Join our Zoom meeting – including a short business meeting, a craft activity, and a discussion of the following films on soil health.
Netflix link “Kiss the Ground”, produced by Josh Tickell. It was a Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Official Selection and almost 7 million people have viewed the trailer already. The goal is to reach 10 million viewers, so pass the word about the trailer! This link gets you to full video if you have Netflix or Vimeo click here.
A film called “Living Soil” has 1.5M views and a similar message. (This message has been around since the Dust Bowl!) Watch it here.
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A Zoom Meeting to discuss the Douglas Tallamy lecture, The Urban Landscape: Making a Difference in Your Community. Click here to view the lecture at your leisure, then join the Zoom meeting to share your opinions. Our previously scheduled speaker, Marie Patrice Masse, will be rescheduled due to pandemic restrictions.
Donna R. obviously has green thumbs. And she’s a talented photographer too!
Organic Beefsteaks — “We had a nice year of tomatoes. “
Garlic — “We planted in the fall and harvested them in July. Twenty five huge organic bulbs that made us very excited.”
“Our first attempt at onions brought us a small happy harvest.”
Organic Squash — “We thought we would attempt these this year. We have had quite a harvest.”
“When I came to the first meeting you had the speaker from Fuller Gardens. After his talk I decided to try and grow a rose bush. Here is one of the first 7 roses that it keeps producing. I’m very excited about being able to nurture this rose.”
“Some of the sunflowers growing in our gardens.”
“I enjoy putting together the window boxes.”
“The mom built a nest on the hose so we had to water from another source until the birds left the nest. We had two other nests in our shrubs and you couldn’t go near them or the mother would aim and dive for your head!!”
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And from Linda V, “My helianthus and Joe Pye weed are still going strong.”
Butterfly Place Field Trip
Five members enjoyed a wonderful field trip to the Butterfly Place in Westford, MA on August 9. Linda V took pictures so we can all enjoy the beauty. Can you identify any of these butterflies?
If you can’t identify this next butterfly, you haven’t been attending our meetings!
Susan & Betsy V:
Jann & Jill:
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August Summer Meeting
The twenty-five members who attended our August 16 Meeting/Luncheon enjoyed sharing this summer’s gardening experiences (too hot & humid!), loads of delicious food, and had the opportunity to get acquainted with some our new members. As you can see by the pictures, there was no shortage of eats or laughs. Thanks to Nance J for photographing the fun and to Susan for providing her beautiful home.