Dear Friends and Members of Amenia Garden Club,
A recent study published in Landscape and Urban Planning concluded that gardeners are happier people and that gardening is good for mental health. Interest in gardening is on the upswing with Google "garden" searches increasing threefold relative to similar time periods in recent years. Amenia Garden Club members are ahead of the curve. We already know gardens are a great place to relieve stress.
We hope you and your families are well and staying safe. Here's an update on recent Garden Club activities:
Borden Park Community Beautification Project
As reported last fall, Garden Club members and volunteers spearheaded a project in Wassaic to"Take Back Borden Park". We cleared (lots and lots of) weeds and invasives, reclaimed space for replanting and for the new picnic tables that were installed over the winter. Last week, socially distanced Garden Club members planted the Park, which is now open to visitors! Were also delighted to see that the Harlem Valley Rail Trail extension to Wassaic is nearly complete and its terminus meets up with Borden Park!
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: To keep Borden Park beautiful, the Garden Club is seeking volunteers to assist with ongoing weeding. We really appreciate the help and can provide guidance on weed identification. If you're interested, please email the Garden Club with your availability. We are setting up a schedule to ensure we meet safety protocols for social distancing.
Planned Activities (DATES TBD):
Amenia Garden Club Member and Friend day at "Garden Day at Falls Village Flower Farm" - Co-sponsored by Falls Village Flower Farm owner Tom Scott, the event will offer a selection of specialty plants and an introductory talk on a plant-related topic.
Garden Club Summer Garden Tour - If conditions allow, we will forward an update for garden locations and times.
Please stay safe, continue to spend time in your garden, register to help with the Borden Park project, and keep in touch!
Best wishes from your Amenia Garden Club Board of Directors.
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