Corrections to Fall Social Blog from yesterday!

Hi all-for anyone who opened the blog last night…the Fall Social is TONIGHT-Wednesday, September 21st…

in addition:

parking is at the Old North Bridge Parking lot on Monument Street. Walk up Great Meadows Road to the first house on the RIGHT. Holly Salemy’s address is: 68 Great Meadows Road. There are 10 parking spots next to her garage for those who cannot walk. Please do NOT park on the grass.

See you there at 6:30!

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Please Note: Parking for Wednesday, September 21st!!

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM join us for cocktails on the lawn at Holly Salemy’s, 68 Great Meadows Road. 
PARKING : Please park at the Old North Bridge Parking lot on Monument St and walk up the road to the first house on the left. For those who are unable to walk there are 10 spots to park next to the garage.

Please do not park on the grass. Thank you!


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Field trip to Blithewold Gardens -October 11th

We are excited to announce our first field trip!  Leann Griesinger will briefly review details at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, and will need to know how many people will be attending ASAP. Also, if you would like to order a boxed lunch Leann will bring the menu to our meeting along with a sign up sheet.

Docent-guided tour of Blithewold Gardens and Mansion in Bristol, RI. This was the Van Wickle Family Country home from  1894 – 1976. Bessie Van Wickle McKee’s, landscape architect John DeWolf’s, and Marjorie Lyon’s visions for the 33-acre estate come to life in the form of gardens, plantings, pathways, lawns, and stone structures, all largely still intact from their inception.

Scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th beginning at 11 AM.
Price: $28 per person including a catered box lunch.
(Admission will be $8 per person without lunch)

For more information please visit the website:


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Open Days Exploration-September 18th


Growing Food—Backyards, Farms and Rooftops: An Open Days Exploration for Gardeners of All Ages with Urban Farmer and Educator Annie Novak in the Gardens at Clock Barn Sunday, September 18, 2016  |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
453 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA

  Annie Novak

Join us for an adventure-filled day for gardeners of all ages in the extraordinary Gardens at Clock Barn, home of Maureen and Mike Ruettgers in Carlisle, MA. From a stylish design full of choice plants, to an inviting and inventive children’s garden with myriad hands-on activities, there are delights to discover for everyone.

That afternoon, Open Days and the Ruettgers will welcome special guest, innovative urban farmer and educator, Annie Novak. In addition to creating Growing Chefs, her field-to-fork education nonprofit, and managing the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, Annie Novak co-founded Eagle Street Rooftop Farm—the nation’s first commercial organic green roof farm—in Brooklyn, NY. In this informal Digging Deeper event, Annie will be available throughout the afternoon to answer questions and talk about her recent book, The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Vegetable Garden or Farm. With help from some Open Days friends, she will also be offering family activities celebrating our favorite fall pollinator—the monarch butterfly! 

Read more about the day here!

Admission is $7 per person, while children 12 and under are free. There will be no additional charge, but those who wish to participate in the programs with Annie Novak are asked to register in advance by calling the Open Days office at 845-424-6502 or emailing There will be limited registration at the door.

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Help Needed for Concord Food, Farm and Garden Fair!!!!

Help!  We need Fair volunteers on   Saturday Sept. 10:


Garden Tour Staff: 12:45-2:30 OR 2:30-4:15

Contact: Kim Wass


Thanks to members who have already signed up to help staff the Farmers Mkt. Table & Garden Tour!


The Concord Food Farm & Garden Fair – GC committee: Kim Wass, Joan Campbell, Dorrie Kehoe, Amy Noordzij, Kathy Venne

Thank you for your support! 

For Fair details: Concord Food Collaborative

Don’t miss GC Home Kitchen Garden Tours descriptions:

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Concord Food Farm and Garden Fair

Farm and Garden Fair picture


Fair details at Concord Food Collaborative

Sneak preview of Garden Club sponsored Home Kitchen Garden Tours


Heads up!! Volunteer Sign Up for Farmers Market & Home Kitchen Garden Tours shifts coming soon


(Garden Club Fair Committee: Kim Wass, Joan Campbell, Dorrie Kehoe, Amy Noordzij, Kathy Venne)

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June Garden Club Luncheon

Many, many thanks to Kathleen Kennedy for organizing a fabulous lunch at the Concord Country Club yesterday! Ellen Whitney collected flowers from members’ gardens and created absolutely stunning bouquets for each table.Mary Ann Ferrell,President, thanked everyone for all of their various roles in the Garden Club the past year.We also had guest speaker Cherrie Corey,  who spoke about the tract of land near Balls Hill Road that the town of Concord and the Concord Land Trust are hoping to obtain and how important it would be to make that purchase.

Happy summer to all!



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