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Ashland Garden Club’s Free Educational Events at the Library

Now that public meetings are possible, the Ashland Garden Club is once again offering in-person educational opportunities free to the public.  Sustainability is the theme of year’s free offerings.  Not all efforts to help our natural environment involve technology.  Gardeners can play an important role in helping to maintain the bio-diversity necessary for a healthy environment.
For gardeners, helping to sustain our natural environment means helping maintain native pollinators by planting native plants.  Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. Without them, the insects that co-evolved with them and local birds that feed on these insects cannot survive. 
On Saturday, April 8th 10:00-11:30 the Garden Club will host an in-person presentation, Re-Wilding: Native Plant Gardening for the Planet and ALL Her Inhabitants, given by Trevor Smith.  Trevor Smith is the Manager of Design and Education at Weston Nursery.  Trevor brings his 20 years of field experience as an entrepreneur and regenerative landscape designer to the Weston Nurseries team of professional horticulturalists, plant professionals and landscape artists. Register to attend Re-Wilding:  Native Plant Gardening for the Planet and ALL Her Inhabitants on the Ashland Library page at
Join us Wednesday, May 10th, 6:00-7:00, to learn more about Gardening Around Our Town.  Through a PowerPoint presentation, Gretchen Bravacos will share the Ashland Garden Club’s mission in action around Town, Cheri Rigby will share the history of the Ashland Community Gardens as well as show examples of the gardens, and Chris Gatti will describe the training necessary to become a Master Gardner and share information about other educational opportunities also available. 
Future Ashland Garden Club events also include the Ashland Garden Club’s annual plant sale on the Saturday after Mother’s Day, May 20th 9:00-12:00 at Montenegro Square (across from the Library).  This is your opportunities to purchase healthy perennial plants offered from Garden Club member’s own gardens.