Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
As Bedford returns from its 2018 January thaw to a more seasonal deep freeze, two groups of residents are already looking forward to spring gardens: members of the ad hoc Community Gardens Task Force and the Bedford Garden Club.
New ad hoc Community Gardens Task Force
On January 2 the Selectmen named long-time residents Frank Richichi, Richard Daugherty, and Donald Marshall and new resident Robert Webber to the ad hoc Community Gardens Task Force. In their applications to the Volunteer Coordinating Committee, each of the candidates stressed his ongoing love of gardening. They will serve with Tim Grey, representing the Planning Board; Lori Eggert of the Conservation Commission; and Mike Rosenberg as the Selectmen’s liaison.
The task force charge was set by the Selectmen in September 2017. According to a Town press release, the group will “gather broad public input from residents, staff, and members of the local workforce/business community, through surveys and public workshops, in order to determine the level of interest in participation in community gardens, assess the needs and desires of both users and non-users of the current community gardens, and document any other ideas for complementary uses on Town-owned agricultural land such as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a tree nursery for Town use, etc.” Click this link to learn more.
Garden Club Holds Saturday Morning Meeting on Organic Pest & Disease Management
Maria Macciaolo, a landscape specialist for Green City Growers, will present the Bedford Garden Club’s January meeting at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 20 in the Flint Room at Town Center.
Perennial, annual and edible garden maintenance using the right tools and knowledge is essential to a large and successful harvest and lush garden vistas. Learn the tricks of organic farming to ward off pests and disease, and methods to organically manage threats if and when they do make an unwelcome appearance in your garden. The excellent photographs of critters and the damage they cause will have you exclaiming, “Oh, so that’s what ate my xxxx.”
For information, call 781-275-0612 or visit www.bedfordgardenclub.org