Emma Andrews Library and Community Center invites you to the library for their annual fundraising plant sale! As you are contemplating your gardens and find an excess of plants or plants that need dividing, please donate them to us. Plants may be dropped off in the backyard of the Emma at 77 Purchase Street on Friday, June 1. And then, come join us on Saturday, June 2 to find wonderful offerings for your garden. All proceeds go to fund the general expenses to keep the library running.
Backyard Growers Presents: The first annual Gloucester Grow Fest! Join us at Burnham's field on Saturday, June 2nd to celebrate healthy eating, green living, and warm weather! There will be garden tours, art projects, yummy food, games, live music, community yoga, and more! This event is free and has something for people of all ages. See you there!
Maudslay State Park has one of the best stands of rhododendrons in New England, and well worth the trip! Come stroll the park with the park interpreter and learn to identify some of these beauties. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Be sure to pack a camera. For: Ages 6 & up
The Trustees and Notch Brewing are partnering to bring a series of family-friendly, outdoor ‘biergarten’ experiences to some of our parks, farms, and cultural sites this year.
Join your friends and neighbors at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a free day of outdoor enjoyment! This free mid-day event is the perfect low-key introduction to the Stevens-Coolidge gardens, including assorted lawn games, a variety of paths through the gardens to see what spring has sprung, and several tables set up for communal picnicking.
We had such a great reaction to last year's program "The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment" that we decided to offer another bee based program. This time, gardening guru Andi Ross will present her new program, "To Bee or Not to Bee." Landscaping to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects as well as birds and butterflies is not only trendy, its critical to our own survival. This lecture will explore what plants will attract beneficial wildlife to your gardens with slides of glorious gardens filled with wildlife.
The fourth annual Grow Spring! Expo, a celebration of local agriculture, horticulture, and environmental preservation, returns to Topsfield on March 18, 10 AM - 3 PM. Held at the Emerson Center, the Gould Barn, and The Commons, this year’s event is sponsored by the Topsfield Garden Club, the Topsfield Historical Society, The Commons, The Congregational Church of Topsfield and the Essex Agricultural Society.
Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a fun early-Spring gardening session for kid ages 6-9! Introduced with a reading of First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan Grigsby, this fun gardening workshop for kids will teach your child about planting and maintaining a pea plant. Your child will get to plant their own pea seeds, decorate their pea pot, learn how to care for their plant, and create a journal to monitor their plant’s growth just like the students in the story.
Explore and discover as we look for and learn all about Lady's Slippers - unique, delicate orchids, found among our rocky and woody Ravenswood landscape. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Meet at Ravenswood parking area.
Tuesday, June 19
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