President's Message | March 2015


I’m a procrastinator. I’m an ambitious procrastinator. I collect seed packages with the intention of starting, then transplanting the seedlings and growing all kinds of yummy vegetables or pretty flowers. I seldom get them in soil to start and if I do they usually languish in the pots, never making it in the ground to grow. On the occasion I do get them planted they seem to ripen when we are out of town or we just don’t cook what we planted. (What do you do with that much Swiss Chard?) This year I resolve to do better. We bought a cold frame to start seeds in and last weekend we meticulously pushed seeds into recycled 6 pack containers in the hope we’ll harvest cucumbers and watermelons some time this summer. I’m going to try and grow carrots & radishes in containers on the back deck. And sprinkle some of the flower seeds on the bare spots in the yard. Soon. I’m going to do it soon. Yes, I’m an ambitious procrastinator.

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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
March 23—John Case on Cycads
April 27
May 18

Board Meetings
April 7
May 5
June 2

Propagation Workshop

Please join us Saturday, February 14, as we move our operations to Wolfe Ranch. Check your Weeder  for more information. See LOCATIONSfor more information.

2015 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 9, 2015
Wolfe Ranch


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John case | march 23rd meeting

Cycads 101; everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

John has been an avid gardener for 12 years and specializes in palms, succulents, cactus, and other tropical plants. He gives presentations to interested parties at local nurseries on various and sundry gardening topics. He also does outreach to new gardeners through DIG and to various nonprofit and educational groups. John is currently a volunteer at John Marsh Elementary School in Brentwood as an advisor to their Garden Club

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Look great and be recognized as a Club Member

Pat will be accepting orders for personalized items at the next DIG meeting. Be sure to order your Shirt or Apron early so you'll have it for the sale in May. You'll be receiving an email soon with more information. Download the order form here.

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