Hampstead Garden Club
Box 714 Hampstead, NH 03841

  2015 Theme:  "Of The Earth"

 


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Maybe you've seen it around town (see photo below). Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), an aggressive invasive plant, has already arrived in Hampstead, is spreading in our community and will cost a significant amount of our tax dollars to eradicate if we do not address it now. Listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's worst invasive species, the invasive root system and strong growth of Japanese Knotweed can damage concrete foundations, buildings, flood defenses, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites.
In England where this plant has gotten out of control, it has affected property values - you cannot sell your home until you have put a remediation schedule in place for the new homeowners, along with a commitment to ongoing treatment, which can take 3-5 years. (Click to read Newsweek article)
Footage from the June 16th information session with Doug Cygan, the Invasive Species Coordinator for the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture is online for Hampstead residents to watch on demand and it is scheduled to rebroadcast on Hampstead Community Cable Channel 17 Friday, June 26 at 8:10 pm and Saturday, June 27 at 1:00 pm. If you would like to view the video online, please visit: http://hampsteadcabletv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=225a1ccd9777a9a956ba24270e1dd680.

 

Wednesday, July 15

Lewis & Clark Talk

Held at the Poussard Home

(see your Yearbook for address)

The Garden Club is honored to present Dr. Janet Sullivan who will discuss her travels along the trail of Lewis and Clark where she studied the fauna and flora of the area. These were recorded in the writings of John Ordway of Hebron, NH who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their journey. He is included in the ancestry of Hampstead's own Martha Ordway. His log included numerous plants unknown to the worldwide scientific community at that time.
For more information, see the program page.

 

Japanese Knotweed

2015 Club Officers

 

Access Amazon here and the Hampstead Garden Club earns commission.

An aggressive non-native invasive species.

Co-Presidents: Cheryl Poussard and Darlene Snell
First Vice Presidents: Jane Barnes and Gail La Creta
Second Vice President: Pam Boulter
Treasurer: Laura Treat
Recording Secretary: Suzanne Paré
Corresponding Secretary/Publicity: Ronnie Shelley
Membership: Cindy Lanouette and Beth Hanson

Last updated June 26, 2015
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ABOUT US

The Hampstead Garden Club is a non-profit educational organization located in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Our purpose is to encourage an interest in all aspects of gardening, promote civic beauty, and conserve natural resources. Our mission is to fulfill our purpose and to share our gardening experiences at our monthly meetings.

Meetings are generally located in Hadley Hall at the Hampstead Congregational Church, Main Street, Hampstead, at 7 P.M. on the third Wednesday of each month, January through December. Please be sure to check the program page for exceptions to the schedule.

Inspirational Quote

"Friendships
are like flowers,
they blossom with
tender loving care."

                                                                     

2015 Co-Presidents
Darlene Snell and Cheryl Poussard