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Main South community gardens … beginning to bloom!

I popped by the REC Community Garden on Oread Street this afternoon to buy some seedlings, but I was an hour early for the event! No one there, even though they looked set up! Pretty space!   – Rosalie Tirella

Volunteers needed!

These are the hours and days and more info re: the event (re-posted):

Did you forget to buy your seedlings at REC’s Spring Garden Festival?

Wanna learn proper planting techniques, succession and companion planting, and general garden care?

Then stop by Oread Street this week!

From today until Friday, May 23!

Join us for a week of Seedling Sales on the Farm, today – Friday May 23rd!

This is going to be a fun and exciting week, where we will not only have an on-the-farm Market Booth selling all of our beautiful seedlings, but we are also going to be planting the rest of the Farm!

Volunteer for a whole hour and get a free seedling or more! Have a hand in planting and take home seedlings to create your very own home garden! Or come down just to buy seedlings for $1 each or 6 for $5!

Plus, if you help out you can learn the basics of proper planting techniques, succession and companion planting, and general garden care!

See schedule below:

today – Thursday, May 22

Oreanic Farm (63 Oread St.)

3-7 pm


Friday, May 23

Grant Square Park (Corner of Northampton and Windsor St.)

12-5 pm

For more information please contact the REC at 508-799-9139 or info@recworcester.org.


Here are some photos of the OREAD PLACE community garden. I like the all-natural fence!  – R. T.


TODAY: Remembering Main South’s Oread Collegiate Institute

Remembering the Oread Collegiate Institute: TODAY, May 23rd

5:30 pm  – 7:00 pm

· 1st woman’s college in United States

· Current site of Castle Park

Oread-Castle Park, at the children’s playground

· Walk & Talk around the park: photos, discussion of the Oread Collegiate Institute, “The Castle”

· Brief overview of “The Castle” by Jan Parent, docent of Preservation Worcester

· Interviews with:

– Eli Thayer, founder and architect, as portrayed by Jairo Reyes Vega

– Maria Goodrich, alumna & wife of 1st principal of WPI, as portrayed by Sara Hazouri

– Mary E. Lincoln, student & future wife of George I. Alden, as portrayed by Lucero Reyes Vega

· Light refreshments

This is a Facebook event – check the Friends of Castle Park page for more information on “The Castle” and future events in the Park.

Sponsored by the Castle Park Task Force and the Main South Community Development Corporation with gracious help from the College of the Holy Cross Theatre Department, Worcester Historical Museum, Preservation Worcester, Worcester Public Library, interns from University Park Campus School, and the City of Worcester.

REC’s 3rd Annual Plant Sale tomorrow, Sat., May 21!

11 AM – 3 PM at Oreanic Farm, 63 Oread Street, Worcester

Join the Food Justice Program for their annual Plant Sale Fundraiser, providing 100% organic seed and soil- grown seedlings selected to thrive under local conditions.

These Worcester grown seedlings offer the opportunity to support a thriving community organization, while fulfilling your plant and seed needs. Check out how well these varieties are performing at the Oreanic Farm! Proceeds support REC’s Food Justice Program.

Tomato, pepper, eggplant and broccoli seedlings are $3 each, greens (kale, collards, cabbage) are $2 per seedling. REC and Community Garden members get a $1 off per seedling discount! Seedlings purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps) are half price.