For the March meeting of the Plant and Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge, a program was given by Jim Leser entitled, "A Closer Look at Garden Visitors."
Jim, one of our favorite guest speakers, has done numerous presentations in the past on numerous subjects, all of which have been informative as well as entertaining. So it was with pleasure that we anticipated his presentation on his specialty, entomology, And we were not disappointed. Jim enlightened us on practically every bug that crawls, flies or feeds in our gardens. He gave us good tips on how to control unwanted "guests" as our garden season progresses. His presentations are always accompanied by colorful pictures and his narrative expands ability to handle problems that might arise. Thank you, Jim, as always, for sharing your knowledge with us.
Larry Claxton, president of the Cedaredge Community Garden, made a short presentation on this organic garden, a volunteer undertaking. He explained that the garden gives vital fresh produce to the Cedaredge Food Bank throughout the summer as well as allowing participants to grow vegetables for their own use and enjoyment. He stated that the Community Garden needs funds. Anyone who wishes to donate can send a check made out to the Cedaredge Community Garden and can send it to him at 1020 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, CO 81413.
In April, the club will take a field trip to Superior Sod Farm in Montrose to learn about this industry.
We continue every month to learn about all aspects of gardening, give back to our community through our involvment in community projects at Pioneer Town and Horizons Care Center, and of course, enjoy the companionship of friends. We invite you to join us. Find out more about our club and our meetings by calling 856-7077 or 856-3897.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.