McMinnville Garden Club, PO Box 386,
Next meeting: June
New meeting location for the 2017-2018 Club year:
Falls Event Center (Evergreen Campus in Highway 18)
510 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville OR 97128
(It is located behind the Water Waves building with the airplane on the top.)
If you need time on the agenda, please let President Elaine know a week in advance of the meeting.
This month’s speaker:
Our October speaker is Barbara Blossom Ashmun, author of How Gardening Has Changed My Life and also Love Letters to my Garden. She will be selling and talking about her book as well as reading from Love Letters to my Garden. Here’s an excerpt from her book, Married to My Garden, pages 46-47.
“Our joy is in tending, even when circumstances are difficult, just as musicians play well even when the lights are hot, even when a string breaks, or a wrong note sounds. Gardening is not a solo performance, for we collaborate with weather and wildlife, with soil and seasons. We are limited by the strength and endurance of our own mortal bodies and the time allowed for gardening, which is never enough. Still, we play on, doing our best and playing with feeling.”
April 28 – Field trip to Wooden Shoe Tulip Fields/ Sebright Gardens
April 29-30 YCMGA Plant Sale at the Fairgrounds
May 04 – Craft at Patty’s 10 am Hypertufa
May 08 – Board Meeting 9 am at June B.
May 11- Nursery Crawl in Salem area. Bring lunches
May 15 – General Meeting Election of 2017/2018 Officers
June 2 – Iris & Peony Nurseries Field Trip
June 21 – Field Trip to Thyme Garden with lunch & tour.
President Elaine Pollack
Vice President Jan Clay
Treasurer Donna Parr
Secretary Marlene Petersen