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Come Plant A Tree

Since March of 2020, the Town of Maynard has generously made available the Municipal Parking Lot to facilitate a drive-thru pantry. As we work on our plan to return to in-person shopping, simultaneously we want to create a BIG thank you to the town. We have cleaned up the fence row and are now starting on our garden design. Maynard’s own Demetra Tseckares is leading the landscape design project with input from Stephen Smith, member of Maynard’s Tree Committee, to support the town’s current plans to update the area. Any experienced gardeners out there?  Want to join our give back project?  We will be executing Demtra’s design on Friday, October 14th.  To join our Beautify Maynard planting team please e-mail

The long narrow garden will feature three native trees like Amelanchier or Hawthorne which will bloom, berry and hold up to the rough environment a parking lot can dish out. Waves of little bluestem grass will be a beautiful background to orange milkweed, golden Amsonia, purple Agastache and yellow Solidago. Spring and summer blooming bulbs like Daffodils and Allium will add even more texture and beauty. Pollinators, birds, and people will love this garden! People who love native plants will recognize most of these, as will our bugs (ie baby bird food), bees, butterflies, and birds.

Volunteers will be able to learn how to build a garden from the ground up. Most gardeners realize that planting is an art and critical to plant health and longevity. But did you know that most trees that leave a nursery die, on average, seven years after being planted in a home garden. Come plant a tree and learn how to do it so your trees thrive!