Programs

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A&M Garden Club Meetings 2016-2017
Note: All meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. at
College Station W W Facility (in the Training Room)
2200 North Forest Parkway, College Station, TX 77845
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A&M GARDEN CLUB  2016-2017  
PROGRAMS & PILGRIMAGES
(Note:
all programs start at 9:30 am except those marked with an *, which start at 10:30 am, after the business meeting.)

Aug 12, 2016
“A&M Garden Club Membership Social”
Introduction to the A&M Garden Club & Upcoming Programs Club Officers and Committee Chairs.  
Join us and learn about A&M Garden Club projects, meetings, and events.   Club officers and committee chairs will share information about our exciting activities for the 2015-2016 year. Bring a dish to share and a friend/potential member to the social.

Sept. 9, 2016
“Beautiful Bugs & Butterflies”
Dr. Craig Wilson, TAMU Senior Research Associate, CMSE, will talk to us about butterflies and other 6-legged critters.  

Oct. 14, 2016
* “Composting with Worms”
Charlene Perry, Dig it Organics, will talk to us about raising worms to make beautiful compost for our gardens.  Door prize: a bucket of worm castings for your plants.  See her website at www.digitorganics.com
Pilgrimage:  TAMU Mitchell Physics Building – Rooftop Gardens (rooftop gardens done right!)

Nov 11, 2016 
“Your Secret Garden – Surprisingly Edible (and Drinkable) Landscaping Plants”
Dr. Mark (Merriwether) Vordebruggen has been blogging on foraging for some time and teaches classes on edible weeds.  Come learn about surprising ways to grow edibles!.
Pilgrimage: Provisional, for those who wish, visit our Blue Star Memorial at Veterans’ Park, after our meeting, on this Veterans Day Holiday.

Dec 9, 2016
“Holiday Party/Social/Potluck”
A&M Club members will discuss upcoming programs for the Spring of 2016 and enjoy a garden-related gift exchange and a wonderful pot-luck lunch. 

Jan 13, 2017 
* “Flowers for Spring”
Trish Barksdale, of Trish Barksdale Designs, College Station will talk to us about flower arrangements for the upcoming spring season and all its lovely holidays.

Feb 10, 2017
* “Integrating fish into your Garden”
Sharon Wells, Owner, Earth Galley Farms, will talk to us about the fascinating practice of Aquaponics.  (Note the farm is also on our pilgrimage list!)
Pilgrimage: Earth Galley Farms, Bryan, TX – come see what Sharon was talking about!

March 10, 2017
“Beneficial Bats” (for pollination and insect control)
Dr. Thomas  Lacher, Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU, will talk to us about the benefits bats bring to our gardens.
Pilgrimage:  Round Top Herbal Forum plant sale (even if you don’t register for the forum, the plant sale is open to all, and the gardens are wonderful!)  Round Top, TX

April 11, 2017 ** NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO TUESDAY 11TH  SO AS NOT TO CONFLICT WITH GOOD FRIDAY!!! 
“Food Forest Gardens”
Michelle Ramotowski, “Odd Random Gardener”, will talk to us about a way of gardening that incorporates trees, perennials, and annuals into one leafy, green, delicious, productive whole.
Pilgrimage:  (TBD) Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg and/or LBJ Wildflower Center in Austin (transportation will be provided!) 

May 12, 2017** NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION – MEETING TO BE HELD AT GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.  Usual time. 
“End-of-Garden Club Year” Pot luck lunch – Big Birthday Cake!! – Installation of 2017-2018 Officers, discussion about the upcoming year and information on National and State Garden Clubs, and our own District V/Zone II.

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