The September gathering of the Plant & Dig Club of Cedarage was held at Cedaredge Park on a beautiful, if cool, late-summer day last month. We gathered for a picnic and our annual plant/produce and garden implements sale. Members brought the bounty of their summer labor to share with others, each paying $5.00 and then choosing from the wealth of goodies the treasures they wished to take home. The money from this sale goes toward our philanthropic donations at Christmas time. It is fun for each of us to see what others have produced during the summer and to share the rewards of our own garden.
Again this year, the Cedaredge High School band serenaded us as they marched in the Homecoming parade down Main Street. We are lucky that our meeting coincides with the Homecoming festivities and have the privilege of listening to the good music the band produces and see our outstanding young people who are enjoying the activities.
September was unusually quiet concerning our activities at Pioneer Town and Horizons Care Center. That will change this month as we ready the beds at Pioneer Town and the lovely big flower pots at Horizons for their winter respite. Both areas will soon get "the works," especially since we have had a couple of early frosts.
For our club's October meeting, members will be scouring their gardens for material to make dried arrangements. Members Barb Klein and Kim Dement will direct the activities to help us achieve maximum beauty from the bounty that has been provided to us by Mother Nature, the results of which will go home with each of us to be enjoyed throughout the coming months.
We invite you to join us in our endeavors. We meet the third Friday of every month. If you are interested in learning about all phases of gardening, joining us in our community projects, supporting our scholarship program and in just having a good time with friends, we would welcome you as a member. For more information you may call 856-7077 or 856-3897.