Somerville Garden Club

March 28, 2022
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April 13, 2022 Virtual Meeting

The Might of Tiny Gardens

Acadia Tucker will talk about the tools and instructions needed to grow your own tiny victory garden, either indoors or out – a garden that can supply you with as much or as little food as you’d like, grown in a way that helps the planet and builds more resilience into your life.  Container gardening can help us adapt to climate change by building stronger communities, supporting local pollinators, and expanding the reach of regenerative agriculture. Participants will receive a code to get 20% off Acadia Tucker’s gardening books.

Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it. She is the author of Growing Perennial Foods, Growing Good Food: A Citizen’s Guide To Backyard Carbon Farming, and Tiny Victory Gardens: Growing Food Without A Yard.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.

March 2, 2022
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March 9, 2022 Virtual Meeting

Healthy Soil Stewards: Soil, Gardeners, and Climate Change

How can we as gardeners use our soil and gardens to help slow climate change? Three members of Healthy Soil Stewards will give a PowerPoint description of their group and its work learning about the role of healthy soil in small urban gardens in promoting carbon sequestration, and conserving biodiversity and water resources. They will give examples from their own yards and talk about how their ideas apply locally. 

Healthy Soil Stewards is a group of 25 local women, two of whom are longtime SGC members, that is investigating soil to better understand how to promote its use as an ecological tool to mitigate climate change. Their work is supported through grants from New England Biolabs and the Somerville Garden Club. 

Claryce Evans got interested in the role of soil in addressing climate change through meetings of BioDiversity for a Livable Climate following a career teaching mathematics and math teachers at the Harvard Grad School of Education.

Helen Snively has been a gardener and composter forever, met Claryce at the HGSE, and later through Bio4Climate. The idea of sequestering carbon in gardens got her hooked.

Lise Raleigh has been at New England Biolabs since 1984, fascinated by bacterial genetics and ecology. Her garden began with daffodils and has evolved to provide habitat for insects and the birds that eat them. She met Claryce at a Bio4Climate meeting at Helen’s house.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.