Club Year: Sep - Jun
Auburn Garden Club
The club meets from September through June on the fourth Monday of each month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1279 High Street (near the entrance to the Gold Country Fairgrounds). Meetings start at 9:00 AM sharp, with a social time from 10:00 to 10:30 AM, followed by a program. Currently scheduled programs are listed below.
2012-2013 Meeting Programs
September 24, 2012: Composting with Worms. Carolyn O'Connor, from Sierra Worm Compost. Learn the why and how of making and using worm compost, Nature's ultimate soil builder and plant growth enhancer.
October 22, 2012: Living in Harmony with Wildlife. Kari Freidig is from Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.
November 28, 2012: Adaptive Gardening. Katrina Leonidov Fairchile, APLD, is a landscape designer and horticultural therapist. She is also known as The Garden Gal/Leonidov Landscape Designs.
December 10, 2012 11:30 am: Holiday Party. Our annual holiday party will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Please bring a garden-related gift ($5.00-$10.00) to exchange (optional).
January 28, 2013: Landscape Principles. Larry Carducci is a landscape architect and UCD landscape instructor, as well as a former member of the Auburn Garden Club.
February 25, 2013: What's New?. Our annual visit from Trey Pitsenberger, owner of Golden Gecko Nursery in Garden Valley, is always informative and entertaining. He will speak on what's new this year in gardening.
March 25, 2013: Organic Techniques & Successful Edible Gardening. Alison Harris is the owner of Peas and Harmony which designs edible landscapes to share the pleasure of local organic food. Before organic farming, Alison was a registered nurse specializing in pediatric cancer research. She is also a school garden creator, and much more.
April 22, 2013: Cooking with the Seasons. Joanne Neft opened the Foothill Farmers' Market 20 seasons ago, and 15 years ago founded the Mountain Mandarin Festival. She is the owner of Lincoln's Persimmon Cafe, a small restaurant featuring PlacerGROWN in-season meals, and is the author of two very successful cookbooks, which will be available for purchase and signing after her talk.
May 20, 2013: Grant Presentations. The recipients of this year's grants will be announced, followed by questions and answers from our own panel of experts.
June 10, 2013 – 11:30 am: End of Year Luncheon. Annual installation of officers and end of year luncheon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The Club often schedules field trips throughout the year to various destinations in the area on interest to gardeners.
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