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.




Thursday, October 11, 2018

Our October Meeting, Oct 11th!

This month's speaker is Bob Tuckey, and his topic is "Growing Native Plants in Your Garden."  Most people don't realize the variety of native plants they can grow in their own gardens. Native plants provide interest, food, and shelter for birds and small mammals; they are also generally easy to care for, once they are established. Bob will be highlighting a selection of native trees, shrubs, and perennials that do well and will add interest to your West Coast garden.

In 2003, after years of being passionate about plants, Bob opened The Natural Gardener garden store on West 10th, specializing in native, rare, and unusual plants. He ran the store until 2015, when he closed it. Since then, he has been an Assistant Manager at Hunter's Garden Centre on West Broadway. Over the years, Bob has been featured on TV, in the newspaper, and in several gardening magazines.


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. See you there!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Our September Meeting ... Thursday, September 13th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!
For our first meeting of the new school year, two of our club members, Cliff Bell and Paul Kjekstad, are presenting. Their talk is entitled “Around the World with Cliff and Paul: Gardens, Flowers and Art.” Their talk will chronicle  some of their travels, and it will highlight the intersection of flowers, gardens, different cultures, and art, always finding the unexpected. A fascinating element to both of them, is the back story or history to what they are viewing. Lucky for Paul, Cliff is an excellent photographer and there are some unforgettable photos of flowers and nature. Hopefully it will inspire you to travel some more, both near and far.

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. See you there!