AGC Celebrates the 4th of July!

The Amherst Garden Club made a strong showing in today’s July 4th parade with more than a dozen club members walking, each with his or her own tie-dyed T-shirt, courtesy of our amazing Fourth of July Committee.  Once again our float won “Chairman’s Choice” for the theme “Amherst Celebrates 50 Years… of Parades.”

 

Congratulations to organizers Joan Poltack, Dawn Burke, and Diane Merrithew, and to everyone who came out to walk. Thank you for representing our club so well! (Photo credits: Joan and Dave Poltack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Hall Gets New Plants

As visitors came and went from Town Hall this morning, they had to step around garden club members who were feverishly planting 20 winter-hardy boxwood shrubs, weeding, edging, and spreading three yards of bark mulch. Helping hands included John Bement, Elise Lutz, Maureen and Jim Minner, Joan O’Brien, Mary Salmon, and Sandy Walker.

The club thanks John Cochran of Amherst Garden Center for procuring and delivering the shrubs to Town Hall, and Val LaPlante of Amherst Earth Products for the quick turnaround mulch delivery. What service!

Before…

After!

The historic horse trough and front step containers were planted earlier by the Town Hall garden team (Mary Salmon, Sandy Walker, and Barbara Williams) with a winning combination of green, purple, and white.

 

Girl Scouts Help Clean Up Brick School Garden

For the second year in a row, the Brick School garden team had help from an enthusiastic troop of Girls Scouts for their annual spring cleanup. There were kid-size garden gloves this year, and the girls enjoyed seeing that the painted rocks they placed last year were still there. Thank you to organizer Tracey Carroll, the other parents who came to help, the Brick School garden team (plus “Brick” Roger Hooper), and, of course, the Girls Scouts!

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

AGC Celebrates the 4th of July

Once again the Amherst Garden Club participated in the 4th of July parade, winning “Chairman’s Choice” for their theme:We the People… of the Amherst Garden Club!

Congratulations to organizers Joan Poltack, Dawn Burke, and Diane Merrithew, and to everyone who came out to walk. Thank you for representing our club so well and for promoting the many ways that we — the people of the Amherst Garden Club — contribute to this community. You made us proud. (Photo credits: Joan Poltack and Becky Stoughton)

 

 

 

Garden Club Helps Fund “Free Seed Program”

The Amherst Garden Club has granted funds to the UNH Extension Service Master Gardeners to help finance their “Free Seed Program.” Through this program, vegetable, herb, and flower seeds donated by seed companies making room for new inventory are distributed to school and youth organization gardens across New Hampshire.

The Amherst Garden Club is pleased to help fund this worthy project, which will promote the love of gardening throughout the Granite State.

The Amherst Garden Club presents a check to Gary Sheehan, Organizer for the UNH Extension Service Free Seed Program

Daisy Troop Helps Clean Up Brick School Garden

On May 1, the Brick School garden team had help from seven enthusiastic kindergartners for their annual spring cleanup. This troop of “Daisies” is  earning “petals” for each piece of the Girl Scout Law that they learn and demonstrate. By helping weed, pick up litter, and spread mulch, they earned their “Rosie the rose” petal for “Making the World a Better Place.” Thank you to organizer Tracey Carroll, the other parents who came to help, the Brick School garden team, and, of course, the Daisies!

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.