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2016 Gloucester Garden Tour

This year spectacular garden tour took place on Eastern Point and was beautiful with such an array of gardens and homes. I was only able to get to four of the eleven.Next year I will try to make it earlier to cover more. It was too much pleasure to take in and  try to  see and  photograph in a couple of hours. Fun fun fun! Congratulations to the Generous Gardeners and all the home owners and gardeners involved.

GloucesterCast 175 with @NAlexanian Susan Kelly @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 3/25/16 #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 175 with Nubar Alexanian, Susan Kelly, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/25/16

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Topics Include:

Nubar Alexanian’s “Gloucester When The Fish Came First” www.walkercreekmedia.com/gloucester
Starting today through May 5th $125 until
May 5th Launch Party at Rocky Neck Cultural Center
After The Rocky Neck Launch Party the price goes to $295
To get pre-publication price click here http://www.whenthefishcamefirst.com/
Science All Around Us Update- http://scienceallaroundus.com/
Susan Kelly From Generous Gardeners Talking about the new expansion of the Stacy Boulevard gardens as part of the Seawall reconstruction project. to see the plan-
Clean City Meeting-
Cigarette Butlers On Main Street
Bag Thing
Ten Pound Island Meeting At City Hall- Hot Topics Once a Month
 GMG 175 podcast Joe Ciaramitaro, Nubar Alexanian, Donna Ardizonni, Susan Kelly


2,000 tulip bulbs planted Saturday by Generous Gardeners

Hi Joey,

On Saturday morning 15 Generous Gardener volunteers planted 2,000 tulip bulbs at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.  The bulbs were purchased from proceeds from the annual Garden Tour with some funds from the Fishermen’s Wives.  Thank you to all who came to help.  Stay tuned for significantly expanded gardens after the seawall project is complete!

Susan Kelly





Stacy Boulevard near the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, Gloucester, MA Saturday, May 16th 2015 from 8am –noon

Plant Donations Accepted
— Friday, May 16th, from 6pm-7pm at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial

· Veggie Seedlings and Lettuce plants grown by 6th graders at O’Maley

· 19 varieties of tomatoes

· 15 varieties of peppers

· Hardy Gloucester Grown Perennials

Arrive early on Saturday for great bargains – $1.00 seedlings $2.00-$3.00 perennial plants! Help Gloucester Education Foundation and beautify your gardens. If you have a garden, please think about what perennials you have that may need to be divided and donate plants to our cause. Plant identification is helpful but not required.

All usable gardening items, plants, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable donations are welcome or contact Susan@GenerousGardeners.org to arrange pick up or drop off at an earlier date. Since all of the proceeds benefit GEF, you will get a tax deduction for whatever we earn from your plants.

Please contact Susan Kelly or 978-282-3306 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help. Also, if you need pots for your plants, we will be happy to provide them 

Susan Kelly from Generous Gardeners Shares the Following “Save the Dates” ~


Save the Dates – Gardening Events in Gloucester
March 2014 to October 2014
Dear Generous Gardener,

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, Spring is coming soon!  We have some dates for you to mark on your Calendars.
Open Gloucester City Planting Committee Meeting  – Wednesday, March 26th 6:00 PM at the City Hall first floor conference room.  This meeting will also be an introductory meeting for any new volunteers who wish to help maintain public gardens in Gloucester. Volunteer gardening will be Wednesdays from 6-7 starting mid-April (weather permitting) to October. Come only the Wednesdays that work for you.  No experience necessary. Please let any potential volunteers know about this.

Plant Sale to Benefit the Gloucester Education Foundation – Saturday May 17th from 8 am to noon.   Please dig and divide your plants for a great cause.  Donors will receive a tax deduction for  the amount your donated plants sell for.  100% of proceeds go to the GEF.  Location will be on Stacy Boulevard by the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.

Generous Gardeners at the Cape Ann Farmers Market – Thursdays starting in June we will have a booth to promote volunteering, our events and there will be a plant swap table.  Bring a plant and get a plant.  There will also be plants for sale.

2014 Gloucester Garden Tour – Saturday, July 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.  This is a tour of unique and fabulous gardens on our Picturesque Back Shore.  There are 12 amazing properties, some large and some small.  Tickets are $25 ($20 in advance)www.gloucestergardentour.com. Proceeds to benefit the new Plant Grant Circle Project (Dig Deep and Plant Grant!)  Check out www.plantgrantcircle.org to find out more about the project or to find out about contributing.

Fall Plant Sale and Swap – This annual event will be on the Boulevard on October 4th

Promoting The Most Amazing Plant Sale To Benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

Susan Kelly submits-

Hi Joey,

Could you promote the plant sale this week?  It is Saturday May 18th from 9-3 at Stage Fort Park. 

It is amazing because

1. Plants are donated by Gloucester Gardeners, so they will do well in Gloucester

2. All proceeds go to Gloucester Education Foundation

3. Gardeners who donate plants will get a tax deduction letter for the dollar value from the sale of their plants

4. Beautiful gardens make people happy!