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Gardening Club - Do we want to change the day?

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 5:15 PM

We apparently have some folks who find Friday evening inconvenient and we want as many as possible to be able to attend.

While we can not change this coming Friday meeting, we want to pose the question, is Saturday evening at 6:30 a better time?

We will need to ask that question in the paper as well, but what do you think?


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I only speak for myself here, but the day/time is not a problem for me. Perhaps we could vary the restaraunts? Maybe meet at KFC or, hey, is that quaint lil Italian place near the theatre still in business? I can't remember the name of it. I'm sorry, but Asain and Mexican food just doesn't appeal to me. Even the smell of it just turns me away.

I'm open for any other suggestions, too.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 6:40 PM

I have to work on Saturdays.

As much as I love coming to the meetings, I could just get a summary of the meeting if the date is changed.

-- Posted by Mary on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 7:56 PM

I have yet to be able to make it to a meeting, but I would be able to make it on Saturdays. Although I'm not suggesting that the day change simply to meet my schedule. If the majority of people wish to keep meeting on Fridays, then that should be the day. I would just love to be able to make one of them.

-- Posted by Thom on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 8:01 PM

Bocelli's is still alive and well.

Alas,some people are sensitive to some foods and spices.

Mixing it up might give us variety,introduce people to new places and assure that no one got inconvenienced by the choice of restaurants tooo often.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 9:35 PM

Changing to other locations is fine. We just need to get approval from other places before we set the change. Craftin_Mom, maybe you could find one for us?

If we change to Saturday night or Sunday, I may be able to get the Chamber. Friday's are booked pretty full.

What about Sunday evening. Too much competition from night church service?

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 10:10 PM

quantumcat - have you been to one of the meetings? Were you the woman I met last week?

Saturdays are bad for us, but Sunday night could work.

-- Posted by cfrich on Thu, Apr 17, 2008, at 11:14 PM

Ohhhhhhh, here's an idea for meetings during nice weather.... how about the park, outside? Those of us with kidlets can let them run wild while we talk gardening. Of course, I'm not sure how this would work on a rainy day, but it's a thought.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 8:05 AM

I have always wanted to join a Gardening Club...Do you have to live in town to join..I may be wrong but I thought Bell Buckle has their own club...I love flowers and I love Veggie Garden's..I live in Wartrace ...so could I still join this one..I would love to come to the meeting tonite..but we have a funeral to go to this afternoon and then we want to spend some time with Helen...

-- Posted by rebelrose on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 10:38 AM

cfrich,could be.

I've attended one meeting.

The parks sound good.

We might do different ones and even check them out for possible garden club projects.

Maybe we could use a Rec Center meeting room or the Fly for wet days.

We could attend in our swimsuits or raincoats but I don't think the laptop,screen,etc. would fare very well in a drizzle.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 10:43 AM

I would be open to an outside meeting. The issue probably is timing. Many of us use the daylight hours to garden and do many other chores. We might have trouble getting a good turn-out but it is certainly a good idea. I would like to take a field trip, maybe to Carlton Farms that is in today's paper.

The club is OPEN TO ALL. Even though most will be from Bedford County, I don't think anyone will mind if you are from another county or just in the area visiting.

Rebelrose, you won't miss anything tonight. We only meet every other Friday and our next one is next week the 25th. PLEASE feel free to come! We want to have the participation of ANYONE who loves to, or would like to garden. Houseplants, veggies, outdoor ornamentals, hydroponic, water gardens, or whatever your interest.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 10:51 AM

Will it be posted in the paper the time and the place on the 25th ??? Do we have to wear fancy stuff ??? I am a jeans and flip flop person...Souns like so much fun..I love people and I love to talk...

-- Posted by rebelrose on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 11:02 AM

Steve, Carlton Farms in Eagleville? He actually works at MTSU, Ed's really nice.

quantumcat, were you wearing the black and white dress when you went to the meeting? If so, then I thought it might be you.

-- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 2:06 PM

Yes, Ed Carlton from MTSU. He may live in Eagleville but the farm operation I met him at was off Unionville/Deason Rd here in Bedford County. He might have land in Eagleville as well. Never asked that.

Our meetings are FAR from formal rebelrose. Just come as you are. I will submit a letter to the paper this weekend re-capping last meeting and giving the time and date, but I don't know when it will be published.

Just in case, it will be this coming Friday, the 25th, at the Hong Kong Restaurant on Madison Street in Shelbyville. We usually get there at 6:30 if you want to eat, chat separate conversations until 7:00 and then start a unified meeting.

It last for about an hour and a half, but nothing is set in stone. We don't have officers or any formalities, just talk gardening.

We did have a request for me to put something together about "enabling gardens" for the elderly and handi-capped, so I might have a 15-20 minute computer slide show.

We try to bring cuttings, plants or seeds to share, but if you don't have anything, please don't let that stop you.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 9:41 PM

It was Unionville - since I'm still new to the area, I get all the towns confused...

-- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 10:23 PM

Ed Grew up in Rutherford County but now lives on the Farm in Unionville.Worked with him for years.

-- Posted by kendadk on Sat, Apr 19, 2008, at 12:45 AM

When our crops start coming in full swing, we should have a "canning" presentation for those of us that have no clue how to can.

I don't want to waist a single veggi, so canning and freezing seems logical to me. The only problem is, I don't know where to start with canning.

I have to grow something to work with, first!

-- Posted by Mary on Sat, Apr 19, 2008, at 8:54 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.