Every year since Margaret Ellis–former staff member, nurse practitioner, wife of former Chewonki Executive Director Tim Ellis, and indefatigable English gardener– died in 2011, her friends and admirers have come to Chewonki on one morning in early June to work in the perennial beds she helped to create. It is a morning of good hard work, friendship, and remembrance of an extraordinary person–and the gardens boast the benefits all summer long. If you’d like to lend a hand, please join us! Bring your work gloves and favorite tools; we’ll also have tools here if you need them. We’ll provide the plant materials and general direction, as well as snacks and a hearty lunch. Let us know you’re coming by emailing Margy Foulk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you in June!