March Updates & Events
Concord Garden Club
It's coming to your garden soon - promise!
Time to get ready! And here's how.....
Attend next week's
MARCH MEETING - Thursday, March 9th
The Heirloom Gardener:
Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World
John Forti, Executive Director of Bedrock Gardens (site of our June garden tour) will speak about his 2021 book, The Heirloom Gardener.
"Part essay collection, part gardening guide, The Heirloom Gardener encourages readers to embrace heirloom seeds and traditions, serving as a well-needed reminder to slow down and reconnect with nature." -- Modern Farmer
Please come, and bring a friend! Better yet, make a day of it and meet them beforehand for lunch at Gibson's Cafe, which opens at 11:30.
12:30 – 2:30 PM
Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 South Main St, Concord.
Thursday, March 9th/Snow date Saturday, March 11
Book copies will be available for signing and purchase.
If you haven't yet, please RSVP and put this meeting in your calendar.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Program Chair: Ruth Perencevich
And our fun and informative
april & may Meetings
While you're on the website, check out the fantastic April 13th and May 3rd meetings we have planned, and RSVP for those too! (Please note, these are both Members Only events).
April's speaker is Master Gardener Hannah MacBride, who will give a talk on planting your garden to attract pollinators, and gardening in an environmentally responsible way.
There is no charge for this program, but please RSVP as space is limited.
At May's annual meeting and luncheon we'll enjoy a presentation by Trim Hahn, who will show us how to create an English flower arrangement using easily available flowers.
You can RSVP for this meeting on the website now (and also pay for your luncheon while there).
Are payable soon -- so watch for an invitation to the Annual Meeting, which will not only instruct you in how to pay for the luncheon on the website (should you need help) it will also tell you how annual dues can be paid.
For help with all things website, contact Johane Telgener (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Gena Cohen Moses (email@example.com).
We are excited to welcome some new members who have joined the Club in recent weeks --
Please keep an eye out for Elizabeth Lahey and Jessica Barnett at our upcoming meetings, when you can introduce yourself and welcome them in person. Prospective new members (those who have expressed an interest but have not yet joined) are Genevieve Mooney, Jennifer Brossert and Marie Martell. We hope to be welcoming them soon too!
My Turn Millie!
On February 26th, The Concord Monitor's My Turn segment featured a piece written by our very own Millie LaFontaine. The piece, titled "Where are all the Birds?" expressed her concerns about local climate and habitat change, and how they are affecting our native species populations.
If you didn't see the article, take a moment now to read it here. Way to go, Millie!
We are (almost) 100 years old! An "idea lunch" to brainstorm the Concord Garden Club's Centennial Celebration year was held at Lauren Savage's home last month. Lots of ideas were discussed, but no decisions made. If you were unable to attend the lunch, please contact Lauren to add your own ideas to the mix. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board Minutes button in the Member Only Area of the Concord Garden Club website has been updated and now has links to minutes of all 2022 Board meetings. Going forward, members will be able to find all Board meeting minutes here as they are approved. Please get in touch with Johane or Gena if you are still having trouble accessing the Member Area of the website.