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Winter Sowing with Judith Taylor

Winter Sowing with Judith Taylor


Sunday, 02/20/2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA

Note: this is a Sunday meeting due to availability of meeting rooms.

Join us for a Winter Sowing workshop to learn a great method for starting hundreds of seedlings in a tiny space.

Sow your seeds the easy way! No more electricity, less watering, no more taking up space in the house, and less worry. Let Mother Nature do the work for you!

Winter Sowing is a great alternative to growing seedlings inside your home, and is best for native seeds that benefit from a cold period (cold stratification). This method takes advantage of the natural temperatures and day length to naturally stimulate germination.

This program will be a hands-on workshop with a short presentation and instructions at the beginning.

What to bring:

  • 1 gallon translucent milk or water jugs. Bring at least one or two with you. If you have extras, please bring some to share with others!
  • Permanent marking pen
  • Scissors capable of cutting plastic jugs
  • If you have specific seeds that you want to plant, feel free to bring them!

Seeds and soil will be provided by Gardeners Exchange.

At time of writing, this event is planned as an in-person meeting. Current Littleton Policy requires masks. Members will be notified by email if this event changes to a virtual meeting due to the pandemic.

Judith Taylor has been gardening in Massachusetts for over 25 years, and has hands-on experience with growing all sorts of perennials, fruits, and vegetables, and with landscape design. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Green School, the owner of Seeds2Plate, and enjoys sharing her passion for gardening.

Judith lives on a 3-acre property in Littleton, where she has been growing and experimenting with perennials, shrubs, and vegetable gardens for the last 19 years. Her Seeds2Plate venture began two summers ago when she started selling organically grown herbs and tea blends that she grew and packaged. In the spring, she sells organically grown seedlings that include heirloom tomatoes, peppers, greens, herbs, and interesting plants that you don’t typically find in the large nurseries.

Sales are online at https://seeds2plate.com with contactless pickup appointments in Littleton.


Monthly Meeting

Reducing Invasive Plants and Recovering a Healthy Plant Community


Sunday, 03/20/2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA

Note: this is a Sunday meeting due to availability of meeting rooms.

Trevor Smith holds several landscape certifications and is also a past President of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and a current Trustee. Trevor is an award winning, regenerative landscape designer, specializing in Green Infrastructure, native plant design, habitat creation and nutrient dense urban crop production. He is passionate about the natural world which inspires his commitment to ecological principles and practices.

Mr. Smith’s talk will ask the questions: What is an invasive plant? What is their impact on our native plant community? Who or what is to blame for the invasion? Trevor Smith will answer these questions and more in this in-depth look at our struggle with invasive plants. Organic and eco-friendly methods of control and eradication for planting beds and lawns and wood lines as well as what we can do to alter our gardens to make them less desirable for invasive plants. This talk should leave you well informed and inspired to do your part to reset the balance.

At time of writing, this event is planned as an in-person meeting. Current Littleton Policy requires masks. Members will be notified by email if this event changes to a virtual meeting due to the pandemic.


Monthly Meeting

Design Lessons from Wild Landscapes


Saturday, 04/16/2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Details

Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA

What if our backyards could inspire, challenge, and delight us in the same ways that wild places do? Join landscape architect Toby Wolf as he shows how designed landscapes can draw from the ecology and the human experience of fields and forests. He will describe design strategies that not only support biodiversity and protect waterways, but also foster meaningful encounters with the natural world. Along the way, Toby will highlight native plant species that can bring life and resilience to New England gardens.

Toby Wolf is the owner of Wolf Landscape Architecture in Groton. His projects include the Curtis Cottage garden at Garden in the Woods, the Welcome Center and Bioswale at Cornell Botanic Gardens, four parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, and the planting design for the Robert W. Wilson Overlook at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Mr. Wolf serves on the Horticulture Committee of the Friends of the Public Garden and is a past president of the Ecological Landscape Alliance. He earned his MLA in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and his BA in Design of the Environment at the University of Pennsylvania.

At time of writing, this event is planned as an in-person meeting. Current Littleton Policy requires masks. Members will be notified by email if this event changes to a virtual meeting due to the pandemic.