12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


October 23, 2021

October at Applewood: Garden Cleanup & Home Pest Management

Event Details

Join us for October at Applewood every Saturday to learn about how and why we care for the grounds, house, and collections at Applewood. Learn new skills you can use at home or in your community as we explore how caring for our yards and gardens or preserving our history are important forms of civic participation. Drop in anytime from noon to 3 p.m.

Garden Cleanup: Join us as we put the gardens “to bed” for the winter. Learn which plants to remove to prevent diseases, which to leave to provide over-wintering shelter for wildlife and beneficial insects, and the best ways to mulch and protect your soil from harsh winter weather.

Pest Management: As the weather gets colder, critters and crawlers of all kinds may be trying to find shelter in your home! Learn the best ways to monitor, prevent infestations, and manage pests that make their way inside.

Please note: All October at Applewood sessions are outdoors. Some programs may be canceled or adjusted in case of poor weather. Face masks are recommended for participants over age 2.

For those interested in contributing, we will be a collection site for items needed at the Franklin Avenue Mission for the remainder of our open season, through the end of October. Items specifically in need are children’s undergarments and socks, and infant items. We will have donation bins at each entrance gate for anyone who chooses to donate during our open days. Thank you!