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Check out these photos from our May 2021 meeting.

Hello, 

Thank you for your past interest in Groton Garden Club programs. Here is some information on an upcoming event.

This year, the Groton Garden Club has re-imagined our annual plant sale.

Instead of one sale location, the Club is hosting a town-wide driveway plant sale on May 15 and 16 from 10am – 3 pm.

The public is invited to Groton to visit one or more driveways and choose from a wide selection of locally grown perennials, specialty plants, and herbs.

Your purchase helps us to maintain Groton’s municipal gardens and continue our community service projects.

See the flyer for driveway addresses.  More information is available on our website: www.grotongardenclub.org 

Current state mask and distancing protocols will be in effect.  Cash or checks only please.

Thank you and hope to see you in the driveway.

The Groton Garden Club.

Welcome Spring

Community planters are updated thanks to Seaside Garden Club volunteers, Jessica Lamothe and Lisa Haskell and Janet Nee.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Community Cleanup

Saturday, May 1

Here’s some additional information from our March speaker, Michele Fronk Schuckel.

Learn More:

Michele Fronk Schuckel, MBA, BSN, Certified Master Gardener

Natural Selections Gardens

617-417-0784

Michele@NaturalSelectionsGardens.com

Instagram: NaturalSelectionsGardens

www.NaturalSelectionsGardens.com

Designing Native Gardens

series returns this spring. Ecological Landscape Alliance offers this free weekly webinar series starting March 31. Enjoy a lunchtime gardening series on Wednesdays at noon.

Wednesday Walks in the Garden Free Webinar Series Wednesdays Beginning on March 31st
ELA is pleased to announce a second season of free online garden presentations, as people across the country and around the world continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-driven restrictions. We invite you to join us for Wednesday Walks in the Garden being presented on Wednesdays at 12:00pm EST, beginning on March 31st. The series will include twelve webinars covering a wide range of gardening topics to offer plant tips, gardening guidance, humor, and inspiration. Presentations are free but registration is required. Find the complete list and register.

March 9 Webinar

Our March webinar meeting is one week from today, Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm.
Michele Schueke, Master Gardener of Natural Selections is the guest speaker. See Land’s Sake.org.

“Field to Fork: The Horticulture Of The Food We Eat” 
The science, horticulture and economics of where our food is grown and how it gets to our tables is fascinating! We’ll explore the origins of cultivated crops, what it means for products to be GMO (or not) or Certified Organic and the nutritional science behind the plants we consume every day. Learn the back-story on the agri-tourism industry and the latest developments in sustainable farming. Think about plants in a new way! 
TO JOIN THE ZOOM PRESENTATION:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82987728647?pwd=Q0xsMGVVRXNsdnVURDJ3aGlubDZBdz09
Meeting ID: 829 8772 8647
Passcode: Garden

PLEASE COPY ME SO THAT I CAN SEND OUT A REMINDER NEXT TUESDAY. Thank you.
Dotsieradzki@gmail.com

Michele’s biography:
Michele Schuckel is passionate about the art and science of horticulture and leading a balanced and healthy life both in and out of the garden. She is a Certified Master Gardener through the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration.
All of this education is put into practice through her work as the Owner of and principle designer for Natural Selections. Always looking to tread lightly on our beautiful New England land, she utilizes organic practices and weaves native plants into cut flower arrangements and creative tablescapes, as well as into landscapes and container designs. She has consulted for the Esplanade Association for Horticultural Strategy, designed for Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and created cut flower arrangements for numerous residential, commercial and religious events. Gardens she has designed are thriving in Vermont, Michigan and Massachusetts, including on the Cape and Islands.

Michele is a Certified Home Compost Instructor through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and takes a lead role in her own garden club. She serves on the Board of Directors for Land’s Sake, a non-profit farm and forestry organization committed to connecting people to the land and providing hunger relief through the availability of fresh vegetables. An experienced public speaker and dedicated teacher and practitioner of mindfulness and wellness, she and her husband and children keep chickens at home where every day is a wonderful adventure!

Another Zoom Webinar

Gardening Experts and Authors, Page Dickey & Margaret Roach


Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/4809

Invasive Plants

You’re invited to a FREE online presentation “Natural Control of Invasive Plants” co-sponsored by the Groton Garden Club, the Nashua River Watershed Association, and the Groton Invasive Species Committee.

When:  Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Live online presentation thru Zoom. Register online to attend.

What:  Learn how to identify and control invasive plants common in the home landscape.  This presentation will focus on natural organic methods and materials suitable for the homeowner or their land care provider. Topics such as the Achilles Heel Hypothesis that every plant has a weakness that can be exploited, timing, persistence, and follow-up maintenance will be discussed.

Our speaker will be Michael Nadeau. Michael’s 30+ years in the organic landscaping business has positioned him as one of the leading authorities in the field of sustainable organic and ethical land care strategies in the country. Learn more about Michael.

How to register:  Click here to register for this free presentation, or go to www.grotongardenclub.org.

This free public presentation is made possible by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund.

Photo banner (left to right): Asian bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus); Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate); Mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata); all images from WikiMedia Commons. 

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