|March 18, 2013|
As a follow on to Peter Coppola’s lecture on March 9th, he’s provided these handouts for anyone looking for additional information on Organic Pest Control.
|February 15, 2013|
Friday, February 15th
10 Lincoln Street, Maynard – Laura Howick’s Home
Shake off the February blues with a relaxing evening of socializing with fellow gardeners.
MCG will supply the wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and guests are asked to bring a small to mid-sized plate or bowl of appetizers or fruit.
Laura will have on hand a list of “What NOT to Plant in Your Garden (or, at least, What Not to BUY for Your Garden)” which guests are welcome to discuss, debate, and add to if they wish to, or not.
|January 8, 2013 10:00 pm||to||June 30, 2013 10:00 pm|
This is the 2012-2013 calendar of events put together by our Events Coordinators. Please note that there have been some changes since the original posting of this calendar. Below, please find a PDF link of the file for you to print out, or click on the image above to see it larger.
|May 3, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
|May 5, 2012|
|October 15, 2011|
Saturday, October 15
If you’re a member looking for more information, check your e-mail and/or the last newsletter.
|April 30, 2011|
The ultimate event in hands-on gardening education! Don’t miss it!
Saturday, April 30th, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Casual picnic lunch to follow.
We’re having a “Cultivating Our Gardeners”
event at Maplebrook Park. Many people join our club because they want to learn about gardening. Well, we’re going to be doing some teaching. We’ll teach: plant identification, digging, dividing and potting local perennials, all while beautifying one of our largest public gardens and socializing with other gardeners. The event will be held at Maplebrook Park, and the results of our lessons will benefit the 2011 plant sale. Come with some your small gardening tools and long-handled shovels. A sharp knife would also be helpful.
Bring a sandwich and folding chair or blanket and join us for our post-dig, casual picnic lunch in the park. Hospitality will provide beverages and dessert.
Rain date will be May 1st, same time.
|March 27, 2011|
There will be a planning meeting for the plant sale held this Sunday, March 27. Meet at La Matina at 11:30 for some coffee and chat. Afterward we can head over to the pruning demo.
You’ve got ideas and we need them! If you’d like to be involved in MCG’s only fundraising event, and all that it entails—the planning, collecting, organizing, watering, digging and other fun stuff only gardeners can truly appreciate, please come by. We need all hands on deck! If you aren’t able to come to the meeting but would like to help please email or call me and I’ll keep you updated on what is going on.
|October 27, 2010|
Want to join your friends in growing your own vegetables? Fall is the perfect time to plan a vegetable garden. Learn how to establish and maintain an organic vegetable garden from someone with over thirty years of experience.
Ms. Twichell, Owner of Growing Gardens Together, will include things to do this fall for next year’s bounty. You can take the time to make a raised bed, put up a fence and compost all those leaves. In the spring you will be ready to “get growing.” Ms. Twichell’s lecture will be held at the Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Room 101. Park behind the building. Guests are welcome!
Several local garden centers give discounts to members of MCG:
- 10% at Stonefield Farm in South Acton (the biggest mums and asters at the best prices)
- 10% at Bird House Garden Center on Route 111 in Acton
- 10% at Kennedy’s, Route 27, Acton (although they may ask for a membership card, which we don’t have)
- Stow Gardens may give a 10% discount as well (ask at checkout)
- The club also has a membership to Tower Hill Botanic Garden which can be used for a 10% discount for purchases at various places, including Russell’s and Tower Hill. You can borrow the Tower Hill pass from Ruth Regan.
- Members of Mass Hort and the New England Wildflower Society also get discounts at many places
- If you’re a senior citizen, Russell’s, Mahoney’s, and Lexington Gardens offer a 10% discount on certain days (ask at check out)
Feel free to add comments below regarding your experiences with these nurseries, farms, and garden centers. Who has the best prices? Who has the best selection? Share with your fellow gardeners!