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The Healing Power of Nature

Terry Lynch explains to a MHS student how much stronger she can be if she connects to the healing power of nature. Almost 30 participants, including members of an environmental science class from Montgomery High School, walked the trails at Stonebridge park on a moist and misty Sunday in November, and drank in the quiet and beauty of the woods.

 

Thanks and Best Wishes to Dan Penny

Dan Penny has been a paid assistant for the Farmers’ Market for the past four years. The son of former president of MFOS, Mary Penny, Dan will be starting his freshman year at college next week. He has been an unfailingly pleasant and dependable presence at the Farmers’ Market every summer during his High School career. Lorette Pruden, Market Manager, and Maxine Baicker, board member and Market Committee chairman, presented Dan with a token of their appreciation on his last day. We will all miss Dan, and we wish him all the best as he starts this exciting next phase of his life.

Lorette Pruden and Maxine Baicker with Dan Penny on his last official day working for the Farmers\' Market.

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Lorette Pruden and Maxine Baicker with Dan Penny on his last official day working for the Farmers\’ Market.

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Lorette and Maxine present Dan with a token of appreciation. 

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Lorette and Maxine present Dan with a token of appreciation.

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Garden Tour and Tea Party

It was a hot and steamy Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend, but that didn’t stop garden enthusiasts from coming out to tour the magnificent property of Montgomery Friends of Open Space President Sarah Roberts and her husband, master gardener Larry Koplik. Over 25 people followed Larry through the winding paths in meadows and woods to discover popular native and more rare flowering plants and trees. After we had our fill of flowers, we were treated to our fill of homemade lemonade, ice teas, and delicious baked goods, including shortbread, brownies, gluten free butterscotch bars, and the oh so refreshing cucumber sandwiches.

Larry explains some flowering plants in his garden.

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Larry explains some flowering plants in his garden.

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Sarah and Larry serve delicious homemade goodies in a tea party following the garden tour.

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Sarah and Larry serve delicious homemade goodies in a tea party following the garden tour.

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Holiday Farmers' Market on Sunday December 16, 9am-1pm: Village Shopper. Shop Local for Holiday Food and Gifts!
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