Carmel Valley Garden Club Welcomes you to our Club
The CVGC is a nonprofit organization that promotes gardening and education about gardening in our area. We organizevarious projects in our community throughout the year and make donations to local nonprofits from our Annual Garden Show profits to help beautify the community.
Our regular monthly meetings, which are both educational and social, are held on the 2nd Thursday each month at 6:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Community Center on Ford Road. Our membership and meetings are open to everyone with an interest in gardening. We issue an e-newsletter with timely tips for your gardening plus information on upcoming events.
October Monthly Meeting - October 11
Mountain Lions - Life Cycle and Habits
- Richard King, Field Supervisor, Santa Cruz Puma Project
6:45 p.m. for Social Hour and Clippings Exchange
7:30 p.m. for Meeting
Pottery/Succulent Raffle $5/ticket to raise money for Musicians for the Garden Show
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September 13 Meeting
Our well attended September meeting featured Christy Wycoff, Senior Wildlife Ecologist at the Santa Lucia Conservancy. She presented on the Life Cycle of Columbia Black Tail Deer, the common deer we see everywhere, especially now since they are in rutting season. Her talk was based on a 4-year study from 60 trail cameras and 2 million images from the Preserve. We will have a copy of her fascinating presentation available on our website soon.
Marie Goulet was the winner of the ceramic art and succulent.
The clipping exchange was a big success; so expect it each meeting.
Owlbox-building at Ed Dickson's
On August 7, a group of 7 garden club men met at Ed Dickson's house to build 6 large owl boxes based on a design promulgated by Rebecca and Duane of Humane Wildlife Control. Peggy Dickson provided refreshments and lunch. The 7 men were Ed Dickson, Tom Gano, Greg Thompson, Bob Byrne, Ed Morrow, Dean Hatfied, and John Brocco
Aug. 4 Fiesta in the Park Club Booth a Big Success
The Club booth at the 2018 Kiwanis Carmel Valley Fiesta in the Park was very successful. We had a stand-out set of volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday: Bob and Stephanie Byrne, Penny Wood, Theresa Goldberg, June Dawson, Gordon Dill, Elizabeth Blackmon, Julie Tomlin, Diane Woods, Carolyn Rice, Jackie Lynch, Linda Law, Robert Korstanje, Suzanne Taunt, John Balducci, Diana West, Marlene Martin, Patricia Taylor, Jennifer Smith, Janet Brocco, Stacy and Michelle Cepello, Steve Hoch and Judy Tschirgi. We recruited 5 new members and sold lots of plants and clothes. Thanks to everyone for coming out.
July 21st Pop-up Event at Earthbound Farms Stand was a Blast
The Pop-up Walk at Earthbound Farm Farm Stand on Saturday July 21 was a huge success. The 50+ people who turned up to pick gorgeous lavender, sunflowers and more had a terrific time. Janna Williams, farmer extraordinaire, demonstrated all the right techniques to avoid bees and get the best flowers, while helping her trim the fields. We all walked away with gorgeous bouquets, and the Garden Club ended up with over $350 in donations. A great day for everyone.
2018 Garden Show
All photographs from the show are available for viewing on the Photo Albums
Page, accessible from the Main Menu.
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