Upcoming & In the Works

Seminar: Indoor Plants Q & A with Abbie Indoor Plant Enthusiast

Saturday, March 9, 2024 10 to 11 AM

Paxton COA Community Room - 17 West St. Paxton MA


This Q&A session will cover key indoor plant care needs including soil, watering, fertilizing and repotting. As well as how to troubleshoot various issues that affect indoor plants. 


About the presenter: 


This seminar is free and open to the public. 

Visioning the Year Ahead in the Garden Pt 2 with Kate Egnaczak

Saturday, March 23rd 10 AM to Noon

Paxton COA Dining Room - 17 West St. Paxton MA

Cost: $5 for those that attended part 1 in Jan, otherwise $10 members / $15 non-members


Continue envisioning your year ahead in your garden with artist Kate Egnaczak (read her bio) to create a garden journal that is uniquely yours. Then enjoy all the ways you can be creative with it in your garden. Organize your goals. Clarify your plans, track climate and weather, collect tips and tricks, inventory, seeds, tools, or other garden resources, schedule garden and tool maintenance, and record blooming dates. Reminders observations record the joys of the season and garden gifts. 


Learn quick methods for bookbinding and artistic techniques for recording your ideas and your explorations in nature. Prepare by gathering found papers, old books, fabric coverings, and magazines to create a unique cover that fits you and your vision for your garden.


Bring your Vision Board for inspiration if you joined us in January for the Visioning Workshop!


Class is limited to 21. Advanced registration and payment is required.


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Seminar: Preparing the Soil for Gardening, with Gretel Anspach, MA Master Gardener

Thursday, April 18th 6-7 PM

Paxton COA Community Room - 17 West St. Paxton MA


The quality and make-up of your soil has a huge influence on how well your plants will do. Unlike sunlight, air, and water (the other 3 requirements), you can't tell whether your soils are right for your plants by looking at your soil or even by looking at your plants. Learn about soil structure, compaction, fertility, and pH, and learn how you can modify these qualities for a more successful garden.


About the presenter: Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She won the MMGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Gretel established and maintains a 20,000 square foot food production garden that has provided fresh produce to the Marlboro and Maynard Food Pantries for the last ten years.  Her primary interest and focus is always in the science behind horticulture.


This seminar is free and open to the public. 

Iris Folding Greeting Card with Sincerely Michele

Saturday, April 20th 1-3 PM

Paxton COA - 17 West St. Paxton MA

Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members

Learn the art of Iris Folding while making someone special this beautiful card. Choose from a variety of papers to create your own unique greeting card. 


Class is limited to 12. Advanced registration and payment is required.


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Pick It Up, Paxton!

April 22 through May 1, 2024


The Town of Paxton's annual weeklong Earth Day trash collection will take place Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, May 1st. 


Join your fellow neighbors to make Paxton litter free.


Visit the Pick It Up, Paxton Website to learn more


Volunteer for Cleanup


Join the Planning Committee

Seminar: Gardening Water Wisdom: Save Water, the Environment and Money! Carol Rego,  MA Master Gardener

Tuesday, May 14th 6:30-7:30 PM

Paxton COA Community Room - 17 West St. Paxton MA


This presentation explains the water cycle on earth – both the natural cycle and the human cycle—and then reviews the local (Massachusetts) impact of climate change on both drought and precipitation. It presents the reasons why, as gardeners and environmental stewards, we need to start adapting to these climate variations to preserve and protect the quantity and quality of our natural resources. The second half of the presentation covers many practical and effective ways of being “Water Smart” to reduce water consumption, improve the environment, and maintain a healthy, productive garden. And save money (so we can buy more plants!).


About the presenter: Carol Rego is a 2022 graduate of the MMGA Master Gardener Certification Program. As a Professional Engineer she is passionately committed to delivering safe, quality water as an essential community service. During her 40-year career with a global consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Carol has managed many large and complex drinking water projects. Her expertise includes treatability studies, process selection, drinking water research, Safe Drinking Water Act compliance, water supply planning, and water treatment plant evaluations, operations, and design.  She participates in several MMGA outreach and educational programs, including managing the soil pH testing team and the outreach garden and training program at the Pondville Correctional Facility.


This seminar is free and open to the public. 

Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, June 1, 2024 (rain or shine)

8 AM to Noon

Paxton Town Common - Pleasant St/Richards Ave., Paxton MA


Come support the garden club to buy plants - natives, perennials, annuals, indoor plants and more! We will have vendors, soil testing and tool sharpening onsite as well.


Find all the details here

2023-24 Garden Year Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2024 (rain or shine)

The Rose Gardens at the Blooms Home - Paxton MA


Join us for our second annual meeting (luncheon and business meeting) to celebrate our 2023-24 Garden Club Year! Special thank you to Dave & Melissa Bloom for offering to host this special event.


This will be a ticketed event for paid 2023-2024 Garden Club Members only (no guests). Details to come.


If you are interested in joining the planning committee please email the club: paxtongardenclub01612@gmail.com

PMAGC Booth at Paxton Days

Saturday, June 15, 2024 (rain or shine)

9 AM to 3 PM

Paxton Center Fields & Bandstand - Paxton MA


PMAGC will have a booth at the annual Paxton Days & Summer Jam event. Stop by our booth to buy plants, learn more about who we are and become a member. 

https://www.townofpaxton.net/community/pages/paxton-days


If you are interested in helping out at the booth please email the club: paxtongardenclub01612@gmail.com

Photo by: M. Thorne ©2023

In the Works Programs

Below are the list of programs & events we are working on. Be sure to check back frequently to find out more.

MAY

Springtime walk with Eric Howe

Donker Farm Tour

JUNE

Botanical Painting with Jen Swan

JULY

Flower Arranging with Florist Beth Jaillet