Garden and Farm Briefs
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market sets October hours
The Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market will be open from noon to 3 p.m., Tuesdays though Oct. 27 at Grove Park. There will be a holiday market from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, after Thanksgiving with lots of handmade gifts plus late fall farm-fresh produce. SNAP benefits are now available at the RBFM.
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs seeks scholarship applications by Feb. 1
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the most qualified individual for the academic year 2016-17. This scholarship is available for junior, senior or graduate students currently enrolled in a Delaware college. College sophomores may make application for their junior year. Applicants must have a minimum of a B average and a major in agriculture education, horticulture, floriculture, environmental concerns, wildlife science, habitat of forest/systems ecology, land management and/or other related allied subjects. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. For more information, go to www.gardenclub.org or call 302-645-7677.
Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online
Most Lewes in Bloom volunteers, who now number more than 120 people, have experienced being stopped on the street and asked, “What is this plant?” or “How do you grow this?” 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 www.lewesinbloom.org 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.