Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA

Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA The Ambler-Keystone Branch of Woman's National Farm & Garden Association is dedicated to furthering careers in horticultural and environmental education.
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Five business meetings every other month from Sept-May with informal meetings, too. Non-profit club. This group of gardeners, garden lovers, and garden professionals meets to raise funds for horticulture and environmental scholarships and to learn more about gardening, design, native plants, native insects. New members are always welcome.

Operating as usual

Catch Pat Sutton on Thursday Oct 1 at 7 pm as she starts this series Pollinator Pathways series. On Tuesday Sept 29th Pa...
09/28/2020

Catch Pat Sutton on Thursday Oct 1 at 7 pm as she starts this series Pollinator Pathways series. On Tuesday Sept 29th Pat wraps up a similar series on NJ Native Gardens.

F&G Calendar from our sister branch in Ohio.
08/08/2020

F&G Calendar from our sister branch in Ohio.

Up-to-date 2020-21 Calendar - check it over to know when you have a responsibility

Who has nesting cardinals around their yard?
07/22/2020

Who has nesting cardinals around their yard?

Cardinals mate for life, and they don't migrate. So if you are lucky enough to have a pair of nesting cardinals, you will probably see them all year long-- year after year.

03/20/2020

The WNF&GA Annual Meeting has been canceled. A webinar will bring us together for annual business instead. Stay tuned.

Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA's cover photo
03/10/2020

Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA's cover photo

Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses
02/28/2020
Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Minnesota is asking homeowners to turn their lawns into prairie to help bring back the bees Minnesota just allocated nearly a million dollars in incentives for people to transform their lawns into bee-friendly wildflowers, clover and native grasses. The state is asking citizens to stop spraying herb...

Yet another way to help pull carbon out of the environment. We're getting an electric car.
02/28/2020
Buildings Made of "Moss-Growing Concrete" Could Remove More CO2 and Air Pollution than Thousands of Trees

Yet another way to help pull carbon out of the environment. We're getting an electric car.

Researchers have developed a “living concrete” that grows moss, lichens and fungi that could turn city buildings into giant air purifiers Spanish researchers have developed a porous, acidic concrete that acts almost like soil for moss, lichen, fungi and other drought-tolerant vegetation. They ar...

02/02/2020
We had a lovely potluck supper and book discussion. Here is a sample of Jenny Carey's 42 Witchhazels. Happy  winter!
01/21/2020

We had a lovely potluck supper and book discussion. Here is a sample of Jenny Carey's 42 Witchhazels. Happy winter!

Here is a nice article about using your leaves to help your trees.http://indigescapes.com/blog/2018/11/3/maximizing-tree...
12/08/2019
Maximizing Tree Growth/Health through Root Zone Management — Indigenous Landscapes

Here is a nice article about using your leaves to help your trees.
http://indigescapes.com/blog/2018/11/3/maximizing-tree-growthhealth-through-root-zone-management

This blog post will cover a few things you can do to maximize tree growth, survival rate, health,  production (fruit/nut), and longevity.  The following instructions should lead to the following benefits to your tree. 1. Reversing soil compaction around the tree, increasing percol

Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA's cover photo
12/06/2019

Ambler Keystone Farm and Garden WNF&GA's cover photo

Keep this in mind when you clean up your yard.https://extension.unh.edu/blog/how-help-bees-and-butterflies-survive-winte...
11/24/2019
How to Help Bees and Butterflies Survive the Winter | UNH Extension

Keep this in mind when you clean up your yard.
https://extension.unh.edu/blog/how-help-bees-and-butterflies-survive-winter

When winter settles in and bitter winds howl, I marvel at the ability of animals to survive our harsh winters. We know mammals hibernate and hoard, and birds migrate, but what about bees and butterflies? How do they do it? Pollinator Strategies to Survive Winter Pollinators, the small creatures resp...

Nancy MatthewsShall we go to this tonight...
11/05/2019

Nancy Matthews
Shall we go to this tonight...

Tonight! Learn some inside tricks to make your next floral arrangement a memorable one!

Bucks Women F&G new venture!
09/18/2019

Bucks Women F&G new venture!

Bucks Audubon is excited to partner with @audubonpa, Newtown Township EAC, and the @newtowntheatre to bring you an Environmental Film Festival and Pop-Up Native Plant garden on September 19th from 6:30-9:30pm!
Join us for the latest in Environmental film, drink some craft beers from @newtownbrewco , and have the chance to win and take home some of the native plants (provided by @ginosnursery) from the pop-up garden!
More info available at www.BCAS.org @ The Newtown Theatre

Early garden history for Ambler Keystone Woman's National Farm and Garden Association
09/09/2019

Early garden history for Ambler Keystone Woman's National Farm and Garden Association

We enjoyed our guest speaker Nicole Juday Rhoads who taught us about the history of gardens in Philadelphia. We also had...
08/29/2019

We enjoyed our guest speaker Nicole Juday Rhoads who taught us about the history of gardens in Philadelphia. We also had a great time looking briefly at the gardens and birds.

Join us for this information session
08/23/2019

Join us for this information session

Just in case you are battling this- a ray of hope.https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/main_edition/usda-plans-to-relea...
08/22/2019
USDA Plans to Release Knotweed Biocontrol

Just in case you are battling this- a ray of hope.
https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/main_edition/usda-plans-to-release-knotweed-biocontrol/article_07839c33-56d1-52f1-89ec-81d5c2b65c88.html?fbclid=IwAR3vzisJxBosTWWHXM2aJT-AVXBD5-KOXo6DL9dB1nZNdPEpMzNdAToX5OM

An aggressive, hard-to-kill weed that chokes riparian buffers in the Northeast could soon be under attack from one of its natural enemies. USDA plans to release the knotweed psyllid in

Kitchen garden and more at Meadowbrook Farm.
08/19/2019

Kitchen garden and more at Meadowbrook Farm.

Please hang up if anyone offers to spray anything for spotted lantern fly after you call in to report it, which could ki...
08/19/2019
Professor tests traps for spotted lanternfly

Please hang up if anyone offers to spray anything for spotted lantern fly after you call in to report it, which could kill every insect out there. The scientists are running tests (see link below) on the best way to stop them without hurting the other good insects, so the spraying companies don't have good answers yet. Trapping them works, but birds and others are getting caught. Sticky tape without poisen on their favorite trees works. But not spraying. Please spread the word. And comment if you disagree.

https://www.wgal.com/article/professor-at-delaware-valley-university-tests-traps-for-spotted-lanternfly/28624280

The work is part of a research project for a pest control company.

Our garden at Robbins Park is doing pretty well despite the animals. Here are a few examples. It was late in the day so ...
08/14/2019

Our garden at Robbins Park is doing pretty well despite the animals. Here are a few examples. It was late in the day so it was hard to block the sun in spots.

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This group is an off-shoot of a group of women in England around WWI who were maintaining the farms while the men were off at war. Today we raise scholarship funds for horticulture, environmental and agriculture education. Meeting bimonthly, we learn more about garden design with native plants for the birds and native insects. New members are welcome.

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anyone know what is causing these markings on my viburnum?
I am as proud of Mary Pat as I could be. Another former student with brains, savy, plant knowledge, and determination.I wish her all the best. She deserves it. I wish her a wonderful term as president.I cannot wait to read about her accomplishments!