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From: Susan Andersen <sbandersen6@gmail.com>
Date: June 7, 2019 at 6:29:56 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Volunteer for this Year’s South End Garden Tour on Saturday, June 15th for a FREE TICKET!!!

Please share with your members if you think they’d be interested in volunteering in exchange for a free tour ticket.
Happy gardening!
Sue Anderssen
GCFM Northeastern District Director
The South End Garden Tour is on for Saturday, June 15th.
Sign up today to volunteer in exchange for a free tour ticket.


As you may already know, the South End Garden Tour is an excellent opportunity to get a peek into the private gardens of the South End without risking trespassing charges. This year’s tour is a robust mix of private backyard gardens, small pocket parks, some interesting green spaces, and community gardens.
This year we are thrilled to have two roof deck gardens on the Tour!  
It takes volunteer power on the day of the tour and we have an offer we hope you cannot refuse.


The tour remains a community-based event made possible by the generosity of garden owners, business owners, and countless volunteers. Proceeds from the Tour benefit community gardens and garden programming in Boston, including the original SELROSLT gardens.


As a gardener in the South End for many years (both Rutland’s Haven and Rutland & Washington), a board member of the original South End/Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust and a garden tour volunteer for many years I am excited to be part of this event.
This year the Tour area includes  Concord Square, Pilot Block, Claremont Park, and Chester Square corners of the neighborhood.
Volunteer for one two hour shift on the day of the Tour (Saturday, June 15th) and receive a free garden tour ticket. Three shifts are available 10 AM-noon, noon – 2 PM, and 2 PM – 4 PM. We ask that you check in at our booth at the South End Library (685 Tremont St) 1/2 before the start of your shift. That will give us time to get you set up and to your site.
Click here to sign up for the South End Garden Tour using the Google form!

Early meeting start, 6:30pm, so that we can enjoy a pot luck dinner before the program. Let President Elaine know what you are bringing, dancerecp1@yahoo.com.

Neal Sanders

Mystery author, Neal Sanders will present his program, Gardening Is Murder, a ‘husband’s point of view’ of gardening.  It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse.  Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked.   Some of what you’ll learn:

  • Why it is impossible to do just one thing in the garden;
  • Why so much gardening information on the internet is awful;
  • Why you should never compute the value of your labor in gardening;
  • Evidence that the wildlife in your garden have never seen a Disney film;
  •  Why it requires digging three holes to plant something;
  • And much more…

Neal will have books to sign and sell.

If you haven’t signed up for next year, bring a check for $30.

Dear Presidents and Secretaries,

Please share the following with your members –

DougNext Wednesday, June 5, is the GCFM Annual Meeting featuring Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware and author or the award winning book, “Bringing Nature Home.”
In a addition, there will be a Judges Council Flower Show – What in the World! – described as a David and Goliath show featuring a standard and petite entry in each class.
Last minute registration is open through tomorrow. Register now and enjoy what promises to be a wonderful program!!!
Hope to see many of you there.
Warm regards,
Sue Andersen
GCFM Northeastern District Director

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