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President's Message | January 2016

Rain, Rain, Rain!

Happy New Year. This year is off to a good start. It’s so nice to wake up to the sound of rain falling on the roof. I have visions of our reservoirs filling up,the ground soaking up much needed water, the snowpack piling up and our beautiful hills turning green again. We’re so lucky to live in this beautiful state of ours. Even though the drought is far from over, the rain brings the hope that it might be the beginning of the end of it. It has forced us all to learn creative ways to water and just how much less water many plants can get by on. I’m enjoying growing and learning more about succulents too.

Our propagation has been so successful. The greenhouse at Wolfe Ranch is bursting with plants already and thanks to Carolee and Robin, we have nearly 500 native plants started for this years plant sale. Thank you to all of our dedicated Diggers who have helped with propagation and potting up plants. I’m looking forward to this year of gardening, learning and another successful plant sale and also working with all of you.

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Brentwood Community Methodist Church

809 Second Street, Brentwood

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Important Dates

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church,
809 Second Street in Brentwood.

Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday, (after the first Monday),
of each month in the Fireside Room.

General Meetings
January 25
February 22
March 28

Board Meetings
February 2
March 8
April 5

Propagation Workshop

We are gearing up for this year’s Annual Perennial Plant Sale. Come join the fun, socializing, and work at  Wolfe Ranch, 700 Creek Road, Brentwood. Future sessions will be announced prior to the Saturday work day. Check your Weeder for more information. See Locationsfor directions.

2016 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 7, 2016
Wolfe Ranch

This month’s meeting will be our Annual Gardening Auction. Once again we are so fortunate to have Emil Geddes as our auctioneer. Together with Steve, they make it a lively and entertaining event.

We do need stuff to auction so everyone is asked to bring items to donate to the auction. Its a great time to clean out your garage. Mostly we want garden related items, but kitchen items are fine too. No magazines or baskets please. Come right in at 7:00 p.m. There will be tables around the room to deposit your donations. Then head to the kitchen for refreshments to enjoy while you look over the available items up for auction.

The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Richard and Ginger will be our cashiers and we will accept cash and checks, but no credit or ATM cards. Any items not sold will go home with the bringer. This is always a fun event. Don’t miss it.