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October 2017

November 2017

  • Nov 9 Regular Monthly Meeting

December 2017

  • Dec 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

April 2018

Lynn MacFarland, Best in Show
Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) is a non-profit educational service organization affiliated with California Garden Clubs, Inc. serving the Tri-Valley Area: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol.

LAVGC Vision: Gardening for fun and purpose while working together to share knowledge and promote environmental responsibility.

LAVGC Mission: Encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; Promote better horticultural practices; Promote civic beauty; Promote conservation of natural resources.

LAVGC Brochure.

LAVGC offers special interest groups and workshops on a variety of related subjects.

Different special interest groups include Edible Gardening, Floral Design, Garden Tours and Seed Sharing.

Members take tours to see outstanding gardens, nurseries and to attend horticultural events. Members also perform community service locally and nationally.

LAVGC meets the second Thursday of September through June at Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton.

Regular Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Oct 12 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The LAVGC monthly meeting is at the Alisal Elementary School multipurpose room, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Getting along with the creatures in your garden - Joan Morris speaker

We all have creatures in our gardens, some we love and some we'd rather dispatch elsewhere! Joan Morris, our speaker at our regular monthly meeting, is the pets & wildlife columnist for the Bay Area News Group. She also writes about gardening and is the founder of Our Garden, a demonstration garden in Walnut Creek, and apparently she has some tales to tell!

Dinner with the speaker: We will be meeting at Andy and Yu's, 348 St. Mary Street in downtown Pleasanton, at 5:30 PM on Oct. 12th before the club meeting. All members are invited to attend. It is a great way to meet and converse with the speaker. If you plan on attending, please phone or email Barbara Stott by Noon on Wednesday, Oct 11th. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Barbara's contact information.

Visitors Are Welcome!

Please join us at the monthly meeting or contact us at the Contacts link above. Please take a moment to fill out the New Membership Application Form for Fiscal Year July 2017 through June 2018. Membership dues for February 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 at half the regular dues.

Current members, please use the Membership Renewal form in the Members Only section. Renewal dues are payable May 1 and delinquent August 1. To insure inclusion in the Yearbook, you must renew no later than July 30.

For more information about membership or dues, please email or call Dean Burnett. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Dean's phone number.

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Members Only section

Check out the Members Only section. Click on the 'Members Only' menu selection on any page, enter the Id and password. The Members Only section contains the club Yearbook, speaker video links, club forms, newsletter archives, meeting minutes and more. Members may email the Co-Presidents to obtain the Id and password.

Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Thanks to all who participate in the club workshops, work parties and providing meeting refreshments. > > More

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Talks on Video

If you missed our meeting speakers' informative talk, you can see the video of the talk on the club website Members Only section. Most of our recent club meeting talks are on view there.

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Hospitality News

Sue Farr is continuing as the hospitality coordinator for the club. Her husband Jim, is in charge of the hot drinks. They welcome anyone who would like to join the Hospitality Committee. If interested in helping out with other functions such as the floral arrangements/table decorations, tablecloths, drinking water or ice, you can contact her by email (see the LAVGC Yearbook for contact information) or talk with her at the meetings.

The club provides the plates, napkins, forks & hot drink cups along with the decaf coffee, creamers & sweeteners & the drinking water. The treats that we enjoy during each meeting are provided by members of the club. You can sign up on the monthly signup sheet or just bring something when you are in the mood. When you sign up, I will send you a reminder about a week before the meeting. It is the expectation that members will bring something to share several times each year. We ask that items be easily served "finger foods". They can be sweet or savory, homemade or store-bought, simple or fancy, everything is appreciated.

Last year we started to go green by not buying water in plastic bottles & trying to recycle more of our green waste. We are still using up some of our supply of plastic cups but will soon run out so if you are a water drinker please start bringing your own refillable drinking bottle to the meetings.

Looking forward to another year filled with tasty treats. Sue Farr

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Plant Sale 2018

October is a good month to divide up perennials and ground covers in your garden for the plant sale. After the first rains, many self-seeding annuals and perennials will make their appearance, and these can be potted up. If you know the variety or color of your daylilies and bearded iris, please note this on the label. Customers often ask about this. Pots in various sizes and labels will be available during the October meeting at one of the back tables. Plants potted up in the fall months will make root growth even when the top growth is minimal. Remember that our goal is to sell more plants and sell quality plants.

If you would like to organize a propagation/potting party (seeds, cuttings, divisions, etc.) please let Bill Tallon or Daniel McCright know the details. Also, if anyone wants to make some handicraft items to donate for sale at the plant sale in Maudie's Boutique, please let Bill or Daniel know.

As of this writing, Saturday, April 7, 2018 is the preferred date. It depends on the availability of the Amador Valley High School parking lot that day.

For any questions, please contact Plant Sale Chairmen. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Bill Tallon's and Dan McCright's additional contact information.

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Yearbooks will be available at the October meeting

Please pick up your new Yearbook at the meeting. It will have your name label on it so please get the right one. You can also get ones for friends or neighbors that can't attend the meeting and save us postage. It costs almost a dollar each to mail them out so please pick yours up or arrange for someone to pick it up for you at the meeting.

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