Chesapeake Bay Garden Club
Celebrating 65 Years in Reedville, Virginia
Conservation and Recycling
Chairs: Linda Hixon
Birds, Butterflies, & Bees
Beyond The Garden
Ready, Set, Grow! First
Graders Learn about
members had the
pleasure of visiting
first graders on
April 13, 2018, to present
their Ready, Set, Grow!
program. They came to share their knowledge of plants, seeds, and to explain how they provide us with food. Then they helped the students plant marigold and zinnia seeds. Some will be planted in the side garden on the school property. One of their plants will be taken home to enjoy. When these students return back to school in the fall as second graders, they will witness a beautiful garden of zinnias and marigolds.
The NAPS Stewardship Guide is a 20-page brochure packed with information on how to be good stewards of our county and waterways. The guide includes a county map showing the location of important features and pages devoted to:
• Why our waterways are impaired
• How to maintain septic systems
• Best landscaping practices
• Shoreline maintenance
• The importance of marshes
• How to enjoy the water responsibly
• Where our domestic water is derived
Please help us to protect our environment by recycling! The plastic that can be recycled at the Northumberland Waste Management Facility are those with the numbers 1, 2, or 3.
The Saved Seed - Seeds Do Not Come from Stores
On October 30, 2018, the first graders at Northumberland Elementary School learned where seeds come from in a hands-on experience. Linda Hixon organized the program. Members from the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club visited the school carrying pumpkins and scoops. The program is based on the book, The Saved Seed by Brenda Moore and illustrated by Emily Lackey. The book explained where seeds come from, and how the pumpkin seed will grow into a vine and new pumpkins for next Halloween. The Saved Seed program is a National Garden Club youth-directive initiative.
The students worked in small groups and scooped out the seeds from the pumpkins. The seeds will be dried out and planted in the school garden in the spring so the students can watch the seed sprout into vines and produce pumpkins. As second graders they will have pumpkins for Halloween.