Somerville Garden Club

February 1, 2022
by Eleanor Ramsay
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February 9, 2022 Virtual Meeting

Somerville’s Urban Forestry Plan – In October 2021, the City of Somerville released its Urban Forest Management Plan.  Dr. Vanessa Boukili, Senior Urban Forestry and Landscape Planner for the City of Somerville, will discuss the plan and its goals.  Somerville’s Urban Forestry Division manages and cares for the City’s more than twelve thousand public trees.  Dr. Boukili explained at the release of the plan that it “not only provides details about our current tree canopy but also presents a multifaceted approach for growing our tree canopy in a safe and equitable way.”

Vanessa Boukili is the City of Somerville’s Senior Urban Forestry and Landscape Planner. She holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the City’s staff Vanessa served as Research Director for Urban Forests at Earthwatch Institute, Boston. 

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.

December 22, 2021
by Head Gardener
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January 12, 2022 Virtual Meeting – House Plant Success

As with our outdoor gardens, many things can go wrong when you grow plants indoors. Learn the factors that make for happy houseplants, including light, water, and temperature, and how to provide them. Common houseplant pests and diseases are also on the agenda, as well as how to treat them.

Bonnie Power has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener and member of the MMGA Speakers Bureau since 2016, and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life. Curious and research-oriented by nature, she has many horticultural interests and areas of expertise. Bonnie holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Zoology, which informs her perspective on the management of garden insects; she is also an administrator for a “sick houseplant” group on Facebook. A lifelong passion for organic gardening and soil health recently led Bonnie to take on a new role as manager of the MMGA Soil pH Testing team. She also volunteers at Garden in the Woods, a Native Plant Trust botanical garden in Framingham, where she is a guide. At home in Marlborough, Bonnie grows a variety of vegetables and ornamentals (with a bias for natives), organically, of course.

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.