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Joy of Organic Herbs
Rita Wolmering is the founder, manager, and grower of the Herb FARMacy
in Salisbury, MA. Come learn everything about the wonderful
world of herbs – organic growing conditions (sunlight, soil, fertilizer,
harvesting techniques and preserving your herbal bounty (vinegars, oils,
cleaning products and so much more).
Hope to see you there!
Monday, April 21, 2014 Marathon Monday
A special ‘shout out’ is extended to all those
running in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014! To support runners from Lexington and the
surrounding communities, Lexington Field and Garden Club has generously
contributed to “Marathon Daffodils” fund to plant thousands of daffodils along
the 26.5 mile Boston Marathon route.
This is a collaboration among gardeners, nonprofit organizations,
cities, and businesses to preserve the spirit of the Boston Marathon and Boston
Strong, while also reminding us of the arrival of Spring and rebirth. The goal
is to raise $26,500 to cover the route from Hopkinton to Boston. Additional donations can be sent to The
Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Althea Phillips Award, Tuesday, April
Each year the Lexington Field and Garden Club
presents a scholarship award to a deserving senior presently enrolled in
Minuteman Career and Technical High School’s Landscape Management program. This
year the Ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The public is
invited to attend this open ceremony at Minuteman Career and Technical HS, 758
Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 25, 2014
Lexington celebrates its 25th
Anniversary since being designated a Tree City USA through The Arbor Day
Foundation’s national program to promote community forestry management. The public is invited to an open outdoor
ceremony at 10 AM on Friday, April 25, 2014 on the grounds of the Buckman
Tavern where a tree will be planted in
memory of recently deceased members of the Lexington Field and Garden
Club. Lexington Field and Garden Club
organizes this ceremony each year, and over the past years has donated more
than $4,000 to plant selected and approved trees for the beautification of
Lexington. This effort is coordinated with Christopher Filadoro, Tree Warden
and David Pinsolleault, Operations Manager of Lexington’s Department of Public
Works. Speakers will include a
representative from the Garden Club Foundation of Massachusetts, Selectmen, and
a representative from the Public Works Department. Please join in celebration of Arbor Day and
this special anniversary.
Arbor Day Celebration continues in Lexington Public
Week of April 28 through May 2, 2014
Lexington Field and Garden
Club will donate over 500 White Spruce “Picea glauca” seedlings to provide
every first grader in Lexington Public Schools (LPS) with a seedling. These seedlings will be a key to the science
lessons in each first grade during the week of April 28 to May 2. Lexington Field and Garden Club’s Mary Beth
Whiteside, Margaret Bradley, and Ann Webster with their teams have coordinated
this program with Karen McCarthy, the Science Coordinator for Elementary school
programs, LPS. These trees can enhance
the science curriculum on organisms.This is an educational outreach of Arbor
Day, and Lexington’s celebration of its 25th Anniversary as a Tree
City USA through The Arbor Day Foundation.
We were honored and pleased to receive the first place award in the civic organizations category at Lexington's Patriot's Day Parade on April 14, 2013. Many thanks to our partners, Season's Four and Mal's Autobody!