CONSERVATION PLEDGE

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education, so we may become better caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife. 

 
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Hillsborough Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2022
9 am - 4 pm
212 N. Churton St.

Rain or Shine

 

Herb Plants

Why use worm castings?

Worm castings are a gentle, effective, natural fertilizer that provide essential nutrients to plants. Scientific studies show that using worm castings in the garden can help plants grow significantly larger, stronger, and produce more abundant and better-quality flowers, fruit, and vegetables. It can also increase a plant’s resilience to pests, drought, heat, disease, and other stress.

In addition to nutrients, worm poo is loaded with beneficial bacteria and fungi that support other organisms in the soil food web – a very important component of organic gardening.

Worm castings also improve soil structure by increasing aeration, improving drainage, and enhancing moisture retention all at the same time!

By supporting worm farms or maintaining a worm compost bin at home, you’re also participating in a sustainable closed-loop system. Vermicomposting reduces the amount of garden and food waste going to the landfill and creates stellar free organic fertilizer instead. Talk about a double whammy of awesome.

 

Mushroom Hill Worm Ranch 

http://Mushroomhillwormranch.com

Community Partners

Backyard Butterflies

Backyard Butterflies is a 501(c)(3) volunteer nonprofit organization that services the greater piedmont region of North Carolina by providing education, community outreach, and assistance with creating supportive habitats and gardens for butterflies and moths. Through their Caterpillar Support Program they provide free host plant leaves, whole host plants, caterpillar adoption, rearing containers, and caterpillar care instruction. Currently they offer support for 21 species of caterpillar. They also provide free Yard Consultations to help homeowners, HOAs, and other organizations, to find the most suitable host and nectar plants to plant based upon growing conditions. Visit their website to learn more about their services, programs, and activities.

www.backyardbutterflies.org

Bailey Bees Supply

Public awareness of the plight of the honeybee is growing.  At Bailey Bee Supply, we want to give beekeepers the knowledge and tools to be successful beekeepers.  Beekeeping not only saves the bees, there are many rewards extending beyond honey and pollination! It's the perfect hobby to relieve stress and one can learn a lot about life from observing the hive.

www.baileybeesupply.com

Orange County Master Gardeners

https://theorangegardener.org

Other Items for Sale

~ Blue Bird Houses - $20           

             Built by the Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group

~ Bird Baths - $30  Made by Val Blettner

- Hypertufa planters - $30 Made by Val Blettner

- Honey 

Worm castings and worm tea

We hope that you consider joining us!

For more information, please see our Contact page or send an email to: hillsboroughgardenclubnc@gmail.com