The Bedford Garden Club invites the public to take advantage of cooler temperatures in the fall and plant something new before winter begins! Jen Kettell will have tips on nursery selection, site preparation, proper planting techniques and after-care for trees, shrubs an woody vines. Jen is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area.
Hutchins Farm located at 754 Monument Street in Concord, is one of the oldest and largest certified organic vegetable and fruit operations in Massachusetts. Organic since 1973, the farm cultivates 35 acres of vegetables, an acre of small fruit and 8 acres of apples. Hutchins Farm has been owned and operated by the same family since 1895. The produce is sold directly to consumers at a farmstand, at farmers' markets and to a few local restaurants. Its owners' mission is to sustain the land they cultivate through responsible practices; growing and selling only the freshest possible produce. Hutchins Farm will
Kaye Vosburgh with an Ikebana arrangement. Autumn Splendor, Sogetsu Ikebana Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:30 a.m. Bedford Free Public Library Meeting Room Presenter: Kaye B. Vosburgh Hostess: Dawn Warrington Bakers: Chris Lipson, Cheryl Miksenas, Sandy Baker Centerpiece: Lisa Di Sanzo Kaye Vosburgh is a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher of the highest rank, Riji. She teaches Sogetsu Ikebana – the art of Japanese flower arrangement, in Schenectady, New York, at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens and at her home in Massachusetts. She has presented programs throughout New England and other states and in Quito, Ecuador. Kaye is Director of the Sogetsu Massachusetts Branch
Janet Powers is an ecological landscape designer and art maker who has lived, gardened and farmed in Bedford, MA for the past 27 years. She earned a BS from the School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, where she studied Park Management, and a MA from the Conway School of Landscape Design. When parenting full time, Janet shifted her focus to farming and permaculture, and fell in love with soil. She continues to learn through numerous organic farmers and climate-change organizations. Connecting with nature is at the heart of what she does, and most recently that has included making art.
Join Dan Jaffe to learn about the various options available to replace your turf. From well-known plants to brand new introductions, he will discuss various options that fit the needs of different lawn spaces. Dan is a horticulturist and propagator for the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in Monson, Ma. where he is devoted to the study of ecological horticulture and building sustainability in landscapes. He has a degree in botany from the Univ. of Maine and an advanced certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from the Native Plant Trust (formerly known as the New England Wild Flower Society). Dan is
Get ready to sweat! Fitness expert Judy Wolff will present a PowerPoint program on the benefits of strength training for gardeners and then demonstrate an easy-to-follow strength program that can be done at home, on one's own schedule, with minimal and inexpensive equipment. Judy Wolff has taught fitness since 1998. She is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council of Exercise and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
The Bedford Garden Club's annual Geranium/Perennial/Floral Arrangement Sale is back with a variety of geranium colors, other annuals, and perennials dug from Club members' gardens. This event, held in front of the DPW headquarters on The Great Rd., will benefit the Club's scholarship fund.