Tiny white lights in memory of loved ones

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.

Money raised from donations goes to The Amherst Garden Club Charitable Fund, which makes grants to worthy community projects that are consistent with the garden club’s mission.

Memory Tree 2019

The tree will remain illuminated through the holiday season and into January.

Garden Club Awards Scholarships

Amber Paquette, Hannah Kershaw, and Hannah Pike

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.

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

2016 AGC Scholarship Application Now Available

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.

AGC Charitable Fund Supports Women’s Prison Gardens

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.”