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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.
DIG's 27th Anniversary Potluck and Curious Container Competition
Refreshments: Carole Hendrickson, Connie Miller, Lori Mayo
2016 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 7, 2016 | Wolfe Ranch
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Most of us joined DIG to learn more about gardening or to spend time with other gardeners. Once we joined we discovered that there was more; a sense of community. DIG’s purpose as a club is to encourage interest in gardening through education and beautification of the community. Our Annual Perennial Plant Sale allows us to do just that and more.
The plants we grow end up beautifying our neighborhoods. The money we earn goes to paying for our speakers so that we can learn things about our gardens. It also allows us to donate in ways that support our community, making it a better place to live. This quarter we donated to several local organizations. Hope House helps local families in need with food and other necessities. The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed are dedicated to returning Marsh Creek to a more natural and functioning creek including fish, vegetation, and water flow. Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization (HALO), takes care of our furry friends who find themselves in need.
Every year we provide a scholarship for students at local high schools headed to college. In the last few years we have contributed to local school gardens and classes, the Brentwood Library, Contra Costa Master Gardeners, local food banks, and the Delta Science Center. All of which educate or beautify our community in its own way.
Our community is very important to us. If you have ideas how we can make it better, please let anyone on the board know. If you have questions as to why we chose to donate as we did, we can answer that too. Hope to see lots of you at our potluck.
We will celebrate with a potluck supper and Curious Container Competition. Dinner starts at about 7:00 pm, with setup at 6pm, please come early if you can help. Bring an entrée, salad, side dish or dessert to serve about 10 people. Wine and Beer to share are always welcome. All members are welcome! Hope to see you there!
About the Curious Container Competition:
A significant feature of the Anniversary Potluck Celebration is our Curious Container Competition. The plant(s), or flower ‘arrangements’ should be on, or within, or on top of, etc. a container that is not customarily used for plants or flowers. (Some examples of previous submissions include a small olive tree planted in an olive can, a tray carrying a bottle of rose` and wine glass with a floating rose, a toy castle planted with maidenhair fern, and a litter box with catnip.) These creations will be the centerpieces for the dining tables, so keep that in mind for size. The competition will be judged, and it is governed, as always by Calvin’s Rules: we make them up as we go along. The judges are chosen arbitrarily at the last minute, and the awards are given for whatever categories they may choose. If you have no Curious Container, just come and enjoy good food and good company.