Monthly Programs for 2018

2018 Programs

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.

January 11 – ‘Annual Potluck Dinner’ – 7:00 -9:00 pm – Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Somerville Garden Club! Bring an appetizer, veggie, pasta, entree, or dessert to share. There will also be a digital photo presentation of images taken of the 2017 SGC garden tour. Bring your prepared food dish before 6:45 pm if possible.

February 14 – Vanessa Boukili, Arborist, Forestry & Landscape Planner for the city of Somerville, will talk about ‘Somerville’s Urban Forest’. Types of city trees, their upkeep and care, and foliage diseases.

March 14 – Trevor Smith, lead designer at Land Escapes, Inc., and a past president of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, will give a talk on rain harvesting and rain gardens, continuing the talk he gave to the club of last October.

April 11
– Nick Dorian, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Crone Lab at Tufts University, is an ecologist interested in bee biology and conservation; plant-pollinator interactions; and modeling the population dynamics and movement of insects. Nick also has a passion for gardening and has planted pollinator gardens in Somerville and Medford in part to support urban bees and to raise awareness about their importance. He will give a presentation on ‘Gardening to Attract Native Bees’.

May 9 – ‘House Plants’ Meteorologist and horticultural expert, David Epstein will be speaking about house plants at this meeting.

June 13 – TBD

July 11 – TBD

August 8 – TBD

September 12 – This meeting focuses on the ‘Garden Bounty’ grown by Somerville Garden Club members. Members will share samples of fresh or cooked produce from their own gardens, and talk about growing the produce and how it was prepared.

October 10 – TBD

November 14 – TBD

December 12 – TBD