Marla Spivak to speak at SAP Garden Club meeting

Distinguished University of Minnesota professor and researcher Marla Spivak will present “Update on Bees and What We Can Do to Help Their Population Increase” at 7:30 p.m.

A Tri-colored Bumblebee, Bombus ternarius. (Photo by Marcie O'Connor)

A Tri-colored Bumblebee, Bombus ternarius. (Photo by Marcie O’Connor)

Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the monthly St. Anthony Park Garden Club meeting.

The Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 2136 Carter Ave. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are preceded by a club business meeting at 6:30 p.m. and a social time at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

You don’t have to live in St. Anthony Park to join. Annual individual memberships are $17, a dual or family membership is $25, and a student membership is $5. Contact the club at sapgardenclub@comcast.net.

The Garden Club exists to enrich the community with programs, scholarships, library and post office plantings, plant sales and garden tours.

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    1. Grant Abbott

      This was an excellent meeting with around 100 people in attendance. We are fortunate to have such an international expert as Prof. Spivak on the Saint Paul Campus of the U of MN. She gave a very interesting and informative presentation. Kudos to Rep. Alice Hausman for making sure funds for new facilities for Prof. Spivak were included in the last legislation session’s bonding bill. As Prof. Spivak was speaking I began thinking about St. Anthony Park becoming a beekeeping neighborhood in which the honey is collected and made into St. Anthony Park Honey for sale to the public with the proceeds going to the St. Anthony Park Foundation. What do you think?

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