Marlborough Garden Club to present ‘Organic Vegetable Gardening and Soil Health’

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Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough jumps into spring with its monthly education program and meeting at the Senior Center, 40 New St., Marlborough, Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Gretel Anspach, master gardener and member of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Speaker Bureau, will speak on “Organic Vegetable Gardening and Soil Health.” Anspach is a trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener and education coordinator of the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. Come find out what you don’t know about “organic gardening” and you just might end up with the best crop of cucumbers or sweetest tomatoes you’ve ever grown!

Member benefits of the garden club include these ongoing education classes on plants, landscaping, flowers and arranging, landscape design, care for shrubs and trees and the creative art of creating live wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and oversized marquis arrangements for indoors and outdoors. Other member benefits include discounts at area garden and landscaping centers and free access to Tower Hill Botanic Garden via a club membership; and contributing to the beautification of our city’s gardens and parks and helping the club to donate scholarships to city youth each year.

Stay tuned for announcements about the annual Colonial Garden Club Plant Sale, Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. In its true spirit of serving the community’s gardeners, the sale presents reasonably priced plants, most grown by the club’s members. This year’s event features some outstanding free services: soil testing by the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association and expert advice from Blossoms by Bees about promoting pollination.

The club holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May at 7 p.m. at the Marlborough Senior Center. Interested parties are always welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.gcfm.org/colonialgardenclubofmarlborough.