The Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge kicked off 2017 with the installation of officers who will serve for the next two years. Each was presented a rose bouquet. Members also discussed gardening plans for the coming summer and set the schedule of programs for 2017. It is as follows:
Feb. 17: Kathleen Ray, who will present a program entitled, "Awakening the Quiet Within;"
March 17: Migratory birds that visit our gardens, and hummingbirds;
April 21: Visitation to "Waste Farmers" facility in Delta to learn about their innovative soil-making operation;
May 19: Tour of arboretum at Pioneer Town;
June 16: Jim Leser returns for another great program (subject TBA at a later date);
July 21: A tour of Ron and Judi MacKendrick's herb garden;
Aug. 18: Wildflower viewing on Grand Mesa;
Sept. 15: Annual plant sale and picnic at Cedaredge Park;
Oct. 20: Kim Dement and Barb Klein, arrangements with dried autumn beauty from our gardens;
Nov. 17: Winter bird feeding; and
Dec. 15: Christmas party.
Our members are looking forward to another year filled with information, laughter and fun, enjoying friendship and learning rolled into every meeting.
All who are interested in gaining new knowledge of all aspects of gardening, friendship and community service are welcome to join our club. For more information you may call 856-7077 or 856-3897.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.