Meeting March 21st

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.

***********COME at 6:30pm for advance sales of the vegetable seedlings.
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.

With Spring having just arrived, we are delighted to have as our speaker, Dorothee Kieser addressing the topic of Healthy Edibles.
Dorothee is an enthusiastic veggie gardener and hence likes volunteering at the Beban Learning Gardens where veggies get started for the community. She is a certified Master Gardener, keen on outdoor education, and is a mentor for the school program at Milner Gardens and Woodlands. She has a huge veggie garden that keeps her family fed. Dorothee will bring veggie starts for sale as a fund raiser for Beban Learning Gardens.
Plant Starters are $2.25 for 4 inch pots and $5.00 for Gallon Pots
Beban Learning Gardens will begin selling starters plants on Wed., March 20, directly from their greenhouse in Beban Park, beside the golf course. Every Wednesday from 10 to noon, from now until June, you can come and buy vegie, herb, and beneficial and edible flower starter plants, grown as organically as we know how, right on our site. Lots of gardening advice is available, as well. You are welcome to browse around our garden and see what we are growing.Plants we will be selling for the rest of March and into early April include:Snap peas, broad beans, sweet peas, thyme, rosemary, mustard, mizuna, strawberries, and lots more
☛Notices:
🌺🌶Our PLANT SALE on the second Saturday in May (May 11th this year) is a very important fund raiser for the club. Please consider volunteering for the Plant Sale Committee and/or to help out with the sale when the sign-up sheet is circulated at the meeting. Also please keep the Plant Sale in mind when when you are: starting seeds (sow a row for the sale) dividing, propagating, thinning or “renovating” your perennials, culling houseplants, clearing out garden books or magazines and replacing usable garden equipment or garden related items. Prizes for the RAFFLE are also highly valued. THANKS in advance for the time, talent and effort that goes into this event.

✔︎Election of officers for the 2019-2020 will take place at the May meeting. Nominations or willingness to continue will be determined in the interim.

✲The Cowichan Valley Garden Club plant sale is on April 27, 2019 at St. John’s Church Hall 486 Jubilee St in Duncan. It runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale includes interesting, unusual and hard to find specimens which have been tested by local members in local gardens. Pollinator-bee friendly plants will be identified and a master gardener as well as knowledgeable and enthusiastic club members will be available to answer questions.
☕️Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be available at the break. “Lug a mug” from home. Thanks to Susan B and Joanne A for providing the goodies.
Donations of non perishable goods for the Food Bank and items for our door prizes are gratefully received.
Membership is prorated at $10 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year. $5 Drop in

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