On December 7, Memory Tree 2019 was lit in an annual tradition that offers a way for the community to remember loved ones. The tree is decorated with tiny white lights in memory of those who are no longer with us.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation to have a loved one remembered on the tree, and to Barbara Dalrymple for expertly managing this annual event.
Each year the Amherst Garden Club awards one or more scholarships to encourage promising students to study horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape design, or environmental science as it relates to horticulture.
Congratulations to this year’s deserving recipients: Amber Paquette, who will continue her studies at SUNY Cobleskill, Hannah Kershaw (Souhegan High School graduate), who will attend the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, and Hannah Pike (Souhegan High School graduate), who will head to Keene State College.
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 has been lending a hand at Opportunity Networks, providing some guidance with planting and tending their raised vegetable gardens. Together we planted lettuce, tomatoes, celery, basil, and more. Harvested crops will be used for cooking in the Opportunity Networks kitchen. The photos below were taken by the Opportunity Networks News Crew.
Thank you to everyone who braved the chill and attended last evening’s tree lighting ceremony. Below are photos of Barbara Dalrymple and Doffie Farrar at the mic announcing The Memory Tree. A huge thank you to Barbara and her team for a job well done! (Photos courtesy of Becky Stoughton)
Applications for up to $4000 in scholarship aid are available now for Amherst or Mont Vernon NH residents. This competitive scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors or high school graduates of any age studying environmentally-conscious careers such as horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape design, or environmental science as it relates to horticulture. Download the application form and obtain more information on the AGC website here.
Learn more about AGC’s support, through its Charitable Fund, to the vegetable gardening endeavors at the Women’s Prison in Goffstown, NH here. The AGC has provided the funds to educate and the resources to teach women in very different circumstances than their own to garden and to have pride in what they accomplish, a great example of how the AGC acts on its mission to “provide education and resources…to promote the love of gardening.”
Good news for Amherst and Mont Vernon high school seniors or high school graduates studying horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape design, or environmental science. The Amherst Garden Club has just released the application form for its 2015 scholarships. For more information visit the “Giving” page on our website.