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Planting May 30, 2009
 The Dorchester Historical Society planted two new garden beds at the William Clapp House on May 30, 2009. These included a border of fruiting shrubs and the addition of 2 pear trees to the 4 already in the front yard. The little orchard includes 4 Clap Favorite pears, a variety developed on the property in the nineteenth century.

Funding for the planting came partly from EarthWorks, partly from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, and partly from the Trinity Financial Charitable Fund.

Volunteers from EarthWorks and from Boston Cares as well as from the Dorchester Historical Society participated in the planting.

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Here are some images from the Atheneum archive related to this topic. Click on any of these images to open a slideshow of all 42 images.
William Clapp HouseVolunteers at Dorchester Historical Society 4-25-2009Allen Gontz performing Ground Penetrating Radar at the Blake HouseWilliam Clapp House
Picking Clap Favorite Pears 8-20-2009Composite Lemuel Clap House, William Clapp House, BarnClapp Family Farm Day Open House 11-15-2009Clapp Family Barn restoration 2-17-2012
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Created: June 5, 2009   Modified: June 17, 2009