Cape Gazette

Garden and Farm Briefs

Feb 04, 2016

Sussex Conservation District sets local workgroup meeting Feb. 17

The Sussex Conservation District will hold its local workgroup meeting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Georgetown. Current USDA Farm Bill programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be discussed, as will local conservation needs and resource concerns in Sussex County to be considered for inclusion in future programs. The outcomes of this meeting will be included in the discussion at the State Technical Committee meeting this spring. The meeting will take place at the USDA Agriculture Service Center, 21315 Berlin Road, Georgetown. Anyone who would like to attend, including people with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate, may call Bobbi Heck at 302-856-3990, Ext. 112.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city in 2014-15, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization that in 2014-15 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.

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