Have you noticed the GOT PLANTS?? posters around town and in our newsletter? The East Bridgewater Garden Club (EBGC) is gearing up for its annual Plant Sale on May 19, 2018.
The EBGC’s roots go all the way back to 1930 (pun very much intended). Former Club President Darlene Dupras told us the objective of EBGC is the “betterment of home grounds, civic plantings and the protection of trees, plants and birds, bees and butterflies.”
The event is a two-part process. Part 1: For the preparatory stages, the club members ask for donations of plants. If you are willing to donate, the EBGC will come by to dig up your flora and repot it for the Plant Sale. Part 2: Mark your calendar and come by on May 19th, where these gems of EB will be on sale!
The Sale proceeds will be used to maintain several public gardens in town including the island at the N. Central Street and Pleasant Street fork, the center of town historic horse trough, and several gardens at Sachem Rock.
Our Garden Club has kept up a seasonal flower displays in the horse trough since the 1960s!
But the Plant Sale fundraiser majorly benefits the Engstrom Memorial Scholarship, valued at $1000. For the past 15 years it has been going out annually to one East Bridgewater high school student continuing their education in an Agricultural or Environmental Study program. Last year, the beneficiary was Daniel Lovell who is majoring in Environmental Studies at Merrimack College.
This year’s recipient will be announced May 30th at East Bridgewater High School’s “Awards Evening”
It’s officially Spring now! So if you’ve got some beautiful buds breaking the earth’s surface and you feel like sharing them, let the EBGC know and they’ll schedule a digging time. Please call Kathy at 508-378-7824 or Carol at 508-697-2502.
See you at the Plant Sale this May 19th! Next day May 20th in case of rain/snow.
Images Courtesy of the East Bridgewater Garden Club.