Helping Hands

Under the guidance of Freda Steward, fourteen members and neighbors helped tidy up Rick and Sandy Krause’s yard. Helping Hands is a new project of the association designed to get a member back on track with their yard.

October 2022 Meeting

OCTOBER — As our final speaker for this year, Olivia Menard will teach us how to Successfully Overwintering Mason Bees in Georgia. Take action now to help our local food chain and combat pollinator decline.  Learn about one of Georgia’s most effective native pollinators – the mason bee.  And how to attract them to your yard.  We will talk about the mason bee habitat and explore some of the stresses that reduce mason bee survival rates.  Whether you already have a mason bee house and want to know what to do with all those little tubes, or you are thinking about adding a mason bee house to your landscape, or you are just curious about where to look for mason bees in nature.  Everyone will leave with at least one inspired action to take back to their garden to help more of these little pollination powerhouses survive the coming winter.  Join us for a pot luck bringing a dish to share at 6:30PM on October 17th at Bethesda Senior Center.  Our program will begin shortly after 7PM. 

September 2022 Picnic

September — There is no speaker meeting as we hold our annual, members-only, thank you picnic this month.

July 2022 Meeting

We had some outstanding photos shown at our annual Photo Contest. Our gardeners are wonderful photographers.  Eric Bowles, a well known photography judge, returned as our contest judge.  He has been trained in judging photos by Professional Photographers of America, and judges both digital and print competitions for a variety of groups, galleries and museums.  For more information about Eric, visit his website at Eric is also an active gardener so makes a perfect match as our contest judge. Follow this link to our Photo Gallery to see the entries.