June Program

Plants That Attract Butterflies  To Your Garden

 Don Holt Naturalist at Steele Creek Nature Center Bristol, TN

Saturday June 13  10 a.m. sharp

Butterfly Arboretum in Jonesborough, TN Pliny Fisk Environmental Services Site

Don Holt developed an interest in knowing and growing plants as a teenager, leading him to study botany and ecology in college.  Teaching environmental science and natural history at various outdoor education centers inspired him to learn about native butterflies.  Currently he works as one of the naturalists at Steele Creek Nature Center in Bristol, TN where, among other duties, he manages to keep his knees dirty puttering around in the butterfly garden. Don leads the annual Roan Mountain Butterfly Count each year.  Driving directions:  SR-81 South and Britt Drive (stay on Main Street, go approx. 1/2 – 3/4 mile s past Courthouse on right)

Vegetable Cooking Class

June 20th at 10:00am.

Harvest of Hope Community Garden at at 130 W. Charlemont St. Kingsport

Jennifer Banks, RD, Sullivan County Extension Office is coming to show us some ways to prepare the vegetables growing in our gardens.

Bring a chair to relax in, an umbrella for shade, something cool to drink and have a good time.

****************** September SAPS Trip to Washington DC ****************

 Slideshow from January meeting with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

SAPS programs for 2015