GRANTS PASS GARDEN CLUB MEETINGS
DATES, PROGRAMS AND SPEAKERS
January 4, 2017 - Carol Genovesi will present "Houseplants - Greening Up Your Home."  Carol is a members of the Grants Pass Garden Club, and a lifetime houseplant nurturer.  Experience has been her best teacher.  (CANCELLED DUE TO INCREMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS)
February 1, 2017 - Judi Maxwell, tentative, will present "Bees - Super Pollinators."  Judi is a Josephine County Master Gardener and Lead Entomologist for the Oregon State University Extension in Josephine County.
March 1, 2017 - David James will present "Sharing Your Vegetables: Plant  A Row." David is well know in Southern Oregon, and elsewhere, as an expert horticulturalist.  In addition, he has devoted his adult life to local programs that provide garden fresh foods to those in need.
April 5, 2017 - The upcoming May Plant Sale (the Garden Club's annual fundraiser) provides an opportunity for experienced club members, many Master Gardeners, to share their knowledge of digging and potting transplants, preparing plants and pots for sale, creative "container-scapes," and much more.
May 3, 2017 - Garden Club Life Members Katie Smith and Mike Zerwer (also a Master Gardener) will present demonstrations of "Flower Design in a Can." 
June 7, 2017 - The Club will honor and recognize members who have contributed to Club Offices and Duties during 2016-17.  The current 2016-17 Board of Directors will be recognized and will retire, effective June 30.  The Club will install the 2017-18 Board of Directors who will begin duties effective July 1, 2017.
ALSO, a portion of this day's meeting will be dedicated to a potluck social.  All members are encouraged to bring their favorite dish.
July 5, 2017 - John Jackson, Bugs R Us Educational Services, will present "Butterflies and Moths."  John is a life-long entomologist and Naturalist with a collection of over 1,200 different speciies from all over the glob.  His presentations are aligned with both the Oregon State and National Science Educational Standards.
August 2, 2017 - Joan Giles will present a PowerPoint on "Everything You Want to Know About Hydrangeas."  Joan is a Grants Pass Garden Club Lifetime Member and longtime grower of myriad hydrangea varieties.  
September 6, 2017 - Doranne Long, PT, MS, author of "Your Body Book," and local physical therapist, will talk about how to deal with the aches and pains of garrdening.
October 4, 2017 - Dani Bell, nursery manager for Farmer's Building and Feed Supply on Dowell Road in Grants Pass will talk about appropriate plants for containers and trellises.
November 1, 2017 - Kristi Mergenthaler of the Native Plant Society will give a presentation about pollinators and native plants.  Kristi is also the Stewardship Director for the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy.
December 6, 2017 - Back by popular demand, the Songbirds Trio and Three River Chorale will entertain for the annual holiday potluck. Kate Campbell is director.
January 3, 2018 - Phil Damewood willl talk about the when, where and how of tree pruning.
February 7, 2018 - Kelpie Wilson, of Wilson Biochar Associates, will present a PowerPoint on the benefits of biochar, the result of a process that converts ag waste, such as wood, manure and leaves, into a soil enhancer.  
March 7, 2018 - John Etchells will show how landscaping doesn't have to be limited to the placement of plants.  Consideration during the design process can provide elements of fun that may end up with trains running through the vegetables.
April, 2018
May 2, 2018 - Flower arranging for the county fair will be featured.
June 6, 2018 - Annual potluck.
July 11, 2018 - A public health nurse, Misty Morningstar, will discuss health hazards in the garden.
August 1, 2018 - Christin Bryk, landscape designer from Mountain View Landscaping, will present ideas for a pet-friendly landscape.