North Quabbin Garden Club


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North Quabbin Garden Club
an affiliate of the Millers River Environmental Center

OUR PURPOSE: To encourage interest in all phases of home gardening, to promote better horticultural practices, and to foster civic beauty, with an emphasis on native plants, organic gardening, and the conservation of natural resources

The North Quabbin Garden Club…

  • Holds meetings featuring informative speakers or workshop sessions
  • Offers member discounts at local nurseries
  • Works on a wildlife habitat garden at the Millers River Environmental Center
  • Supports other civic gardens or town beautification projects in member towns
  • Supports local conservation efforts and fosters understanding of native plants and wildlife
  • Explores other garden interests via field trips and committees
  • Holds a spring sale of perennial plants and specialty items
  • Gives members information, hands-on experiences, satisfaction and fun

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North Quabbin Garden Club

Application for Membership



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Send application and check for $20 (individual) or $35 (household) to

North Quabbin Garden Club,
c/o Millers River Environmental Center,
100 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

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North Quabbin Garden Club Program 2016-2017

September 15, 2016 Thursday 7 pm Low Maintenance Design with Native Plants
Owen Wormser, who has a degree in landscape architecture from UMASS, offers key techniques for creating enjoyable, low maintenance garden spaces with native plants.

October 20, 2016, Thursday 7 pm Tree Identification 101
Joint Meeting of the Athol Bird and Nature Club.
C.J. Lammers, a certified arborist, presents a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of woody plant identification.

November 17, 2016 Thursday, 7 pm Fall Harvest Centerpiece
Participants will design a fresh Thanksgiving centerpiece. Bring scissors of garden clippers. Fee for members $10; fee for non-members $20.

December 15, 2016 Annual Holiday Potluck and Workshop. Thursday and starts at 6 pm
Materials for making a kissing ball will be provided by the club. Cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Participants must decide in advance whether they want an interior or exterior hanger.

March 16, 2017, Thursday 7 pm Pruning tools and techniques
Dan Ziomek, employed at Hadley Garden Center for 29 years, will discuss the proper tools to purchase and the best ways to use them. Also, he will discuss pruning problems that people run into.

April 20, 2017 Turning nature into art: creating with pressed flowers
Participants will be introduced to ways to turn flowers, leaves and other plant material into beautiful art. Techniques for flower pressing, including microwave pressing will be shared. Microwave presses, Ellie’s original art, cards, and other items will be available for purchase. Ellie Roden’s award-winning art has exhibited at shows and galleries throughout New England.

May 20, 2017, 8 am – 1 pm.11th Annual Plant Sale
Donations, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees, house plants, from our members welcomed. Sign up to help before or during the event and look for delightful plants from members’ gardens.

May 25, 2017 6 pm Thursday Stepping Stone Workshop and Annual Pizza Party
Club member, Patty Hawkins, will show us how to make stepping stones for the garden. All materials will be supplied but bring shells, marbles, stones, etc for decoration. Cost to be determined in Spring. Pizza and drinks provided by the club.

June Field Trip. Visit the gardens of member Theresa Superchi. Pot luck lunch. For members only. Date to be announced in Spring.