One of the largest in the state and possibly New England. Local plants (3000) are dug and potted ready on May 13th, 8:30AM-1:00PM
2nd Annual Drive at Wilkins School May 15th, 2PM-7pm. Inspired by Amherst student, Carter Mock as how blood transfusions were critical to his cancer treatment.
The Woman’s Association of the Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, holds its Springl Rummage Sale April 28, 29
May 20th means it’s time for Mont Vernon's Spring Gala and the 15th Annual Spring Gala 5K Road Race and Fun Run.
S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T
Join Friends of the Amherst Library and Amherst Garden Club Monday, May 1st at this annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers.
The Amherst Garden Club on May 4th, presents Norma Weinberg showing us how to become a Sustainable Gardener, and Marie Nickerson describes her role as Steward of Celia Theater's garden on Appledore Island.
Amherst Garden Club May 4th Meetings: Sustainable Gardens and "Summer With Celia"
MAY 4TH MORNING MEETING
AMHERST – On Thursday, May 4 The Amherst Garden Club welcomes Norma Weinberg to give a presentation on “Herb Gardening Through a Sustainable Lens”. Norma is a herbal educator, writer, speaker, Master Gardener, and ‘what grows where’ world traveler.
Sustainability means to conserve resources. Norma will show us how to become a Sustainable Gardener using nature’s renewable resources with as little supplement and little impact as possible. A copy of one of Norma’s books will be a door prize.
Norma is the author of several herbal books. She has a “hands-on” background which includes an apprenticeship at Herb Pharm, a grower of organic herbs and producer of herbal remedies in Williams, Oregon; and as a graduate student intern in public health at the FDA. She is the originator of a cable television series, “herbsdottir” and is the founder of the Healing, Herbal Medicine and Cancer Conference.
Norma is former Chair of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America and a regular contributor to Pennyroyal Papers. Her column, The Herb Traveler, takes readers around the globe for insights into the ethnobotanical uses of a country’s varied gardens and how plants are used for food, clothing, shelter and medicine.
The meeting will take place at 9:15AM at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst. Following the business meeting and refreshments, the program will begin at 10:30. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.
MAY 4TH EVENING MEETING
AMHERST – On Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Amherst Garden Club welcomes you to join us for a presentation by Marie Nickerson, who is a Master Gardener and Marine Docent who will share what she describes as “the opportunity of a lifetime,” describing her role as Steward of Celia Thaxter’s Garden on Appledore Island, on the Isles of Shoals.
Guided by original source material in Celia Thaxter’s book, An Island Garden, which was published in 1894, The Shoals Marine Laboratory recreated her garden in the same rocky spot overlooking the ocean.
Marie will talk about the challenge of nurturing and adding to the collection of heirloom plants and flowers while preserving the history of the garden and the island.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.