Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Our February Meeting ... Thursday, February 14th, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your friends and neighbours at the Grandview Garden Club!Our speaker this month, suggested by Ann Daskal, is Conway Lum, and the topic of his talk — I know I will be interested in this! — is "Why Does My Fruit Tree Not Flower or Set Fruit?"

Have you ever wondered why your fruit tree is not doing what it's supposed to do? Please join us to welcome Conway Lum who will talk about fruit tree quirks. He will explain how to get the best from your fruit trees, how to care for them, how to prune them, and how to deal with pest and disease problems you might encounter.

If you have issues about or problems having to do with your own fruit trees, bring your questions! Samples of your tree or fruit are also welcome (although perhaps it won't be easy to obtain them at this time of year).

You're sure to enjoy this meeting. As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre, which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left on the walkway, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Try to remember to bring your own teacup. Also, if you haven't renewed your membership for 2019, bring your $20 too!


See you there!

Cheers,
Penny Street

Friday, December 14, 2018

Proposed changes to Clinton Park FYI

Kathy Lau, a GGC member, has asked us to post information about a proposed major changes to Clinton Park and to ask people to please go to the City website and express that you don't want these changes to take place.

She says: If you want to keep all of Clinton Park as your neighbourhood park, it’s important to act now. Get everyone in your family to take the survey. It counts.




You will see choices  ….  Please add your comments and put in your postal code.

No. We don’t want half of Clinton Park fenced off & not fully available to the neighbourhood. 
No. We don’t want synthetic (plastic) turf which is toxic .
No. We don’t want bleachers, bright field lights around the park or more noise & traffic.

Do you agree or disagree with installing a new lit synthetic turf field at Clinton Park?
  Strongly agree 
 Somewhat agree 
 Neutral 
 Somewhat disagree 
 Totally disagree  (please click Totally disagree)
 Don't know 

The city is increasing density in our neighbourhood
We need Clinton Park to remain fully available and accessible to everyone.


For more information, please contact Clinton Neighbourhood Committee at clintonpark2018@gmail.com

Friday, November 9, 2018

Green tomato enchilada sauce recipe

Patrick spoke at our meeting last night and sends along this recipe for the green tomato and tomatillo enchilada sauce he mentioned. Enjoy!

https://montanahomesteader.com/green-tomato-tomatillo-enchilada-sauce-recipe/

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Our November Meeting ... Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!
This month's meeting, with presenter Patrick Moore, from the Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, will be something special:

"The Green Streets Garden at Turner and Lakewood: An Auto-ethnography and Oral History"

Each garden has many stories to tell about the people who garden, the wider community, the history of the plants and gardeners who have come before us. Join us this week for a presentation by Patrick Moore, neighborhood resident and UBC professor about the stories behind the Green Streets Garden at Turner and Lakewood.
  • What can a garden tell us about the wider social dynamics of local communities and wider social structures?
  • How are our gardening practices and aesthetics informed by those of our ancestors, including our ancient ancestors?
  • How does gardening contribute to food security?
  • What are the terms of engagement with community members for public gardens? How is that negotiated?
  • How can learning be achieved in a public garden?
 You're sure to enjoy this meeting. As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre, which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Hope to see you there! Please bring your own teacup!!

Questions? Visit our website at http://grandviewgardenclub.blogspot.ca or send us an e-mail at grandviewgardenclub@gmail.com.


NOW'S THE TIME TO PURCHASE
YOUR 2019 MEMBERSHIP!

It's getting to be near the end of the year, so bring $20 and renew your GGC membership for 2019. If you haven't renewed for 2018 yet and you renew between now and the end of the year, you'll get the rest of 2018 and a 2019 membership as well!
If you really don't want to join the club, but want to come to the occasional meeting, it's always a $4 drop in.

But we encourage you to join. By joining, you help us to stay solvent and to pay generous honoraria to our guest speakers.
Plus, with a membership, you get discounts at most garden shops including GardenWorks, Figaro's, and Magnet Hardware (for garden-related purchases but not counting "sea soil"). Just show your membership card at any garden store; many, besides our local favourites, give discounts to members of any garden club.

 

WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL
IN YOUR GARDEN THIS MONTH?

Bring a sample of something from your garden that looks fantastic on the day of our meeting.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Upcoming events...

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 8th, and our speaker is Patrick Moore whose topic will be "Lakewood Garden Tips".

Patrick's street garden, at the corner of Lakewood and Turner, was a feature of this year's East Van Garden Tour, and he will talk to us about the successes and challenges of creating this productive and ever-changing garden in a very public space.

In the meantime, you may want to follow Patrick's blog about his garden.