Garden Club

Are you ready for spring? Plan your garden. Get perennials and seeds from other gardeners. New here? Find out what will survive here.

On Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1 of the Community Centre, the Garden Club will have its first meeting of 2007. You do not have to be a member to join us and contribute or learn about gardening in Tumbler Ridge. This can be a challenge from finding good soil that has no weeds to what plants will provide beautiful colour in your garden.

There are many experienced and long-resident gardeners in the Garden Club who will share their knowledge with others. For those interested in becoming a member, it is $10.00 a year from April, 2007 to May, 2008. There is also the opportunity to learn how to be part of an executive team without having to commit yourself for a year or ?eternity.? Many times in volunteer work or in the work place one may be able to contribute more by being a part of the executive of a group. A two to three-month experience with support from others who have served in an executive position is valuable in many ways. We provide this experience.

We are the caretakers of the Hartford Gardens – the gardens in front of the caboose. Each year we prepare the beds, plant the flowers/shrubs/trees, weed and water. Some persons are able to contribute by working in the gardens. Some can contribute by sitting and learning about plants or just keeping the workers company. Some can contribute by offering some snacks. Some can contribute by using their computer skills to make posters, etc. Some can be on the phoning committee. Some can help choose the plants for planting. Some just attend for education.

The garden tour this year will be Saturday, July 23rd. This has been very successful and those who put their gardens on the tour give many ideas to those touring. We even have a special time for the persons who have their gardens on tour to tour everyone?s gardens. We have been able to provide prizes as well.

For further information contact Jeanette at 242-5272 or Celine at 242-5395 or e-mail Ellen at

See you on the 27th – THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. Happy Gardening.

Ellen Sager, B.A., B.Ed., A.M.C.T.

Box 767

48 Merrick Place

Tumbler Ridge, B.C.

V0C 2W0