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We are in the process of updating our calendars. Please download our May and June event calendars which include upcoming garden work days and special events!

May 2015   June 2015


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Honey Harvesting May 9

We’ll hold a honey harvesting on May 9, 9:30 – 3 – the first of three planned for the year (the others are tentatively scheduled for June 20 and Sept. 12).filling

We ask for a $25 contribution (which includes a bottle of honey to take home) to support and sustain our urban beekeeping program.

To help us plan, please email us at if you are planning to come.




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Garden Guild Open House a Success!

The first Open House was a success! About 30 people joined Lou Maroulis, Joe Bozik and other FMGG members for a tour of the 100-year-old wood house and attached 1920s greenhouse, Fr. Francis’ vegetable and flower gardens, the 1950s-era root cellar (used now for storage) and the monastery beehives.


Among the plants in the ground now: arugula, radishes, tomatoes, cabbage, snow peas, beets, swiss chard and garlic.  Discussions covered plants (and weeds), mulch (we use mushroom mulch), birdhouses and purple marlins, beekeeping and honey harvesting, plans to move to a year-round greenhouse, and m





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We’re on Instagram


We are now on Instagram! We’ll be posting photos of the monastery gardens and FMGG activities so follow us at


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Garden Guild Open House

Interested in the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild? Wonder what we do? This is your opportunity!

Join us on May 2, 9:30-11 a.m. at the greenhouse (behind FMGG open house 15 printthe monastery and gift shop). We’ll give you an inside look at everything we do (vegetable, herb and flower gardens and care, urban beekeeping, potpourri and lavender wand making, garden tours, luminaria, Easter lily and palm cross sale, annual plant and herb sale, and more) and answer your questions.

Experienced and new gardeners welcome.

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