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Soil Amendments:

Our member Margaret toured a garden in Wells Maine that was fabulous! The plants were in beautiful condition, which the owner attributed to her work with soil. As the saying goes “gardeners build soil first, then plants!”

This is her soil recipe, which she shared.

Wells Corner Garden

Spring Soil Prep

To each wheelbarrow of good quality compost, add:

• 1 ½ gallons alfalfa pellets
• 1-gallon bonemeal
• ½ gallon of commercial 19-19-19 fertilizer

Mix together and spread evenly to depth of 1- 1 1/2 inches. Fork in before planting or use as top dressing on established perennials and shrubs.

If applying to acid-loving plants, mix 50/50 with peat.

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Congratulations to our Scholarship and Grant Winners

We are proud to announce our scholarship and grant winners.

Nancy Surette Memorial Scholarship Winners are:

  • Lauren Brooks
  • Amy Martins

(Pictured above)

Each of our winners were awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Baker Grant Winners:

  • Samuel Walden / Boy Scout Troop 263 for his Eagle Scout Project – Foster Pond Trail markers.
  • Windham Endowment for their project Pollinator Garden at Moeckel Pond
  • Windham Center School for the Life Skills Garden – Learning Experience
  • Windham Academy for creation of a School Garden

The awarded grants amount vary by project and request.

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Congratulations To Our Raffle Winners!

We would like to congratulate the following winners:

Strawberry Planter : Gabor T.
Order number 1093

Bloom Where You Are Planted: Karen P.
Order Number: 868

Bush Goliath Beefsteak Tomato: Patricia D.
Order Number: 1389

Husker Red Cherry Tomato: Pauline R.
Order Number: 1084

Hanging Plant Basket:  Kathleen H.
Order Number: 1484

Garden Kneeler and Seat: Cathy J.
Order Number: 1333

Garden Smiles Basket:  Dina G.
Order Number: 1092

Gardeners Delight! Basket:  Paula J.
Order Number: 1387

Helpful Aids for the Gardener: Suzan M.
Order Number: 1486

Herb Your Enthusiasm!: Siri W.
Order Number: 1356

Herbalicious!:  Cheri M.
Order Number: 1487

Love to Garden! Basket: Pearl N.
Order Number: 1047

Painted Tile “Rebirth”: Roberta H.
Order Number: 1191

Pesto Party!:  Shirlee D.
Order Number: 1461

Window Box Planter 1: Heather A.
Order Number: 1187

Window Box Planter 2: Suzan M.
Order Number: 1486

Sedum Turtle: Cheri M.
Order Number: 1487