gardens and landscapes are full sun, sun / shade, full shade or a combination of both, there’s both art and science to incorporating plants native to our area, and thereby helping preserve and nurture the pollinators that all of us, including wildlife, depend on.
“There are important reasons to use native plants,” points out Susan Beebe, “but for many it’s also a new aspect of gardening to learn. What to use and what not to use? How to naturalize a setting? How do I incorporate color from one season to another? And most of all, how do I find healthy native plants?!”
Susan Beebe is Assistant Director of Ballston Spa CCE, as well as Agricultural Program Leader for the region. She graduated from SUNY Cobleskill and University of Georgia with degrees in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture. She has served with Cornell Cooperative Extension since 1979 in a wide variety of leadership roles.
BSH&GC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the love of gardening, the protection and conservation of natural resources, and the civic beautification of the Village of Ballston Spa. Important work underway by the Club is the major renewal of Iron Spring Garden on Front Street, Ballston Spa, and the ongoing maintenance and beautification of the Ballston Spa Public Library gardens on Milton Avenue.
BSH&GC is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and Federated Garden Clubs of NY State, Inc. District IV. For more information on BSH&GC and for membership opportunities, contact Club President Linda Fay Linda81650@gmail.co