What has Gardening with Young People been up to?


Brownie Troop #2012, led by Karen Dudziak and

Kelly Kiley, met with Gardening with Young People

committee chairs Cathy Fochtman and Carol

Matson at Douglas School the day before

Thanksgiving to create dried flower arrangements

for Life Care Center of Acton.  They used magenta

gomphrena and blue salvia that was cut and dried

from the civic planting of annuals at the Acton Town

Hall oval, in addition to dried grass plumes and yellow

yarrow donated by Garden Club members.  The

flowers, mini pumpkins and kumquats were

arranged in a large hunter green teacup.  The girls

brought the arrangements to Life Care Center to

present as centerpieces for the Thanksgiving dining

room tables.  They played several rounds of Bingo

with the residents in the dining hall, calling numbers

 and helping players at the tables.


























Boy Scout Pack 70 was busy on November 20 raking leaves at the Acton Congregational Church and afterward visited the Acton Memorial Library to plant spring bulbs along the library Main Street sidewalk with Cathy Fochtman.  Gardening with Young People provided $100 in bulbs from the Acton Garden Club’s “Bulbs Across Acton” fund to the tiger scouts.  They were introduced to the concept of layering bulbs at different depths in the ground like lasagna, the larger white Daffodil ‘Ice Wings’ at the bottom, a mixture of medium blue and white Muscari in the middle and small white Crocus on the top. 

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