Our January meeting was productive as all members contributed ideas for the year's upcoming programs. And as usual, those that were chosen are a great mix of learning more about many phases of gardening, the community around us, and providing for crafts, artwork and enjoyment. The schedule is as follows:
February: Club member and master gardener Gloria Good will present a program on succulents and other house plants. Each member will have the opportunity to create a small succulent garden to take home;
March: Jim Leser (our favorite guest speaker) will present a program, "Critters in our Garden & Garden Weeds";
April: A field trip to a local sod farm;
May: Club member Joan Chambers, conducting an indoor/outdoor tour, demonstrating her favorite ways for plant propagation, composting and soil enhancement;
June: Club member Judi MacKendrick will guide us through a program on her love of herbs, their growth and uses in the kitchen and the medicine cabinet;
July: A wildflower-viewing expedition to Grand Mesa and brown bag lunch;
August: Club member Patt Jones will show us the techniques of "Flower Pounding" to make beautiful art pieces;
September: Annual plant sale and picnic at Cedaredge Park;
October: Field trip to a working farm near Montrose with luncheon afterwards at Remington's restaurant;
November: Making holiday wreaths, incorporating the many colorful and beautiful seed pods, grasses, etc. from our gardens;
December: Christmas party and gift exchange;
January, 2019: Installation of new officers and yearly planning session.
Club member and master gardener Kathleen Ray has proposed that our club (hopefully with participation from the other clubs in the area), create panels for the RiverWalk project along upper Surface Creek trail. She will be spearheading this project and will work closely with LaDonna at Cedaredge Library. This will be another way for us to use our talents as gardeners, writers and artists to enhance our community. We look forward to helping Kathleen make this dream become a reality.
Our club prospers because of the dedication of its members to our goals of learning, community service and friendship. We invite you to be a part of this organization. For further information you may call 956-7077 or 856-3897.