On Saturday, April 1, the Salem Museum Landscaping Committee sponsored its early Spring Workday at the Salem Museum.
Ten intrepid gardeners endured gale-force winds to work tirelessly to maintain the landscaping at the Museum. Thanks to Jane Brummer, Judy Goodwin, Bee Grundlehner, Nancy Hoback, Amy Lawrence, Cindy Miller, Anne Perrin, Mary Ann Taylor, Kirk Shortell and Marsha Shortell for spending their Saturday morning weeding, deadheading, raking, trimming, sweeping and planting new herbs at the entrance to the Museum. Fran Ferguson and Judy Garst provided refreshments for the work crew. 26 bags of debris were collected, and the beds look beautiful.
The cost of maintaining the Salem Museum landscaping, including fertilizer, mulch and replacement plants, is covered solely by donations from the community. All work performed in the gardens is provided solely by volunteers from the Salem Museum membership, the Salem Garden Club and the community. The Salem Garden Club has adopted the Salem Museum Landscaping as its Civic Project and dedicates its meeting every May to working on improving the entrance gardens and Salem Garden Club ‘s Memorial Garden and Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Museum.
If you would like to support this ongoing project, please send your tax-deductible donation, with “landscaping” noted on the memo line, to the Salem Museum & Historical Society at 801 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153. To volunteer, call the Salem Museum at 389-6760.
-Submitted by Marsha Shortell, Salem Museum Landscaping Committee Chair