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Gardeners’ Guide for May 19, 2018


Friday, May 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: The Gardeners’ Guide is a seasonal rundown of gardening related events. Listings are free. Email: features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Bridge of Flowers

Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Perennials from the bridge, annuals and more. Trinity Church Baptist Lot, Main Street, Shelburne Falls. 516-359-8081. glassmojo@gmail.com.

Greenfield Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale Extravaganza: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garden Club members will be on hand to help pick plants and answer questions. Soil testing also available. Held in conjunction with the church’s Handmade Makers Mart Craft Sale. Episcopal Church of St. James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. Email greenfieldgardenclub@yahoo.com for more information.

Leverett Historical Society

Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser: Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to noon. Held rain or shine. Gardener Dawn Marvin Ward will help assist with plant choices and gardening questions. Plant donations welcome, and can be dropped off behind the Leverett Town Hall during the week prior to the sale. Please label all donated plants. Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-367-9562. Dawnmarvinward57@gmail.com.

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church

Plant and Pie Sale: Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Buy perennials, annuals and pies (apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, strawberry rhubarb, mixed berry, pumpkin, chocolate cream and banana cream). Holy Family Church Roman Catholic Church, 29 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield.

Great Falls Apple Corps

Perennial Companion Plants Workshop: Sunday, May 20, 1 to 5 p.m. Learn easy, high-yielding perennial gardening while planting four public beds in Unity Park: two nursery beds with edible companions and pollinator plants; a children’s garden bed to provide fruits and veggies for children at the skatepark and playground; and a Three Sisters garden to give root to Native American culture. Speaker Llani Davidson grows her own food, is lead gardener at Sirius Ecovillage, and has taught permaculture in the Pioneer Valley for more than 10 years. Sliding scale donation of up to $35 requested. Unity Park, Turners Falls. Email greatfallsapplecorps@gmail.com with questions and to register.

Garden Club of Amherst

Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Cash only. Amherst Town Common, South Pleasant Street, Amherst Center. 413-253-7558. kathleenteagno@gmail.com.

Wesley United Methodist Church

Tag-Bake-Plant Sale and Car Wash: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tag sale items include used household items, books, toys and baby items. Homemade cookies, cupcakes, breads and pies will be available at the bake sale, plus lunch foods. Plants include a large variety of perennials and houseplants. All proceeds will benefit the summer mission trip to the United Methodist Economic Ministries in Salem, Maine, where church members will repair homes and assist in the food cupboards and thrift shops. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. 413-549-1550.

Easthampton Garden Club

Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Plant donations encouraged. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-887-8883.

Southampton Woman’s Club

Annual Anita Smith Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conant Memorial Park, 239 College Highway (Route 10), Southampton.

Forbes Library

Northampton Garden Tour: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held rain or shine. Tour tickets coming soon and available in advance at Forbes Library, Bay State Perennial Farm, Cooper’s Corner, Hadley Garden Center, North Country Landscapes & Garden Center, and State Street Fruit Store for $15, or for $20 on the day of the tour at Forbes Library only. Includes a raffle, with items on display at the library. Two tickets for $5, or five tickets for $10. Raffle tickets available at the library. Proceeds benefit Forbes Library. Visit bit.ly/2I1scyb for more information.

Westhampton Public Library

Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buy perennials, edibles and permaculture plants. With speaker Jono Neiger, author of “The Permaculture Promise.” Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.

Hilltown Seed Saving Network

Seventh Annual Spring Plant Swap: Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come with extra seedlings and plants to share. Dozens of homegrown varieties of tomatoes, beans, kale, wildflowers and many other crops available, as well as perennial, pollinator-friendly and medicinal plants. Those who are bringing seed are encouraged to register online at seednetwork.herokuapp.com. All levels of gardening experience welcome. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Cummington Community House, 33 Main St., Cummington. www.hilltownseeds.wordpress.com.

William Cullent Bryant Homestead

“Home Sweet Home — The Art of the Garden: Inspiration Grows Here”: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special tours, gardening and family-friendly activities offered at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington. Refreshments provided. Free. Visit bit.ly/1TtXgpS for more information, email acaluori@thetrustees.org or call 413-684-0148.