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Willits Garden Club - Photo Gallery

The following are member-submitted photographs from Willits Garden Club
meetings and events.
For our May 2016 meeting, we met at Gary's house for our annual end-of-year social. The Willits Garden Club takes a break for the summer months and meets again in September. Here are photos from the happy May gathering, courtesy of Linda Meyerhoff.






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Our April 2016 meeting did not get any photographs, but we had Julie Bawcom give us a wonderful talk about "Earthquakes: How they Formed Our Beautiful Coast."

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In our March 2016 meeting, Ollie Kolkmann gave us a little history and a delightful slide show on birds of Mendocino County. Ollie created the first bird list of Mendocino County back in 1973 with 278 birds and continues to work with the Peregrine Chapter of the Audubon Society. At our meeting, hostess Linda Meyerhoff had put out birdhouses and bird-themed table decorations. We also had a very successful raffle!





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February's guest was Licensed Accupuncturist Diane Smalley, talking about your "Garden Body": getting into condition for gardening and how to make gardening a conditioning event. Pain prevention/self-treatment and best body positions were highlighted.






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In January we enjoyed Carol Cox of Ecology Action, who spoke to us about Gardening in a Small Space, with emphasis on the importance of roots.




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The December meeting on 12/14 was a fun event, creating holiday wreaths using fresh evergreen boughs and gleaming decorative touches, while enjoying the company and fellowship of Garden Club members. Refreshments provided by Lucille and Gary, with others, at the home of Lucille Garcia.





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At the November meeting on 11/9, Beth Brennerman spoke on farming, working with the earth, leading young people, and saving the planet. She recommended several reference books.



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At the October meeting on 10/12/15 we enjoyed Jeff Konicek
and his bonsai trees. Photos by Linda.




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The Fall District meeting on 9/23/15 was hosted by Potter Valley Garden Club
in the beautiful Potter Valley Cemetery. Photos by Linda and Fran.






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The May 11 Membership meeting was a potluck picnic at the home of Gary Bodensteiner, with installation of officers for 2015-2017.

Officers (L to R) Treasurer Pat Collins, President Kitty McGill, Vice President Gary Bodensteiner, Secretary Fran Gardner, and Parliamentarian Bonnie Cook.

Mendo-Lake District President Rhea Pitchard came to do the installation. Pictured above: Gary, Rhea and Kitty.

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Membership meeting of March 9 featured election of officers for 2015-2017 and a visit to the Parducci Winery Gardens and Tasting Room. Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.




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The District meeting on February 25 was hosted at Willits. District Director Rhea Prichard led the meeting and each district Club gave an activity report, followed by an excellent lesson on flower arranging from certified flower judge Mary Arakelian.
Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.




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The February 9 meeting at Golden Rule Clubhouse featured speaker Julie Bawcom
on the subject of Tsunamis. (Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.)





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The first 2015 meeting, on January 12, featured Dr. Don McEdwards
speaking on "Groundwater and Remediation."
Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.




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We met in December at Lucille's house to make beautiful Christmas wreaths and enjoy soup, muffins and desserts. Thank you Lucille! (Photo by Fran.)


Meeting on November 10, 2014 featured Jerry Shaul speaking on "Native Plants."
(Photo by Linda Meyerhoff.)



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Membership meeting October 13, 2014 was a potluck and "goodbye" to Virginia Thomas,
as well as a presentation by Ollie Kurkmann, "Birds of Mendocino County."
Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.





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The Golf Tournament Scholarship Fund Raiser on July 19, 2014 featured a
delicious Lunch by Lucille, exciting raffle prizes and, of course, golfing.
Photos by Fran Gardner.





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Membership meeting September 8, 2014 featuring Master Gardener Melissa Bourney.
Photo by Linda Meyerhoff.



District Garden Club meeting on June 25, 2014. Photo by Linda Meyerhoff.




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Garden Club Picnic Potluck and Scholarship Awards on June 9, 2014. Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.






2014 Scholarship recipients Annalise Smith & Adeja Avansino

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WGC meeting on MAY 12, 2014. Beth Riedel, Herbalist (AHG, NC) spoke and distributed a handout on drought-tolerant herbs for healing, health and beauty. Photo by Linda Meyerhoff.




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District meeting on APRIL 23, 2014. Gary Bodensteiner was nominated and elected to become Assistant Director of the Mendo-Lake District Garden Club starting June 2014. Photos by Linda Meyerhoff.







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2014 - APRIL 14 - TOUR OF GOLDEN RULE GARDEN at Ridgewood Ranch







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A special tree, a special light, a special snowflake.......that was Peggy to us.......
JANUARY 2014


JUNE 2013


APRIL 2009


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