Upcoming Events

January 18, 2022

Elaina Hatsis

Ikebana, Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Elaina Hatsis fell in love with Ikebana from the first time she saw pictures of it. Elaina has been a member of the Kittery Point Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter since 2007 and has served as its president from 2017-2019.  In her demonstration, she will make a few different styles of Ikebana that will give a sense of how its evolved over the last three centuries and the unlimited expressions of each style.

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February 15, 2022

David Moore

Harvesting Sap & Producing Syrup from Maples, Birches, Walnuts, and Other Species

David Moore is a Ph.D candidate in the Ecohydrology Lab at the University of New Hampshire.  His research focuses on winter-dormant-season sap flow and syrup production from deciduous hardwoods found in New England.  He ran The Crooked Chimney (https://www.crookedchimneysyrup.com), a commercial birch syrup business in Lee, NH for 6 years prior to graduate school.  David has experience making Maple, Birch, Walnut, Beech, and Sycamore syrup.

Image by Gemma Evans

Founded in 1968, Rye Driftwood Garden Club’s mission is simple.  We encourage interest in all phases of flower arranging, home gardening, and better horticultural practices. We strive to promote civic beautification and the conservation of natural resources.

Image by Richard Brannen


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