Lexington Field & Garden Club
Education, Friendship, Service

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Our April newsletter is now online

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Our next meeting will take place on April 9, 2014 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library. The program will be preceded by refreshments at 9:30am, and a brief business meeting at 10:00am.
 
Rare Species Conservation Inside Rte 495

Bryan Windmiller, president of Grassroots Wildlife Conservation, will tell us about some ongoing conservation projects "inside 495", involving species as diverse as Blanding's turtles, little brown bats, bridle shiner fish, and Britton's violets, and describe some of the challenges involved in conserving wildlife in suburbs and cities.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, April 21, 2014 Marathon Monday

A special ‘shout out’ is extended to all those running in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014!  To support runners from Lexington and the surrounding communities, Lexington Field and Garden Club has generously contributed to “Marathon Daffodils” fund to plant thousands of daffodils along the 26.5 mile Boston Marathon route.  This is a collaboration among gardeners, nonprofit organizations, cities, and businesses to preserve the spirit of the Boston Marathon and Boston Strong, while also reminding us of the arrival of Spring and rebirth. The goal is to raise $26,500 to cover the route from Hopkinton to Boston.  Additional donations can be sent to The Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

Althea Phillips Award, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Each year the Lexington Field and Garden Club presents a scholarship award to a deserving senior presently enrolled in Minuteman Career and Technical High School’s Landscape Management program. This year the Ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The public is invited to attend this open ceremony at Minuteman Career and Technical HS, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

Arbor Day Celebration    Friday, April 25, 2014

Lexington celebrates its 25th Anniversary since being designated a Tree City USA through The Arbor Day Foundation’s national program to promote community forestry management.  The public is invited to an open outdoor ceremony at 10 AM on Friday, April 25, 2014 on the grounds of the Buckman Tavern  where a tree will be planted in memory of recently deceased members of the Lexington Field and Garden Club.  Lexington Field and Garden Club organizes this ceremony each year, and over the past years has donated more than $4,000 to plant selected and approved trees for the beautification of Lexington. This effort is coordinated with Christopher Filadoro, Tree Warden and David Pinsolleault, Operations Manager of Lexington’s Department of Public Works.  Speakers will include a representative from the Garden Club Foundation of Massachusetts, Selectmen, and a representative from the Public Works Department.  Please join in celebration of Arbor Day and this special anniversary.

Arbor Day Celebration continues in Lexington Public Schools

Week of April 28 through May 2, 2014

 
Lexington Field and Garden Club will donate over 500 White Spruce “Picea glauca” seedlings to provide every first grader in Lexington Public Schools (LPS) with a seedling.  These seedlings will be a key to the science lessons in each first grade during the week of April 28 to May 2.  Lexington Field and Garden Club’s Mary Beth Whiteside, Margaret Bradley, and Ann Webster with their teams have coordinated this program with Karen McCarthy, the Science Coordinator for Elementary school programs, LPS.  These trees can enhance the science curriculum on organisms.This is an educational outreach of Arbor Day, and Lexington’s celebration of its 25th Anniversary as a Tree City USA through The Arbor Day Foundation. 

We were honored and pleased to receive the first place award in the civic organizations category at Lexington's Patriot's Day Parade on April 14, 2013. Many thanks to our partners, Season's Four and Mal's Autobody!
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Lexington Field & Garden Club

PO Box 133

Lexington, MA 02420

 

lfgc024@gmail.com

 

 


 

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