October 2018 Monthly Meeting

For our final meeting of the year hosting we welcomed Deb Duchon who spoke about “Forgotten Foods in your Yard“.  Deb explained that many of the plants that are now considered “weeds” are actually tasty and nutritious foods that have been forgotten over time.  She focused in on five edible “weeds” – dandelions, chickweed, acorns, sourgrass (oxalis) and wild garlic/onions.  It was a truly educational program which we all enjoyed.

An MGEV from DeKalb County, Deb is a nutritional anthropologist and ethnobotanist, currently retired, who speaks and lectures nationally and has appeared on Food Network’s “Good Eats”.  

October 2018 Field Trip

We had a great time on our field trip to Fern Ridge Farms in Cedar Bluff, Alabama on October 3rd.  Although getting there was a challenge with traffic and road construction, it was worth the trip.  Eleanor and Patsy were informative and gracious and we all went home with additional knowledge on growing and caring for the wide variety of ferns.  Enjoy the pictures Becky Panetta took that day.

2018 Photo Contest

We had wonderful entries from our members this year.   Kudo’s to Ann Langley who coordinated this event for the second year in a row and put together a wonderful PowerPoint Presentation for our program.  We also want thank Eric Bowles for his judging and helping comments and pointers.  Enjoy the pictures.

Best of Show and !st Place Birds - Prosser, Lori

Best of Show and !st Place Birds - Prosser, Lori
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Summer 2018 “A Bit of Dirt” Newsletter

Ann Langley has published another great newsletter detailing the many activities of our volunteer members.  We salute Kathy Parent she moves into retirement.  There are ideas, recipes and information about future trips and our spring plant sale.

Summer 2018 “Bit of Dirt” Newsletter