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April 17, 2014

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Plant-loving volunteer wanted at library

The Georgetown Peabody Library is home to a jungle of tropical houseplants that need attention every week, primarily for the task of watering. The library staff is looking for a houseplant-loving volunteer (or volunteers) who can reliably donate one to two hours per week to water the plants — ideally on the same day every week. This volunteer would have to be able to comfortably stand on a step stool while watering some plants, and be able to lift and carry a full watering can easily. No prior plant knowledge is necessary.

The volunteer’s time would be scheduled during regular library hours. For more information, contact Michele Koenig Augeri at the library at 978-352-5728 or by email at maugeri@mvlc.org.

Gardening program at Georgetown library

A program on Organic Vegetable Gardening will be presented on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Peabody Library, 2 Maple St. Backyard gardening offers an economical way to have nutritious, safe, local food, and make positive contributions to the environment. Join Rita Wollmering, founder of The HERB FARMacy, as she covers basic organic growing principles as well as practical steps to build soil, fight diseases and manage pests. Learn the growing requirements (soil, sunlight, water) of different types of vegetables as well as tips for planting, harvesting and preserving. Ideas are applicable at any scale — from patio containers to large garden plots.

All are welcome to attend; no registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 978-352-5728.

Gardening group offer scholarship

The Country Gardeners Georgetown is offering a scholarship to one graduating senior from either Georgetown High School or a graduating senior who resides in Georgetown. The applicant is expected to continue their education in the fields of: horticulture, floraculture, landscape design, forestry or environmental sciences.

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