Projects

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

FOR THE YEAR 2016-2017

 

NEW PROJECTS

Atlantic Middle School - worked with school to apply for a grant to put in a garden at the school.  Grant was awarded but not funded this year.  WGC members donated soil analysis, seed, seed growing kits, gloves, a hose, wheelbarrow and many plants in addition to providing students with an instructional seminar.  WGC also assisted with the planning for wheelchair accessible raised beds so the back garden can be planted in the sprin 2017.

 

Sober House West Quincy - WGC members worked with staff and residents at the Women's Sober House on Copeland street to plant perennials donated by the club. Members also donated and planted perennials at Brewer's Corner in conjuction with the West Quincy Neighborhood Association.

 

Save an Heirloom Plant - the club has ordered 12 Baptisia Australia plants to be placed at several of the site we maintain in Quincy.  The Josiah Quincy House, Thomas Crane Library main branch and Adams Shore Branch.

 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Adams Shore Branch - In the summer 2016 club members worked with Brownie tropps to prepare beds outside the building for plantings, including a whiskey barrel planter used as a mini vegetable garden.

 

 

 

 

CONTINUING PROJECTS

 

Anne Hutchinson Square, maintenance of hillside and planting of more rock garden plants; sponsor the Anne Hutchinson Memorial Wreath Design competition in July.

 

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

 

Children's Peace Garden & Atrium Garden at Thomas Crane Public Library Main Branch, Quincy - design, plant and maintain gardens with partners TCPL Friends and Operation Day's Work.

 

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

 

Japanese Knotweed Eradication - We are in our second year of the three year grant to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed along Newport Avenue. The Park Department has taken over ongoing maintenence of the project and the Norfolk County Corrections Department provided workers to cut down and clean the area in May 2016.  Approximately 30 feet of land were cleared through their joint efforts.

 

Josiah Quincy House,  - won a grant to install permanent gravel pathways in four season garden.  Work with Historic New England staff and volunteers on projects involving planting, pruning and weeding for four season interest.

 

Open Meetings of Club held for community participation.

 

Planters at Wollaston Branch Library & Quincy Historical Association, design, plant and maintenance for four season interest.

 

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge - Promote and encourage our members to participate in NGC's President's Project, a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.

 

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge - Promote and encourage our members to participate in NGC's President's Project, a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.


Quincy's Farmers Market - work with children on horiculture activities.

 

Safford Park, Planting at Safford Park continued in the spring of 2016 with the addition of perennials to augment the exisiting knock out roses and daffodils.  Considerable work was done by the Park Department and Department of Public Works to move grtanite blocks to forma  wall around the area and to connect a water source.  Fall planting is planned.

 

Succulent Plant Display and Design Vignettes at the Adams Shore Branch of the Thomas Crane Public Library - design, plant and maintain succulents in four indoor garden spaces for public enjoyment and education in hotriculture.

 

Trash Mob, As needed, organize Quincy and North Quincy High students to clean up specified sites.