Bolton Garden Club now part of Bolton Local

The Bolton Garden Club announced in October 2012 that its members voted to leave the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs and remain a local club, as an interest group of Bolton Local.

Margot Brody, one of the Garden Club’s co-presidents, said, “What appealed to us about Bolton Local was the `local’ aspect, and the broad definition of interests in agriculture and gardening, as well as other pursuits that could help preserve our planet. This was the direction we were moving in anyway.”

Bolton Local President Lynda King said, “We are excited to welcome the Garden Club members to Bolton Local. We think their knowledge and passion for the environment are a wonderful fit with what we’re all about. We look forward to working with them on initiatives that will educate, build community, and inspire action to help Bolton become a more resilient and sustainable place to live.”

The Bolton Garden Club has been serving the community since 1967. Its initiatives have included the Bolton Town Phone Book, decorating the town for the holidays, offering garden-related workshops to the public, and an annual scholarship to a Nashoba Regional High School senior, to name just a few.

As an interest group of Bolton Local, the Garden Group will continue to plan workshops that fit with its interests, such as the holiday floral arrangement workshop held in November. Bolton Local has made a commitment to continue support for the Bolton Town Phone Book, and will consider how some of the other former Garden Club initiatives might be supported.

For more information about Bolton Local’s new Gardening Group, contact Lynn Dischler at 978-779-6225.

 Membership in Bolton Local is open to all residents of Bolton.

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