Thursday, 28 January 2016

St. Catharines Seed Sunday March 6 2016 9:30 - 4:30 Volunteers

Hi
Seedy Sunday will be March 6 2016 from 9:30am to 4:30pm.  It is a day full of activities - speakers, seed swapping and sharing, vendors, etc.  Lunch is provided for a nominal cost.
Gwen Simpson is the volunteer coordinator and is looking to each District 9 garden club to provide 2 members to volunteer for the event.  


She also asks for seeds in small packets (labelled) for the sharing table, and for any tools, garden magazines and books, and other garden-related items.  


Let us know via email at grimsbygardenclub@outlook.com and we'll connect you with Gwen.


Thanks so much!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Grimsby Garden Club January 2016 NewsFlash

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash
We are here to help beautify Grimsby.  
Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm for social time. We'd appreciate it if you bring your mug.
Membership Renewal
We would appreciate your renewal for 2016.  Our annual fee is modest at $10 single and $15 family. Our membership chair this year is Ginny Thiessen.

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Monday, January 25th at 7:00pm 

Our meeting is Monday the 25th and starts with social time. Coffee, tea, and treats will be waiting for you.

Speaker: Stacey Hickman

Stacey is a Greenhouse Consultant in biological controls with Natural Insect Control. Their booth was an award winner at the recent Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Stacey works closely with Niagara Park Butterfly Conservatory in her work. 

Topic:  Natural Insect Control
Your backyard has everything:  the good, bad and ugly bugs.  Stacey explains how to use the beneficial insects and natural products to control common pest problems such as aphids, slugs and lawn grubs.

Constitution and By-Laws
The board has worked on the Constitution and By-Laws and has approved its release for membership review.  You can see it on our website here:
GGC Constitution and By-Laws
About the GGC Constitution and By-Laws


Activities and Volunteering
A guide to our activities and events this year is on our 'book mark'.  We give them out when you renew your membership - ask Ginny Thiessen for one at the membership desk.  Lauren Doig will have a sign up clip board and we ask you to reserve your spots on upcoming activities such as providing treats for our social time at meetings, participating in the Home and Garden Show, the Plant Sale, Trillium Judging, and more. We ask for volunteers to  maintain the beds at the Elm Street Garden, and to come out for the potting of the Town's hanging baskets in March at Trillium Hill.  


Seedy Saturday in Wellandport Feb 13
Events and activities include exhibitors, presenters, seed retailers, light lunch for purchase with a 1:00pm start. 
Seedy Saturday Agenda:

1:00 pm Start of Seedy Saturday
Seed Swap & Retail all day
1:10 Ryan Waldron - Grimsby Public Library -“Seed Saving Library”
1:30 Colette Murphy - Urban Harvest - "The What and Why of Heirlooms”
2:30 Steven Biggs-  “No Guff Gardening”
3:30 Linda Crago - Tree and Twig - “Planning
your Garden for Seed Saving”
4:30 Wendy Moreton  - “Fermentation”

Event Participants: $2.00 Donation at Door 
Contact: Linda Crago  treeandtwig@sympatico.ca   905-386-7388


Southern Ontario Orchid Society Show and Sale Feb 13 & 14
Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm 
General admission: $12.00 cash only
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave East
Toronto ON M3C 1P2

Visit www.SOOS.ca for $2 off coupon and more information




Grimsby Garden Club 2016 Board Members 
Back row from Left: Jim Howden and Peter Carr-Locke, Middle Row: Sue Lusted, Joanne Johnston, Better Repa, Mary McLaren, Lauren Doig and Ginny Thiessen.  Front Row:  Marilyn Cornwell, Donna McGlone, Beth Sommers.  Not present:  Wendy Frank, Wendy Fletcher.
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