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Crockett Garden Clean Up - This Weekend

  • Sat, November 13, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The ELM BANK 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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Ed Loughran, Rich Barrett and the Directors of the Crockett Fund are inviting you to the Fall Crockett Garden clean up. Alumni and Active Chapter members are planning on sprucing up the garden which is in need of a light lift.  

These Are The Goals:

  • Rake out debris from Garden shrubs
  • Pressure wash granite benched and pavers
  • Pruning as needed
  • Plant shade tolerant bulbs 
  • Edge perimeter beds
  • Re-set leaning cobbles in border

Tools Needed: (add a comment if you can bring a tool)

  • Wheel barrows 4-6
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Hand snips
  • Bulbs

Lunch and drinks will be provided. 

Please register if you can make it and help out. 4 hours on a Saturday for ATG is not a lot to ask. If you can’t do 4…do 3. If you can’t do 3…do 2. If you can’t do 2…do 1.

This garden is in immediate need of attention. The site has a good foundation but it’s maintenance and upkeep have been unattended. There is an opportunity to update and improve the effectiveness of this garden site. Members of the Crockett Fund Trustees have been discussing plans to bring this site back to it’s full potential. With the support and assistance of the Alumni & ATG Active Chapter, tremendous progress could be made toward this goal.

" This is a great outdoor event, reconnect with your brothers, show up for a great cause and have some fun."

Biography of James Crockett

James Underwood Crockett was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on October 9, 1915. He attended the Stockbridge School of School of Agriculture in 1934. He later opened a garden center in Lexington and wrote several books on gardening. On April 16, 1975, he had a gardening program on WGBH in Boston that was broadcast on a national basis titled “ Crockett’s Victory Garden”. ATG active chapter members appeared on his program as helpers. He died on July 11, 1979.

In 1981 under the leadership of James E. Mulcahy, a group of ATG alumni formed a trust fund to honor Jim Crocket’s memory and vision. The Crocket fund was established as a resource to assist non-profit agricultural organizations broaden the awareness and values of agriculture to the general public. Since it’s inception, the Crockett Fund has awarded over $250,000. In grant funds and in-kind services.

There is a Community garden in Boston on Soldier’s Field Road that bears a sign acknowledging the support of the Crockett Fund and the active chapter of ATG for the installation of the fence that protects the individual members gardens. At the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, a permanent site has been designated to honor and promote the Crockett vision. It is located outside the education building where hundreds of families have attended to enjoy the Society’s gardens and programs. 

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