‘Garden’ art, wine at the Co-op

Mar 21, 2014
Photo by: Amy Campbell Amy Campbell, photographer and apian advocate, captures a bumblebee working on a helenium blossom.

Belfast — "Bees and Flowers: A Garden Partnership," an exhibition of photography by Amy Campbell, will open Friday, March 28, with a 7 to 9 p.m. reception and monthly free wine tasting with cheese and crackers in the café of the Belfast Co-op, 123 High St.

Featured wines will be 10 percent off (wine tasting participants must be age 21 or older). Jack Scully of Easterly Wines and Jaap Helder from the co-op’s wine department will be available to answer questions; and Campbell will be on hand to talk about her work, which will remain on view through late April.

Campbell, a committed advocate for native bees and other flower foraging insects, is a Master Gardener and photographer who keeps honeybees in Rockport. Her photographic exhibit captures intimate views of native pollinators, primarily native bees, busy at work on flowers in bloom.

On Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, she will give a free illustrated presentation that will include simple ways to identify some of our native pollinators, why they are important and ways to help them survive and thrive. This event, co-sponsored by the library and the co-op, will launch Belfast Co-op's annual organic, native perennial sale with Rebel Hill Farm in Clifton. Catalogs will first become available at this event.

All are welcome at the community-owned Belfast Co-op, open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 123 High St. For more information, call 338-2532 or visit belfast.coop.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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