Projects

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

FOR THE YEAR 2012-2013

 

NEW PROJECTS

 

Aboretum at Lincoln Hancock School, create map of trees for staff, student, and community use, enjoyment and education.

 

Atrium Gardens & Childrens' Peace Garden at Thomas Crane Public Library, Main Branch, Quincy, continue to design, plant, and maintain with Friends of the TCL and Operation Day's Work (Broad Meadows M.S.).

 

Boston Flower Show Competition, encourage members to enter Division II Design Division and/or Amateur Horticulture Division.

 

Paint Box Program in South-West Quincy, sponsor the painting of a traffic utlity box by a local artist.

 

Quincy Middle & Secondary Schools, offer free plants for school-yard gardens at the end of our annual plant sale, and support and consultation for schools wanting help designing school-yard gardens.

 

Quincy Public Schools, purchase and provide a library copy of “Don’t Throw It, Grow It” by Deborah Peterson and sponsor a workshop for Grade 5 teachers on plant propagation and classroom windowsill gardens.

 

Tulip Test Gardens with Quincy Public School Teachers, sponsor and purchase the red emperor tulip bulbs for four schools (Montclair ES, Lincoln-Hancock ES, Broad Meadows MS, and Quincy HS) and the library's Childrens' Peace Garden. Lend sadvice and support in the bulb planting.

 

CONTINUING PROJECTS

Anne Hutchinson Square, planting and continued maintenance of hillside site and installation of more rock garden plants and sponsor of Anne Hutchinson Memorial Design Competition, in July, open to club members.

 

Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts participation by two club designers.

 

Civic Beautification Awards, continue awarding Quincy individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding plantings and design.

 

Cleaner, Greener Quincy, support and participate as individuals and as a club in city-wide efforts to clean-up the city in May.

 

Intersection Planters at Newport/Beale Street, Quincy Avenue and Southern Artery, Sea Street at Palmer Street, Newport Avenue and Furnace Brook Parkway and the Adams Street Bridge continue to design, up-date, plant and maintain for four season interest.

 

Josiah Quincy House, continue work with Historic New England staff and volunteers on projects involving pruning, weeding and to finish planting the four season garden on the site.

 

Open Meetings of Club held for community participation

 

Planters at Wollaston Branch Library & Quincy Historical Association, continue planting annuals and maintenance for four season interest.

 

Quincy Public Schools, continue to support and provide consultation for schools wanting help designing school-yard gardens. Invite and support participation in the Woodsy Owl Poster Contest, High School Essay Contest, and the Grades K-9 Poetry Contest "Protecting Our Aquatic Friends".

 

Town Brook, continue to educate, lobby, and work to protect the aquatic ecosystem of the brook.