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Nashua Garden Club Supports Local Charities Among COVID Restrictions

December 2020

2020 has been a year like no other! In spite of lack of fund raising activities this year, club members voted overwhelmingly to maintain the spirit of the club’s mission and press forth with its annual tradition of supporting local, charitable work.  
Each year, the club identifies 4 benevolent organizations and another that focuses on education related to gardening or landscaping to receive a donation. The club selected the following to receive a holiday contribution of $125:  Corpus Christi Food Pantry, Marguerite’s Place, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and Nashua Children’s Home, who received their contribution at the beginning of the school year.  The educational beneficiary was Grow Nashua. 

It is heartwarming to learn of the work done by these organizations.  The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter received a record number of requests for Christmas gifts for children this year and prepared packages for more than 415 children while also feeding a record number of people. The staff at Marguerite’s Place quickly adjusted their community support to manage cases virtually while strengthening practices to be able to continually provide quality childcare.  Corpus Christi Food Pantry will be using the donation to strengthen their mission of providing nourishment and financial assistance to the many who are overwhelmed with adversity, compounded by the pandemic and this winter’s approaching cold weather.  

 Though the battle to contain COVID has forced the Garden Club to modify its activities, it continues to virtually conduct informative and educational programs and is open to new members.  Smaller, socially distanced teams can also be seen throughout the greater Nashua area, nurturing a variety of gardens such as the Sensory Garden in Greeley Park and the grounds of the Nashua Humane Society.  

Seed Swap 
February 2020 

Local area gardeners gathered Thursday, February 27th at the Nashua Public Library to begin spring gardening preparations at the city’s annual Seed Swap coordinated by the Nashua Garden Club. Prior attendees returned excited about the opportunity to swap seeds that they had saved for other types. Participants new to growing from seed learned about a range of varieties and took advantage of the abundant, available seed collections made possible by industry leaders W. Atlee Burpee Company (www.burpee.com) and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (www.rareseeds.com). 

Charity work and Happy Holidays!
December 2019

Nashua Garden Club members spread holiday cheer and deck the halls each December. In addition to tree decorating at Langdon Place, 4 organizations are selected annually to receive a bit of 'holiday cheer' in the form of a charitable donation. This year's recipients included Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission, Nashua Soup Kitchen, UNH Co-operative Extension and the Nashua Children's Home who received their donation at the beginning of the school year.

Annual Plant Sale
May 2019
Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St. Nashua NH

The Nashua Garden Club’s annual plant sale was held on Saturday, May 18th on the grounds of the Nashua Historical Society at 5 Abbott Street Nashua.  The event, held on a beautify spring morning started promptly at 8 AM and ran through noon, rain or shine.

Enthusiastic gardeners lined up early to view the wide array of perennials and annuals, bulbs, shrubs, indoor plants, herbs and vegetables, many raised by members of the club, including several Master Gardeners. These knowledgeable individuals were also available to answer questions. 

Attendees were also able to participate in a raffle of a wide variety of creative, themed gift baskets, tp shop for great bargains at the garden-themed ‘yard sale’ or to select a delicious treat from the club bake sale. All proceeds benefit the club’s community educational and beautification projects throughout the year.

Shoppers were also invited to explore the Historical Society’s Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum’s ever-changing exhibits which contain a wealth of information regarding Nashua's origin, its evolution into a mill town and its continued growth.  Books about historical Nashua and other items will be available for purchase.  

About the Nashua Historical Society

The Federal Revival style Abbot-Spalding House, located at 5 Abbott Street Nashua NH,  was home to a succession of prominent Nashua Citizens, including Daniel Abbot, the father of Nashua, George Perham, a proprietor with the West India goods trade, and William Spalding, a prominent banker and a collector of antiques.  In addition to the outstanding architecture of the Federal style home, the furnishings are fine pieces collected by the Spaldings, including glass, china, and a portrait of President Franklin Pierce. The Nashua Historical Society has an ongoing commitment to ensure the Abbot-Spalding House Museum’s community role for future generations. 

Adjacent to the Abbot House is the Florence Speare Museum which contains a wealth of information regarding Nashua's origins as an 1800's mill town and its continued growth as a city.