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Garden club discussions and progressPosted Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 5:54 PM
More great discussion about planting, preparations, soil testing, etc. but it was honestly disappointing that we did not have any new gardeners and new faces.
I know I am "washing some laundry" http://www.english-sayings.com/dont-wash... but in hopes of revitalizing the meetings, I have to admit that two years ago we started out with a bang and had great participation. Now we are down to the same crew and scratching our collective heads about how to get new folks coming in.
Feel free to air your thoughts here or if you prefer to contact me off-blog Steve@bedfordtradingpost.com
We plan to move back to our original meeting place, if the new owners of the Chinese Buffet are willing and we think they are. Just need to be sure we are on the same page. Eating will not be a requirement, but those who want to enjoy the food or get a drink will have the choice.
We want to remind the community that everyone is welcome and if your children want to come, we would love to develop programs for them as well. You don't need to be an expert gardener, and if you are but don't want to speak up, no problem, we have the talkers already available.
Our theme for next meeting will be the different type of gardening being done by folks. The basic types are ornamental, herbal and vegetable but the methods can range from traditional tilled soil to raised beds, container, inside, terrariums, unique pots, water, xeriscape (low water), landscaping, edible landscaping, conventional, organic, sustainable etc.
From there we want the attendees to fill out an anonymous questionnaire that tells us what they want to learn more about. If we don't have the selection on there, write it in.
Our discussions seemed to gravitate to vegetables and ornamental but if we get a request for something out of the ordinary, GREAT! We want to get out of our comfort zone and learn more.
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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.
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