What a great time the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had at its March meeting, held at the home of Gloria Good and looking down on Surface Creek. We watched the birds at the feeders, talked about our own experiences with the birds in our garden, and had the opportunity to listen to Gary Good tell us about his bird watching experiences. And Gary, an avid bird watcher, had many to share.
All agreed that birds play an important role in our enjoyment of our gardening experience. Good ideas were shared about feeding them along with recipes for homemade suet and other concoctions. Thank you, Gloria, for sharing your home and its lovely setting. And special thanks to Gary for his good stories and tips.
The club has an informative field trip planned for the April 21 meeting. We will meet with Julie Stransky, who, along with her husband, Neal, have brought "Soil Farmers" to Delta. This unique concept turns waste materials into rich, useable soil. Their plant is in full operation this month and we are looking forward to learning about how they accomplish this earth-friendly transformation. What fun it will be to bring home to our own gardens the finished product.
Do you like to garden? Do you enjoy making new friends? Do you like the idea of helping others learn about gardening through our scholarship program? Do you enjoy "giving back" to our community through our ongoing projects such as maintaining gardens at Pioneer Town and courtyard enhancement at Horizons Care Center? If so, then come and join us in our endeavors. We enjoy making new friends, too. For more information you may call 856-7077 or 856-3897.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.