WREN Education Series - "How to Grow Your Own Vegetables

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Sat, 05/29/2010 - 5:00am

Come and join Cheryl Heimlich from Heimlich's Nurseries in Woburn on Saturday, May 29th, 2010 from 9-10am. Cheryl will teach you how to create a lush and fruitful garden.

You will learn:
* What to plant and when to plant
* Basics of soil preparation
* Companion planting and container gardening
* Plant care and maintenance
* Tips for increasing your garden's yield

Heimlich's Nurseries is located on 71 Burlington St. in Woburn.  Check out their website here.

Friends of Mary Cummings ParkThe Horn Pond Memorial Lantern Walk is open to all who wish to walk together to remember our cherished loved ones who have passed away from our earth. We light our lanterns to signify our connections with each other and those whose spirits are still with us. Each year hundreds of lantern walkers circle Horn Pond together with light. If you would like to make your own lantern for someone in your life you are welcome to the Lantern Workshops at Whole Foods. We will have ready made lanterns at the pond and ask for a donation for the work of the Friends of Mary Cummings Trust Park to keep the trust left to the public by Mary Cummings.

On August 1st and 2nd WREN(Woburn Residents Environmental Network) will be presenting Woburn's seventh annual Native American Pow Wow.  The public is welcome to attend this free event from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days.  Traditonal displays of Native American Clulture will be showcased through out the day.   The Pow Wow takes place at the Altavesta School which is located at 900 Main Street in Woburn.

Catered towards Beginner Birders. Join Diana Frugugliette and Paul Ippolito as they explore the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area.  In search of local breeding birds including the Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Brown Thrasher and Eastern Towhee.  This walk has terrain that may be uneven with muddy areas possible.  Be sure to bring your binoculars, cameras and a Bird Field Guide if you have one....and don't forget the bug spray.  The walk start off from the parking lot entrance on Lake Ave(located at the south end of the pond) and will take place this sunday July 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Recycle LogoWondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space? If you want to get rid of items before the summer at reduced cost from curbside collection prices don't miss this one as it is the last collection until September. This collection will be on Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Saint Barbara's Church located on 138 Cambridge Road in Woburn benefitting WREN (Woburn Residents Environmental Network) and their many projects and programs. A portion of the proceeds from these collections are used for a scholarship fund for a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education.

Come explore the Horn Pond Conservation Area with your kids! The parent/child nature walk takes place on Saturday June 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Meeting place is at Ice House Park, near the intersection of Sturgis & Water Streets at the North End of Horn Pond.  Did you know that we had a working Sand Pit at Horn Pond? Do you know what baby Swans are called? Join us for an adventure at Horn Pond and learn all kinds of things you never knew about our largest and most used Conservation Area in Woburn.

This coming saturday, May 30th, WREN and the Woburn Senior Center have planned a "Clean up" of the Senior Center grounds located at 144 School Street.  It is planned from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the volunteers will be "Paid" with a lunch served to them.  If you are interested in helping out with this please let Rod Flynn of WREN know. He can be reached via e-mail at fvirgos01801@aol.com.