Lexington Field & Garden Club
Education, Friendship, Service

Program 2016-2017

U   Unless listed otherwise, programs are on Wednesdays in The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. Programs are preceded by Coffee at 9:30 am and Business Meeting at 10 am. *


Sept 14: Climate Change and Its Impact. Quentin Prideaux will cover the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. His highly informative presentations are visually appealing and even funny!


Oct. 19 Your Community Farm: Adventures in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture. LexFarm President Allison Guerette and member Carolyn Goldstein will collaborate with Farm Manager Tim Hines on an engaging presentation about Lexington Community Farm. They will explore the history of farming on the site, review the mission of the Lexington Community Farm, and describe why its board and staff have chosen to adopt "organic" or sustainable growing practices. 7pm Keilty Hall, St. Brigid's Church, lower level.


Nov. 9: Winter Holiday Floral Design. Two nationally accredited master flower show judges, Linda Ladd and Elaine Di Giovanni, will teach us how to make six beauteous floral arrangements. Linda is the owner of Petals and Posies, and Elaine is co-owner of the floral design firm The Cutting Garden.  Their award-winning work is well known throughout New England.  They will raffle off their six arrangements


Jan 11: Inviting Front Yard Gardens. For many people, the front yard garden starts and ends with covering up the foundation.  Landscape designer, consultant, and teacher Laura D. Eisener will discuss how to create an inviting focal point with just a few changes in the front yard.  She will examine what can be salvaged from out-of-date overgrown shrub beds, what to salvage, and what can be done with that blank slate.


Feb. 8: The Power of Flowers Project. Presented by Joyce Bellefeuille is one small effort to reuse something beautiful and bring joy to others. Since its beginning in 2009, with a few volunteers arranging flowers in floral designer Joyce Bellefeuille's basement workshop, the Power of Flowers Project has grown to include over 100 volunteers donating thousands of hours each year and scores of recipient facilities serving the ill, the elderly, veterans, and others in need of a lift.


Mar. 8: Composting in Lexington. The Lexington Composting Facility at Hartwell Avenue diverts tens of thousands of cubic yards of yard waste from the waste stream and produces quality-finished compost products each year. This saves the town thousands of dollars in avoided costs and generates revenues from permit fees and compost sales each year.  Robert Beaudoin, Superintendent of Environmental Services, will give an historical overview of the resource management and development activities, some planned and some to be constructed at Hartwell Avenue.


Apr. 12: Images and Insights from a Vegetable Garden: an Ecological Garden Presentation. The ecological lessons and connections to the natural world that a garden provides benefit our well being and overall health. Nature photographer and ecologist, Brooks Mathewson will explore the way in which gardens improve our understanding of the critical ecological issues that are especially pertinent in today’s world.


Apr. 24 Beyond Blooms:  Creative Design with Color, Structure, and Seasonal Senescence. Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, will  describe woody and herbaceous plants with good garden foliage color, architectural structure, multi-season interest and stunning shape and texture characteristics that can be used in a diversity of ways to compliment flowers, provide structure and offer seasonal succession in the mixed border.  7 pm Keilty Hall, St. Brigid's Church


Wed. May  10  The Emerald Necklace; Restoring the Vision and Preserving the Olmstead Legacy. Jeanine Knox, Director of External Relations for the Emerald Conservancy, will lead us on a tour of the Emerald Necklace, the unique landscapes of each park, as well Olmstead's vision and the effort it to create them




*Garden Club meetings are canceled if the Lexington schools are canceled due to snow or other inclement weather.

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