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), 7:00 pm,
of each month in the Fireside Room.
* a week early due to holiday
June 24 Member Potluck
Propagation for the 2019 season has begun. Saturdays from 10:00am until noon at the Wolfe Ranch. Bring your clippers and gloves to learn how to propagate your favorite plants.
2019 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 11, 2019 | Wolfe Ranch
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We have finally reached the culmination of all our hard work and green thumb efforts of propagating and growing approximately 8,000 plants for our annual Plant Sale on May 11. The deadline for this particular article was a few days prior to the Sale, so there is no information on the Sale itself. We will report on that at the next General Meeting on May 20 (Note the date change because our regular meeting day falls on Memorial Day).
The Board sincerely thanks the approximate 55 DIG’ers and their friends and family who have come out to the Wolfe Ranch to help with propagating, planting, caring for our plants, as well as preparing for the Sale, since our first work day on September 8, 2018! Whether you were able to help one day or every work day over the past 8 months, your assistance and participation is important to the success of our Sale. I’m certain that this list of participants will increase before we finish the Sale on 5/11 and the clean up process on 5/18/19.
We want to again thank one of our members, who could not get out on our work days, but graciously wanted to help those who have been working since last September. Sherry Starks, CMT, donated 4 gift certificates, each for a one hour massages. The first was given to Dan Artz whose name was drawn from those workers who have been working this year until mid March. The next 2 Certificates went to John Case and Peggy Menzie, drawn from all the workers between 3/28 and 4/25 and the 4th Certificate will be drawn from the workers who worked from 4/27 to 5/18 for the final preparation for the sale, Sale Day and the after Sale clean up activities. In addition to the certificates, Roxanne Solak donated a very nice gift box of her home made jams and preserves to be included in the drawing at the May General Meeting. Congratulations to the winners and when you see Sherry and Roxanne please thank them for their gracious gifts!
Thinking ahead to our 2020 Plant Sale, we need to start collecting gallon cans and square 4” containers, if you have or can obtain any plant containers this size over the next year, please bring them out to the ranch. There is a can Container to place all cans in. If you know potential sources of containers, or need someone to pick up cans, let me know. These cans are expensive to buy and we use about 8,000 gallon cans each sale. We need all we can get.