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Hey, Weed'em & Reap is back this Friday at New Century in ShelbyvillePosted Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7:53 AM
I hope some of my new friends from Shelbyville Garden Club will attend? We had a great visit yesterday and discussed one of my favorite topics, organic gardening. We got to touch some of the basics, but I almost lost one to an after lunch nap. Those who know me, know I could not let that happen. :-)
I would venture to say that there were some in the room who knew as much, if not more than me, but they were kind not to show it.
I knew they were a gracious group when I noticed a lady who was smiling big time, but appeared to have her head cocked a little so I asked her if she could hear me. Her response, (with a huge smile) was that she could not understand most of what I was saying but she could tell I was doing a good job. Ya gotta love that kind of audience.
I moved closer and tried to speak louder, but it may have been the speed of my talking. I tend to speed up as I get excited and talking organics can do that to me.
Anyway, a good question came up about membership. Could they belong to their club and W&R? Why sure! Once you come, you are a member, but since there are no dues, attendance rolls, or officers we take no offense if you want to be a member of any club. In fact we love to hear the growing wisdom you learned elsewhere.
We gather between 6-7 pm depending on if you want to get something to eat and by 7 pm we start channeling our conversations to growing stuff.
Sometimes we fire up the computer for a "show 'n tell" or to do research. Maybe we will have a presentation if someone is really fired up about something, or we just share our garden experiences over the past two weeks.
Not a gardener? No problem, we have plenty of enthusiasm to share. We'll have you growing weeds in no time.
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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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