September 4th & 5th, 2020 – Firehouse #1 Planting & Mulching


The Firehouse structural renovations are just about completed. We are looking for help from two small groups of about six people each day to put the plants and two small ornamental trees in place. Both phases should each take about an hour or so. Bob Shipman will be leading the project.

Phase #1 – Friday, September 4th @ 4pm
Plant the shrubs, perennials and two small ornamental trees. Bring your small shovel, hand trowel, gloves and personal water bottle.

Phase #2 – Saturday, September 5th @ 9:30a
Mulch the plantings from Friday evening. Bring your wheelbarrow, if you have one, muscles, mulch rake, gloves and personal water bottle.

Note: There will be a planting of some big trees in about a month, so please be on the lookout for that date.

Please plan to wear a mask at both events. If you have a temperature, or feel sick, please do not attend. We will catch you on the next one.

***Please contact Pam @ 860.659.3482 or information@GPIP.org to sign up or show up. 

Medians – Rt17 & Main – 6/12/2020 in afternoon

Medians – RT17 & Main St. (at Buttonball Lane) – park at Shipman Nursery up the hill on Buttonball Lane
Date: June 12th in the afternoon – email to get time
Project Chair: Andra Asars      a.asars@sbcglobal.net
Tasks:  pruning forsythia & sedum, weeding & watering if necessary. Tools:  pruning shears, bucket, gloves, personal water, mask, weed digger

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while doing.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Welles-Shipman-Ward House – harvest garden & promote GPIP – 9/13/2020 @ 1:00p to 4:00p

Welles-Shipman-Ward House – 972 Main Street, So. Glastonbury
Sign up for Events, Plantings & Summer Maintenance
Project Chair: Jennifer Sherman   413.773.9304        jengarden93@gmail.com

Date: September 13th at 1:00 – 4:00p – Event: Farm Day – help harvest our Colonial Kitchen Garden. Help at GPIP table for visitors to make small bouquets of dried flowers grown on site by GPIP.  Come for all of the time or part of the time. Call to sign up.

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Smith Middle School – Summer Maintenance CANCELLED – call for a slot for August

Smith Middle School – 216 Addison Road
CANCELLED Date: Summer Maintenance from 6/15 thru 8/21
Project Chair: Rusti Dixon   860.633.7752         susan.e.dixon@sbcglobal.net
No summer maintenance as the school is closed but we may need volunteers in August to clean up before school resumes. Please call to sign up to help if help is needed.

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

CANCELLED – Welles-Shipman-Ward House – promote GPIP – 6/7/2020 @ 1:00p to 4:00p

CANCELLED Welles-Shipman-Ward House – 972 Main Street, So. Glastonbury

Date: June 7th at 1:00 – 4:00p – Event: WSW Militia Day
Sign up for Events, Plantings & Summer Maintenance
Project Chair: Jennifer Sherman   413.773.9304        jengarden93@gmail.com

Help promote GPIP, do a little weeding and enjoy the festivities. Come for the entire event or part of it.

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Welles-Turner Memorial Library Patio & Entry – planting – 6/3/2020 @ 10:00a

Welles-Turner Memorial Library Patio & Entry – 2407 Main Street
Date: June 3rd at 10:00a and Summer Maintenance
Rain Date: June 4th at 10:00a
Project Chair: Karen Rottner   860.633.8187   fkmdj@cox.net
Plant flower beds & mulch. Sign up for summer maintenance

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Salmon Brook Garden – clean-up & maybe mulching – 6/2/2020 @ 3:00p

Salmon Brook Garden – next to Sparkle Car Wash
Date: June 2nd @ 3:00p and Summer Maintenance
Rain Date: June 3rd at 3:00p
Project Chair: Bobbie Wasdo    860.633.4950   bobbiewasdo@hotmail.com
Spring cleanup & maybe some mulching

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Updated So. Glastonbury Planters – planting – 5/29/2020 @ 3:00p

So. Glastonbury Planters – meet @ Nayaug Family Dental, 875 Main Street, So. Glastonbury
Date: May 29th at 3:00p and Summer Maintenance
Rain Date: To be advised
Project Chair: Dale Chiffer  860.657.3961      41dalech@gmail.com
Plant South Glastonbury planters and sign up for maintenance.

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Town Center Planters – planting – 5/21/2020 @ 10:00a

Town Center Planters – meet at Library under Copper Beech.
Date: May 20th at 10:00a and Summer Maintenance
Rain Date: May 21st at 10:00a
Project Chair’s: Doreen & Bill Doyle   860.659.2230      doreen.doyle@cox.net
Plant Main Street and Hebron Avenue planters and sign up for maintenance.  Lots of fun and lots to do!

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  “Maintenance” consists of at least one, and up to four visits during a one or two week period, depending on the weather and garden. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you! 

Medians – Rt17& Main – planting – 5/19/2020 @ 2:30p

Medians – RT17 & Main St. (at Buttonball Lane) – park at Shipman Nursery up the hill on Buttonball Lane
Date: May 19th at 2:30p
Project Chair: Andra Asars   860.538.6049    a.asars@sbcglobal.net
Planting of perennials & junipers. Bring a shovel.

COVID-19 requires us all to adapt to a temporary new normal life. So, GPIP has changed how we run our gardening events for the safety of our members and volunteers, and to comply with the state requirements.
 YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL THE PROJECT CHAIR TO SIGN UP 

Drop ins are not permitted.  Plan to wear your mask.  It will still be fun!  

Learn while planting. Bring your gloves, trowel, personal water and hand sanitizer if you feel you will need it.  If you don’t have tools we have spares to share.  All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.  We couldn’t manage this without each and every one of you!