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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.


December Holiday Party - December 13 


SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday,December 13

Where:   Del Mesa Carmel, 500 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley CA

Cost:  A very affordable $40 per person, open cash bar available

You can register and pay on-line at HOLIDAY PARTY 

You will need to login first to register and pay on-line.  (The REGISTER button will appear once you login)
If you've forgotten your login and password, when you try to login, you can ask the system to email you your login and a temporary password.  Just click where it says Forgot my username/password

To pay by check or cash:  Mail to CVGC, P.O. Box 72, Carmel Valley CA 93924

Please email Karolyn Stone (dkrancho@sbcglobal.net) to let her know you are attending.
 

 

What's up with the Carmel Valley Garden Club?


November 8 - Monthly Meeting 

Due to a surprise cancellation of our guest speakers from Humane Animal Control (unforeseen illness), members Judy Tschirgi and Steve Hoch stepped up and gave a "teaser" talk on Succulents.  They are scheduled to give a longer talk for the 2019-2020 season.  They previewed the definition of succulents and general classes of succulents, and some of the successes they've had in growing succulents in pots and in beds.  As well, Steve provided a slight discourse on their inhumane attempts at groundsquirrel control.  Gordon Dill won the raffle for the ceramic pot and succulent.  Carolyn and Bob Rice provided some additional lovely plants/pots which were won by Peggy Dickson, Julie Tomlin and Deb Langley.

November 3 - Field Trip to Kitayama Brothers Wholesale Nursery
Bob Kitayama explaining Gardenias
Gerberas in the greenhouse
            Robert Kitayama                           Gerberas                                 Mini Cala Lilies
Saturday, November 3, 14 Garden club members and a guest, toured Kitayama Brothers wholesale nursery in Watsonville.  Robert Kitayama and his Production Manager, Jimmy Zheng, spent almost 2 hours with us.  We visited the packing area, cold storage areas, and amazing greenhouses where they grow gerbera, gardenia, a variety of lilies, lisianthus, stock, snapdragon and mini-cala lilies.  We learned about their history as rose growers and evolution to the existing varieties of today to  compete against global growers (e.g. better growing conditions for roses in South America).  They explained in detail the processes they use to plant, grow, irrigate, and harvest the various flowers, and the challenges with pests, costs, and vagaries of the market demand for flowers.  It was absolutely fascinating.  Kudos to Ed Dickson for arranging a great tour.  More photos available in the PHOTO ALBUM.

October 11 Meeting
Our excellent October meeting featured Rich King, field Supervisor at the Santa Cruz Puma Project.  Rich presented on the lifecycle and habits of the native mountain lion or puma, the animal with the world record number of names (including Florida black panther, cougar catamount, painter, etc).   His talk was based on the research his organization does; it is a joint effort of UC Santa Cruz and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  We hope to have a copy of his presentation.

Kathy Wittpenn was the winner of the ceramic/succulent raffle.  And thanks to everyone who brought in a clipping!!!


September 13 Meeting

Our well attended September meeting featured Christy Wyckoff, 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.  Click  HERE to view
Christy's presentation.


Marie Goulet was the winner of the ceramic art and succulent. 

The clipping exchange was a big success;  so expect it each meeting. 

 

 

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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          2018-19
    Event Schedule
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Sept. 13  - Deer Life Cycle and Habits

Oct. 11Mountain Lions - Life Cycle and Habits

Nov. 3 - Field Trip to Kitayama Brothers


Nov. 8 - Ground Squirrel Life Cycle and Control

Dec. 13 - Holiday Party -

Jan. 10 - Year-round Vegetable Growing in Carmel Valley

Feb. 12 - Tour of Santa Lucia Preserve


Feb. 14 - Valentine Potluck Party

March 14 -
 Unusual Bees


April 11 - Garden Show Prep

May 4 & 5- 50th Annual Garden Show at Hidden Valley

June Picnic -  Date and Place to be announced

July, August - Vacation Break



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         Carmel Valley Garden Club                                                                                P.O. Box 72 Carmel Valley, CA  93924                                                                                831-626-4878