Monthly Meeting Thursday February 15

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club wil meet on Thursday, February 15th, 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.

Program:
In spite the recent wet weather, gardeners can plan ahead to cope with summer water restrictions using information from our speaker , DAVID PINK OF WARMLAND IRRIGATION talking about micro watering systems designed and installed to use less water. This “trickle” or “drip” irrigation saves time, effort and money by taking scheduled water directly to plant roots where needed.

Business: Plans for our May 12th Plant Sale…start potting up plant divisions, propagations and ‘starts’ at any opportunity before the big day.🎍

Our club year is now September to September.
New Members ( to August 2018 ) – $10;
Returning current 2017 members-$7.00. Please bring correct change.
$5 drop-in fee for speakers, $2 for member interactive

📎Please bring a mug for the refreshment break.
Donations of **garden related items for door prizes and **non perishable food items for the FOOD BANK are gratefully accepted.

Meeting Thursday January 18

 

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club wil meet on Thursday, January, 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.  

 

Program topic: Underplanting…. basically planting smaller plants beneath bigger.

Our January program will focus on UNDERPLANTING, a practice that will increase the variety and density of plants in any garden, regardless of size. Come and learn and contribute to the presentation and discussion. 

Think not only of trees, but shrubs, flowers, fruit and vegetables or even underplanting in containers. Almost anything goes. 

Underplanting is a fun process…bring your questions or examples and learn from each other. The circle discussion will be initiated and guided by our speaker committee, including 2 Master Gardeners 

Please bring any photos that you think illustrate the Underplanting concept. 

 

Our club year is now September to September. 

New Members ( to August 2018 ) – $10;  

Returning current 2017 members-$7.00. Please bring correct change.

 $5 drop-in fee for speakers $2 for member interactive

 

Seedy Saturdays

Vancouver Island
Seedy Saturdays and Sundays 2018

Saanich Seedy Saturday
Saturday January 13th, 2018 Saanich
We are looking forward to another well-attended event, and excited to announce not one but two amazing speakers. Chef-forager Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm will speak on Gardening with Mushrooms. Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds will be promoting his new book on Awesome Grains & Seeds.

Denman Island Seedy Saturday
Saturday January 27th, 2018 Denman Island
Book a table location and bring your seeds and garden-related items for sale!

16th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 3rd, 2018 Qualicum Beach
The 16th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday, Theme: “Sow, Grow, Enjoy.” This year’s event features two seminars offered by speakers:
Donna Balzer – Topic: ” Three Tips to Sow & Grow a Better Food Garden”
Kathy Claxton – Topic: “Keep Calm – Plant on . . . Make Gardening Fit YOU”

Salt Spring Island’s 23rd Annual Seedy Saturday
Saturday Feb 10, 2018 Saltspring Island
Get ready for your spring plantings! Break out of your seed-coats and come celebrate a communal defrosting and re-ignition of our passions, penchants, and instincts for plant protection.

Victoria Seedy Saturday 2018
Sat. Feb 17, 2018 Victoria
Gardener? Or wish you were? Welcome spring at Seedy Saturday 2018 – Victoria’s premier seed & garden show! Join us at this fun, inspiring, and educational and networking community event for everyone! Hosted by the James Bay Market Society.

West Coast Seedy Saturday
Sat. Feb 24, 2018 Tofino
A fun-filled family event including kids planting tables, island seed co., garden-related vendors, Farmer’s Co-op table (local farm fresh food), seed swap table, compost demos, workshops & more.

Sooke Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 24th, 2018 Sooke
Whether you have been planting for 50 years or this is your first season, whether you have a farm or small pots in your window sill; whether you want to grow a butterfly garden or grow food for your family or for sale, start your season with a visit to Sooke’s Seedy Saturday.

Seedy Saturday 2018 in Courtenay
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 Courtenay
Visit vendors and exhibitors of organic non-GE seeds & plants; local community food security groups, educators and learners; the Seedy Cafe and several local and Island experts on growing and saving seeds.

Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 10, 2018
Community Seed Exchange, Vendors of Heritage seeds, organic seeds, locally grown plants, displays and info. FREE admission.

Seedy Saturday in Campbell River
Saturday March 24th, 2018 Campbell River
A great place to come to find answers to your gardening questions and help you find solutions Amazing plants and seeds for sale…and much more!