Wild Plants – Two recommended books  & web site
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Wild Plants – Two recommended books & web site

At our September monthly garden club meeting, Pixie LaPlante spoke about edible, yet often ignored plants.  She brought along samples of a variety of plants that we all “see” in our gardens, but often dismiss as “weeds”, when in fact, many of them are edible and highly nutritious! She also points out you should be … Continue reading

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Oct 22 Club Meeting – speaker – Dave Doolittle of Petal Heads
Digs / Field Trips / Guest Speaker / Lectures / Monthly Meeting / Past Club Events

Oct 22 Club Meeting – speaker – Dave Doolittle of Petal Heads

Light desserts & cider being served at this meeting (in addition to the usual tea & coffee)!  The speaker at our October monthly general club meeting will be Dave Doolittle of Petalheads.  Dave will be speaking about plant breeding and what’s new in the plant world based on his years of working for TerraNova wholesale … Continue reading

Sep 24 Club Meeting – 1pm – Speaker Pixie LaPlante
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Sep 24 Club Meeting – 1pm – Speaker Pixie LaPlante

Our first fall meeting takes place at the Camas Community Center on Sep 24, Wednesday, at 1pm.  (See column at right for directions and map.) Our guest speaker will be Pixie LaPlante, a fun and informative speaker who has a fascinating breadth of knowledge of herbs, fermenting, wild harvesting, gardening, and other fun topics. More … Continue reading

Pumpkins – did you know?
Favorite Plants / Food / Plant Thoughts

Pumpkins – did you know?

Could pumpkins be the true icon of the 20th and 21st centuries? Well pumpkins should be! How did the orange fruit gain such popularity outside the kitchen? Answer: It began with the invention of the home refrigerator. By the late 1930’s electric refrigerators were in many U.S.A. homes, gradually replacing the older “iceboxes”. But, before … Continue reading