PEPPERELL – Garden Club members would like to thank everyone who attended the annual plant sale at the Albert Harris/Pepperell Senior Center last weekend.
The plant lovers were very patient in the long line as they waited for the 8 a.m. start of the sale so that the members could finish setting up.
Their excitement at seeing the lovely choices of flowers and plants made it all worth the while. Everyone wore a mask and did their best to stay 6 feet apart.
Organizers would like to send a special thanks to a group of awesome high school students from North Middlesex Regional High School and Nashoba Valley Technical High School who came after school to help set up during the week and on the day of the plant sale. They were very helpful and wore their masks all day. At least 25 club members plus family members participated in the extensive preparation.
The Garden Club would like to extend their gratitude the community who answered the calls to donate plants, tables, and other needed items. With their help we added to the variety of plants, unusual annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs.
The plant lovers were able to select organic vegetables that were donated by the certified organic UpSwing Farm which is located at 65 Brookline St., Pepperell.
Proceeds from the plant sale, the only club fundraiser, directly benefits several Pepperell beautification projects such as the rotary gardens at Routes 111/113, the many planters around town, lectures that are open to the public, student scholarships, and the new garden at town hall. Several members are volunteering their time to maintain the flowers at the VFW Memorial.
There were so many plants left over that organizers have scheduled a second plant sale, scheduled for Saturday at the Albert Harris Center from 8-11 a.m.
The Garden Club membership is open to residents and guests from all communities. We meet the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at the Albert Harris/Pepperell Senior center. During the summer, tours of gardens both local and far are planned.
Attend a meeting and bring a friend. There is always something to learn. Share the excitement and the beauty of gardening. See you at the next meeting on September 8, 2021. It will be a plant swap. Check out Pepperell Garden Club on Face Book or pepperellgardenclub.org