Our September meeting will be one that you do not want to miss (in fact, all our meetings are one’s you do not want to miss!), as this is when we will have our first annual Members Competition of Garden Produce. This is a fun evening where we all get to brag about our summer gardening exploits! The September Newsletter will have all the details for joining in the fun.
Our Guest Speaker for the evening is Roger Griffiths who will be presenting on the Channel Islands and the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, and will be talking about those hallmarks of spring, tulips.
And, as we celebrate a bountiful harvest, we also want to give thanks by giving something back:
At our September meeting “garden harvest” we are asking members to help support the Comox Valley Food Bank. “Fresh from the Heart” helps increase fresh food donations to the Food Bank so that all Comox Valley residents, regardless of income, have access to fresh food. The program encourages individuals to purchase fresh food – a little extra fruit, vegetables, meat, milk or eggs locally, for donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank. They also encourage those with vegetable gardens to “Grow a Row” for the food bank.
Many of us grow fruit and vegetables and sometimes end up with abundance. Instead of leaving those extra zucchini on your neighbour’s doorstep, why not bring them to the meeting on September 16th? We will be accepting fresh produce from your garden, as well as canned and dry goods to be donated to the food bank.