Smarter Gardening: Seeds of Solidarity At North Quabbin Garden Club

The North Quabbin Garden Club will host a program on smarter gardening on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St.

Get ready for spring with methods that promote healthy soil life and low-maintenance vegetable and flower gardens. Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center staff will share techniques for using cardboard and mulches to enhance soil fertility for starting or enhancing your vegetable, flower or herb gardens. Some tips for raised beds and season extension based on Seeds of Solidarity’s “Grow Food Everywhere” garden program for the community will also be covered. Beginner and experienced gardeners alike will leave with “simply great” ideas to share and inspire.

An affiliate of the Millers River Environmental Center in Athol, the North Quabbin Garden Club formed in 2006 to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening. With efforts to promote better horticultural practices and foster civic beauty, emphasis is placed on use of native plants, organic gardening, and the conservation of natural resources.

Monthly meetings are usually held on the third Thursday evening of each month featuring informative speakers or workshop sessions. Members are currently working on a wildlife habitat garden at the Millers River Environmental Center and planning their annual spring sale of perennial plants and specialty items. Guests and new members are always welcome, so join us this month and learn something new about gardening. Meetings are free to members and guests are asked for a donation.

For more information on Seeds of Solidarity: seedsofsolidarity.org

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