SPRINGFIELD, MA — The Springfield Garden Club will host “Nibbling on Plants in Your Backyard and Beyond” presented by Russ Cohen on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:30 AM. The event will be in person at the Barney Carriage House at Forest Park as well as virtually via Zoom.
SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB TREE PLANTING TO CELEBRATE
SPRINGFIELD, MA — The Springfield Garden Club, in conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department, will hold an Arbor Day Tree Planting on Friday, April 29 at 1PM in the Memorial Grove at Forest Park.
SPRINGFIELD, MA — The Springfield Garden Club is accepting applications for their annual $2000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior, undergraduate or graduate college student majoring in a full-time plant science or environmental studies program, such as horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land management or other allied fields.
SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB RAISES FUNDS FOR GARDENING THE COMMUNITY
Pictured above, left to right: Ramon Eliston - Farm Store Manager for the Day, Vana Nespor, President, Springfield Garden Club, Toussaint Paskins, GTC's Assistant Director of Youth Leadership & Agriculture and his son Jaiden Jimenez.
SPRINGFIELD, MA — The Springfield Garden Club used the last day of 2021 to support a stronger future and improve food equity in Springfield by contributing $1078 to Gardening the Community.
The donation was presented on New Year's Eve by SGC President Vana Nespor to Ramon Elliston, GTC Farm Store Manager; Toussaint Paskins, GTC's Assistant Director of Youth Leadership & Agriculture; and his son Jaiden Jimenez. "The donation is critical", Toussaint said, "in getting us nearer our goal." While there, Toussaint took Nespor on a tour of the new experimental winter composting unit and showed her the different varieties of kale that were still growing vigorously in the gardens.
GTC operates a training program created for youth from around the Mason Square neighborhood and beyond to grow fruits and vegetables on vacant and abandoned lots. Youth receive a stipend and are taught principles of urban sustainable living and urban agriculture.
The food that is grown is sold at their 200 Walnut Street Community Farm Store, the Mason Square Farmers Market, local restaurants, and bodegas (corner stores). Youth also bring food home to their families. When Nespor visited the Farm Store to present the check, business was brisk with area residents purchasing nutritious food for their New Year’s Eve dinners.
For more information on how you too can support Gardening the Community, visit www.gardeningthecommunity.org