24th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner – January 10, 2018

Celebrate our 24th year at our annual meeting and pot luck and visit with friends old and new.
SGC Members, please bring an appetizer, entrée, hot dish, side dish (vegetable, pasta, or salad), or dessert.
A few requests:

  • Please bring your prepared food dish at 6:45 pm – please not before – the room set-up crew needs time to get the room ready.
  • Please pre-cut food into serving size pieces.
  • Bring serving utensils  if they are needed for your dish.
  • List the ingredients on a piece of paper or card.
    Please list any potential allergens such as: soy, wheat, dairy or nuts.
  • If you have a slow cooker or hotplate that needs an electrical outlet, please bring a 3 pronged heavy duty extension cord if possible.
  • The SGC will provide the Anniversary cake and beverages.

This year’s slide presentation features a photo tour of the gardens from our June, 2017 Garden Tour.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are held the at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

Black Swallow-wort Pod Patrol

UNWANTED!
BY FARMERS, GARDENERS, BUTTERFLIES & NATIVE PLANTS
THE BLACK SWALLOW-WORT

Black Swallow-work covering a chain link fence

Black Swallow-wort covering a chain link fence

Join the Pod Patrol!
Pluck pods in your neighborhood
 and share this information with
 your neighbors and friends!

About Black Swallow-wort

Beginning with shiny green leaves in pairs, purple star-shaped flowers and grappling spaghetti-like roots in summer, Black Swallow-wort becomes armed with seed pods resembling green chili peppers. This invasive vine threatens monarch butterflies and songbirds, and displaces native plant communities vital to insects, birds and other urban wildlife. Swallow-wort crowds out milkweed, the only plant where monarch butterflies lay eggs. Monarchs mistake the swallow-wort for the milkweed, lay their eggs there, and the larvae die.

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