Garden Club Meeting Thursday 18th

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club wil meet on Thursday, October 18th, 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.

We are excited to have, as our our Speaker, Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm in the Cowichan Valley. Bill is the husband of our Garden Club member, Lynn Jones. Bill is a French-trained chef, author of 12 cookbooks, winner of 3 world cookbook awards and a busy journalist, food consultant and community builder. The opportunity to dine at Deerholme Farm is a relished experience. Bill’s latest book is the Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook (Touchwood Editions, 2015), following up on the successful Deerholme Foraging Book and the Deerholme Mushroom Book. (Touchwood Editions 2014, 2013). He will be speaking on the topic Wild Edibles

Business items:
• November ‘goodies’ sign up
• Approval for Bursary
• Food Bank monetary donation
• Interest in opening gardens for Rotary Tour, May 2019
• Interest in renting FJCC room for centrepiece/ wreath making just before Dec 6th which is our Christmas Pot Luck/ Party date

Membership fee for the Sept to Aug. 2018-2019 year is $15 . Exact amounts are appreciated. Cash or cheques only please. $5 drop-in fee

********Bring a mug for the refreshment break offering tea and decaf coffee. Thanks to Michele and Carol for providing the goodies.
Any donations for door prizes and nonperishable items for the local Food Bank are most welcome.
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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
Email: bvduncan@FruitTreesAndMore.com
http://www.fruittreesandmore.com

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”. mixingitup.org

********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.
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Meeting Thursday May 17, 2018

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May 17th, 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.

Our speaker will be long time club member, Pam Fraser, who served as the trip coordinator for the L. S. Garden Club for six years. Pam has captured numerous photographic images, many of which she will share with us. Pam summarizes her interest in ‘gardens’ as follows:
“My mom was a great gardener with an encyclopaedic knowledge of plants. She got me started early by letting me plant my own rows of radishes, a very satisfactory vegetable with near immediate reward. I have gone on to garden in several homes and have always found it much more preferable to be working outside the house than in. I have also very much enjoyed viewing other people’s gardens- the variety of visions are delightful. I started going on home garden tours in Prince George where there are many fabulous home gardens. The tours were organized by the local garden club, the David Douglas Botanical Society (loved the name!) after a pioneer plant collector. The Douglas fir is named after him. The club is developing a botanical garden at the University of Northern BC in Prince George which is worth seeing. Since moving to Ladysmith I wanted to keep garden touring and and organized trips for our club from 2011 to 2016. I also love to visit botanical gardens when we travel. This presentation is pictures from my numerous garden tours both with the club and travelling further afield. I hope they whet your appetite for gardening touring, and encourage someone in the club to organize more in the future. What’s better than good company and good gardens?”

This will be the last business meeting for the 2017-2018 year and will include the following items:
• Plant Sale Summary. (An amazing crew and harmonious teamwork…a treat to have so many members working so well together. Creativity, productivity and hard work were on display. THANK YOU. Feel free to offer suggestions for improvement.
• Elections and volunteer positions for Sept. 2018 to Aug. 2019
• Summer Pot Luck…many thanks to Jim and Carmen for offering to host. Date in last part of June to be confirmed. Details to follow.
• Garden Visits…our great Speaker Committee is considering a morning visit on July 19th to Nanoose Edibles followed by a picnic and a local garden visit in August. Stay tuned.
• Invitation to Ladysmith Secondary School Commencement and Awards Night Friday, June 8th. Would anyone like to present our award? Presenters meet in the library between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. Program begins at 5pm.
Bring a mug for the refreshment break offering tea and decaf coffee. Big thanks to Sue B and Bennye for providing the goodies.
Membership to August: $5; Returning 2017 members and drop-in $2. New membership year begins in September.

Any donations for the door prize draw and the food bank are most welcome.
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“I like gardening-it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself” Alice Sebold

PLANT SALE May 12, 2018

2018 plant sale poster

Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club
ANNUAL PLANT SALE
SATURDAY, May 12, 2018
Doors open 9 am until “sold out”
AGGIE HALL, Ladysmith
(corner of Symonds St. & 1st Ave. Parking adjacent to hall or on 2nd Ave.)
Perennials, Annuals, Shrubs, Herbs, House plants, Vegetable seedlings & “experienced”
Garden Equipment.
Raffle at the door.
Master Gardeners in attendance to answer to answer all your gardening questions.