September 2016


News Archive

Betty Nostrand, Editor
Molly Fisher, Publisher

President's Letter

Welcome to the new calendar year for our garden club! It'll be fun to see familiar faces and get to know those of you who have recently joined the club. A great way to feel a part of this group is to jump in and get involved! Our tomato tasting event is a favorite of mine for the camaraderie and good eats, in a picturesque setting.

There's a great lineup of speakers scheduled for our monthly meetings. We'll be having day tours this year, back by popular demand. At our first meeting we will need to "approve the budget" as a group, with a show of hands. We are also aiming to "reduce our footprint" by recycling at the meeting, the way we are hopefully doing in our own homes. Without further adieu, let's get gardening!

Lori Martin - Co-President

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Misc. Items of Interest

...Please pick up your copy of the Yearbook at the meeting. Each Yearbook will have a name on it so be sure you get yours. Please pick up neighbors or other members that you know can't come to the meetings so we do not have to mail any of them out. Expensive - $1.36 each! If you know you aren't going to be at the meeting, please ask someone to pick up your copy.

...don't forget to check on the website - - for the latest information on activities and pictures. We also now have a Member's Only page that contains the roster and videos of recent speakers at our regular club meetings. Members may email the Co-Presidents to obtain the Id and password.

...In June, the Program Committee is planning a presentation of LAVGC member's favorite plants for our area, growing conditions, and why the plants have earned a special place in the member's gardens. Please send names and pictures of your favorite plants to Sharon Howard for addition into a Power Point document to be presented later in the year. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sharon's contact information.

...Long time garden club member available for house/plant/pet sitting. Lots of experience and references. Available for 2-3 weeks at a time. Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton areas. Would stay overnight. Reasonable rate. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Olivia Cox's contact information.

...Let's Announce the Garden Club! Kim Billingsley is offering our daffodil logo in full color embroidered on your shirt, jacket, sweatshirt, for cost! You bring her your choice of clothing article. A smaller logo for the chest is just $10 and the larger back logo is $15. Get her your clothing item, and the appropriate payment (exact change please) and you can soon wear our garden club logo Loud and Proud! See the LAVGC Yearbook for Kim's contact information.

...dates to save in October - Thurs., 20th for Tour to Berkeley and Thurs., 27th for District Luncheon that we are hosting at Alden Lane!

...Looking for Garden Angels - Periodically club members need some help in their gardens due to illness. If you would like to be on the Angel call list for a workparty, contact Peggy Despotakis. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information. If you know someone in the club who is ill or recovering from surgery or chemo or such and would like some help in their garden, please let Peggy know so she can organize a workparty.

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