Ben Barkan of Homeharvest gave an educational presentation on healthy soils at our April meeting. For those that couldn’t take notes at the pace Ben was sharing helpful information, Homeharvest has a maintenance manual on their website that covers much of what Ben shared and more.
This Saturday’s meeting will include a presentation on healthy soils and will end with our spring distribution.
You can read about the presentation in the event listing.
Perry has prepared a
document that provides details on the distribution.
We took advantage of the club’s Tower Hill membership and went to see the Camellia show after the February club meeting. The Camellia’s were beautiful and there was even a Camellia ice sculpture! When we took a walk around outdoors we discovered some dogwood’s that looked familiar. Some were in the presentation at the Gardeners Exchange meeting. Click image for slideshow.
Have you ever bought seeds and had 98 left over from the package of 100?
Have you wanted to try to grow something new and unusual, but didn’t want spend $9 in shipping to buy one little packet of seeds?
Have you thought about saving seeds, but weren’t quite sure how to get started?
Do you miss gardening this time of year?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then the Seed Sharing event is for you!
We will be holding the second annual seed sharing event at the February 27th meeting. If you have seeds to share, please mail them in advance, or arrange to drop them off, to Judith (address in the member list or use the website contact form to ask for her phone, email or address). All donated seeds must be received by February 8th to be included.
For all seed donations, please include the name of the seed, instructions for growing and maybe even a picture of the plant. Any types of seeds are welcome: vegetables, flowers, fruit, herbs, etc. If everyone donates just one type of seed, we will have 70+ different varieties to share. Share your favorite or best performing plant from your garden and spread the happiness!
Seed vouchers will be distributed to all current members upon arrival at the February meeting so be sure to pick yours up at the door.
As an added bonus, we will also be sharing seed catalogs! Be sure to bring in any extras that you want to share with your fellow gardeners.
Our dedicated committees have been busy during our winter break. Our first three meetings of 2016 are planned and on the calendar!
Here’s what is coming up in February, March and April:
- Low-Maintenance Gardening with Native Plants
- Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade
- Healthy Soils = Healthy People
Get the details on the upcoming events list!