Meeting Thursday September 20

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club wil meet on Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.
Where: Lower Meeting Room G18 at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre,
1111 4th Ave, Ladysmith.
Enter through the main doors and use either the stairs or fully accessible elevator.

Welcome to our first meeting of the 2018 -19 year.
Membership is $15. Exact amounts are appreciated. Cash or cheques only please.
Two registration tables in the hall will be”staffed” before the meeting and during the break:
#1. Returning Members
#2. New Members or those with changed contact information

We are very pleased to have as our speaker, Bob Duncan who, with his wife, Verna, owns Fruit Trees and More. Bob will be speaking on growing Citrus.
Bob comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge as summarized in this bio:
Fruit Trees and More
Nursery & Demonstration Orchard
Bob and Verna Duncan
724 Wain Rd., North Saanich (near Sidney), BC V8L 5N8
Phone 250-656-4269

Bob Duncan
-over 45 years experience growing tree fruits on Vancouver Island
-operates a specialty plant nursery and demonstration orchard near Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
-specializes in temperate, warm temperate, citrus, Mediterranean and hardy subtropical fruit trees
-demonstration orchard includes many varieties of tree fruits including a large selection of citrus and subtropicals
-other types of fruit trees grown include apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries, quince, medlar, kiwis, pineapple guavas, figs, pomegranates, loquats, persimmons, olives, jujube, avocado, pawpaw, white sapote
-orchard used as a teaching tool to demonstrate various training systems and cultural techniques
-trained as a Botanist and Entomologist – worked for Canadian Forestry Service as an Entomologist for over 35 years.

As part of the business meeting we will publicize the Master Gardener Event: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2019 “Beauty and The Beast”.

********Bring a mug for the refreshment break offering tea and decaf coffee. Big thanks to John and Seika for providing the goodies.
THANKS to everybody for the ‘hands up’ and ‘hands on’ participation.
Drop-in fee $5
Any donations for the door prizes draw and the food bank are most welcome.