Many members and their husbands enjoyed the Annual Fall Cocktail Party on September 7 at the oceanfront home of Lynda and Paul Hare. The views of the ocean swells, remnants of Hurricane Dorian were mesmerizing. The hors d’oeuvres and deserts were scrumptious and plentiful making it very difficult to pick a favorite. Besides the ocean views, the highlight of the evening was the conversation with old and new members. Ellen Nash, Judy Conner and Linda Duvel were the hostesses that kept the party flowing smoothly, including the move from outside to inside when the the temps started to drop. The weather cooperated, the food was delicious and the company was great; all the ingredients for a successful party.
Have you heard about successful local efforts to increase the North Shore’s resiliency and conservation? Jean Skaane, Sustainable Marblehead, and Andrew Brousseau, Black Earth Compost will provide insights on creating positive changes in our town, our club, and in our everyday lives.
Need a review? The guidelines for hostessing at the library have been posted to the website and are now available under the Members section. ☺️
Our annual Fall Cocktail Party will be Saturday, September 7th. This is a wonderful way to kick off our new Garden Club season. Share stories about your garden successes and failures over the past summer and learn more details about the theme for this year. Bring your spouse or significant other to meet the Garden Club members they have heard so much about. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Members are asked to bring appetizers or dessert to share.
Please check your email for more detail including RSVP.
The request for payment of our annual dues went out in August via Sign Up Genius. New this year is payment via credit card and we encourage anyone who hasn’t sent payment yet to try this quick and easy method – no stamps, no checks, no envelopes needed!
Our program directors have put together a wonderful schedule for the upcoming year. Now it’s time to make each event special by volunteering to hostess at one of the events. Members typically hostess at one event every other year and it is always fun!
Check your email to access the sign up sheet!
Composer and singer Marc Berger performed with his band in The Secret Garden on July 10. His music which he calls ‘American Roots’ is a mix of country, rock and folk. The garden was simply lovely in the evening light thanks to members who showed up in the morning to make it picture perfect. Throughout the concert Marc told stories about his life in New York city and trips to Montana. Marc’s most recent album ‘Ride’ is already downloaded to my Spotify account.
If you’ve heard about the “Skip the Straw” movement then you know how bad single-use plastic is for the environment!
We wanted to offer a refreshing alternative to plastic for your summer drinks with locally-made glass straws. Not only do plastic straws pollute our oceans and bodies, but they also pollute our compost here at Black Earth.
(Earth will be thankful for your switch, but so will our team down at the compost site sifting through finished compost).
The straws are durable enough to withstand falls onto the wooden floor
(not in the hands of a toddler throwing them onto cement, but a cell phone screen would’t either).
Another perk to these glass straws is the lack of disintegrating paper in your mouth from cardboard straws or metallic taste via metal straws.
Get trendy with these green tinted glass straws that are hand-crafted by The Witch Dr. in Salem, MA. They stand 10″ tall and come in packs of 6 with a pipe cleaner. You can purchase them on our Black Earth Compost store, but they will be mailed via The Witch Dr., not delivered by us.
As part of our mission and who we are, we support local artists and businesses!
We nurture our gardens to create beauty and a sense of being in sync with nature. In recent years there has been concern about the noise generated by 2 stroke gas powered leaf blowers while gardening. Many are of the opinion that quieter methods such as electric leaf blowers, rakes, and brooms are readily available, making the gas powered leaf blowers unnecessary.
Jamie Banks, the Executive Director of Quiet Communities in Lincoln MA will be presenting findings of a study in noise pollution to our town leaders in September to raise awareness on this issue for discussion at the town meeting in May.
For more information go to https://www.quietcommunities.org/