Our Annual Holiday Potluck Party at the Ag Hall is scheduled for December 12th, Thursday, from 5:00 to 8:00PM. This is a BYOE event, meaning you will bring your own everything: plates, napkins, silverware, something to drink and in addition, you are welcome to bring your spouse, significant other, or best friend as your plus 1. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you will bring, how you might help with setup or cleanup and whether you are bringing someone or attending alone.
This year, we will have a collection box placed near the door for goods for the Island Food Bank. Please consider bringing a can of soup, a tube of toothpaste, a jar of peanut butter, a tin of tuna, or any other item that you believe would contribute to the welfare of Island families at this time of year.
New Members Corner: Please Welcome New Members When You See Them!
Alysa Emden- Chilmark
Julie Rowell - Edgartown
Dorothy Dropick- Edgartown
Donna Arold - Oak Bluffs
December Horticultural Hints
To see ALL of the horticultual hints for December,
click here to go to our Resources page!
Protect against freeze and thaw. The branches of your Christmas tree can protect your perennial beds until the 2020 gardening season!
Winter is tough on your perennials and bulbs, but it isn’t the cold that poses the greatest danger. Instead, it’s the freeze-and-thaw cycle of early and late winter that can – quite literally – pop plants out of the ground. Once the ground is frozen in your perennial beds and over bulb plantings, add a layer of straw, pine needles or (better yet) branches cut from evergreens that will not pack down over the winter. Evergreens should be mulched with a heavy layer of straw or leaves to protect the roots.
The Greenhouse is under way!
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club
PO Box 5061
Vineyard Haven MA 02568
The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, established in 1924, is an island-wide community organization of almost two hundred members (including many seasonal residents), who share a passion for gardening, conservation, and maintaining our unique environment. Our monthly meetings are both educational and social; our programs are varied and designed to meet personal and community needs. New members and guests are always welcome.