Izzy McKay, president of Half Moon Gardens in Thorndike, will give a talk at the Belfast Garden Club meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St. in Belfast.

McKay will discuss trends in gardening, permaculture, and sustainable landscaping. After McKay’s presentation, the hospitality committee will provide snacks and finger foods. A business meeting will begin at 2 p.m., followed by club member Carol Yee’s workshop on sharpening garden shears.

Half Moon Gardens of Thorndike is known for luscious wintertime greens grown on site in greenhouses, a full array of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as landscaping services, classes and special events. McKay’s goal is to start a discussion that will inspire gardeners to get more involved in their own gardens, and to dig more often in the dirt.

Since 1929, the Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening. It offers monthly public meetings in fall, winter and spring.

The club is responsible for maintaining more than 12 public city gardens. In 2010, a grant from the Golden Rule Foundation was used to improve the garden around the chapel at Grove Cemetery. The club hosts summer Open Garden Days and supports education through donations to Belfast Free Library, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, and an annual Education Scholarship.

Each meeting is open to the public; new members and volunteers are welcome. For more information, visit belfastgardenclub.org, email belfastgardenclub@gmail.com or call Allison Beards at 338-1363.