Bowie-Crofton Garden Club to host year-end meeting -- Gazette.Net



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Gardening aficionados and those interested in learning about rain gardens will be able to hear from a master at the Bowie-Crofton Garden Clubís November meeting.

The clubís meeting on Nov. 27 will feature Esther Mitchell, a volunteer master gardener with the University of Marylandís College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Service, which has a mission to educate state residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural and gardening practices as well as help grow healthy gardens, landscapes and communities in Prince George's County.

Mitchell will speak on rain gardens, which are created to absorb rainwater coming off property, trap it locally and filter and process it instead of allowing runoff into waterways that may ultimately lead to the Chesapeake Bay, said Karen Woolfley, a club spokeswoman.

The 7 p.m. meeting at the Kenhill Center at 2614 Kenhill Drive will also be the clubís last public meeting of the year as the group will take a break in December for the upcoming holiday season. The club will throw a party for members in December, Woolfley said.

The next open meeting of the club will be on Jan. 29, 2013. A time, location and topic for the meeting are still to be determined, she said.

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