President's Message | March 2015

Ready Set…Go Plant!

As our annual plant sale approaches I’ve been checking out the plants at our growing grounds. What an assortment! What do I need for my yard? What will live in my yard? Oh, that’s something new! The anticipation mounts. It may be a lot of work to put on the sale, but it’s also a lot of fun. We get to play in the dirt and visit with old friends and make new ones. When our customers get here on May 9th we can be proud of what we’ve accomplished. I really want to thank everyone who has helped and remind everyone that we still need workers for the sale. Being a “Counter” is one the most important jobs
and one of the hardest. In the “Holding Area” we need people to watch over (guard) our customers plants while they shop for more. We need volunteers for these jobs and others. We have jobs available for all abilities. We also need people to bring cookies to offer to our customers while they wait. Please sign up at the next meeting or on a Saturday work day or give me a call.

My biggest Thank You is to the Wolfe’s for use of their ranch & water. Without Peter and Jane we would not be able to have the sale in such an ideal location.

Time to head out to the Garden!

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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
April 27—Shawna Anderson on beneficial insects
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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shawna anderson | april 27th meeting

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

There are many plants that attract beneficial insects (the good guys) that eat the bad bugs; many of these plants already exist in your garden. Shawna will bring a few to show and present a slideshow with both plants and beneficials. Shawna Anderson is an
Advanced California Certified Nursery Professional for Orchard Nursery & Florist, Inc. in Lafayette. In 2006 she completed her studies in Horticulture at Diablo Valley College and also now has her own business called “Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers” where she creates containers and gives garden consultations throughout the East Bay Area. Shawna serves as the Horticultural Chair of the Herb Society of America and is also a Certified Master Gardener.

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