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The Next MG Communications Meeting is Wednesday, October 26

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Committees & Projects, News and Events

The next meeting of all Committee Chairs and the Executive Board will be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, October 26, in the meeting room of the RCE, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ. Everyone is invited to attend and discuss any concerns.

 


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School visit Tuesday, Sept 20 at Demo Garden – help needed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Committees & Projects, Programs, The Gardens

Help encourage the next generation of gardeners!
Just a reminder that we’ll be hosting fifty 5th graders from the College Achieve Central Charter School on Tuesday, September 20th from 9:30 to noon.  Rain Date, the 22nd. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE- Children will arrive 1/2 hour earlier.  If you can arrive at 9, we will have time to set-up and make assignments.
They will attend to learn about volunteerism and the effort that goes into gardening as they plan to start a garden in the Spring. The children will tour the garden and interview plot captains and then participate in three other activities. This will be a special time to engage and educate children about the wonders and rewards of gardening.We’ll be dividing the class into four groups, allowing each group 35 minutes.

Group 1- garden tour and questions for captains (Madeline)

Group 2- insect talk (James and Harry)

Group 3- bird talk (Maryanna)

Group 4- craft activity, half to make pizza pins and half to do “nature paints” (Deb and Nancy)

Of course we do need additional volunteers.  Please let me know that you received this message and whether or not you will attend to assist activity leaders.Thanks, Laurie Westra kwestra1@att.net

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