• Civic Projects 2017

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    President Larry Clark shares the following civic projects and events the Garden Group supports.

    FRUITVALE SCHOOL

    The Garden Group donated both time and money to the Fruitvale School in 2017.  The Fruitvale School was built in 1889 as a one room country school house that supported the area of Lincoln school kids.  It is now a community center about 7 miles northeast of Lincoln providing educational and agricultural programs for children in this area.

    CITY OF LINCOLN LIBRARY

    The Garden Group supported our local library in several ways during 2017.  We maintained on a weekly basis, the plants inside the Library including watering, pruning or replanting when necessary the several dozen indoor plants.  In addition to this effort, the Garden Group purchased and donated to the City of Lincoln Library, garden related magazine subscriptions that are available to the residents of Lincoln for their use and review while at the library.

    CITY OF LINCOLN COMMUNITY GARDEN

    The Garden Group continued to support the Lincoln Community or Tofft Memorial Garden that has been in existence since 2012.  The Garden Group financially supported the community garden in 2017 and several members of the Garden Group have continued to be actively involved in its support and upkeep.  The Community Garden supports the Salt Mine, St. James Community Garden in Lincoln and the South Placer Food Bank by providing fresh vegetables to each during the growing season.

    THE SALT MINE

    The Garden Group supported The Salt Mine located in Lincoln this past year with a financial donation to help provide holiday meals for the people of Lincoln in need.  This donation was in addition to the fresh vegetables furnished to the Salt Mine via the community garden.

    LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AG FARM

    The Garden Group supported the local Lincoln High School Ag Farm program with a financial donation this year.  We understand that the money will be used towards the creation of hedgerows and bee hives at their facility outside of town where they have over 400 acres that either has been purchased or leased to them for their safe keeping and development toward agricultural research and school programs.

    SHOWS 2017

    During 2017, the Garden Group held a Flower Show in May at Kilaga Springs Lodge and a Rose Show at Orchard Creek Lodge in April. Both shows were very successful and well attended by members of the community.  We received some very nice compliments from people attending our shows.

    SCLH YARD EXPO

    In August, the Garden Group participated in the Association’s Yard Expo held at the Orchard Creek Lodge where various vendors, speakers and food were enjoyed by all that attended.  Our booth was the best decorated booth at the show and we received not only positive comments but new members who signed up as well.

    SPRING PLANT SALE

    In April, we held our spring plant sale at the Sports Pavilion where turnout and support was great and we sold over $1300 in plants and items donated by members of the community and Garden Group. We were also supported in this effort by several of our local stores and nurseries who donated items that were used in the opportunity drawing that was held at the conclusion of the sale.

    GARDENERS TABLE TALK

    In August, we held a gardeners table talk at the Sports Pavilion where members of the garden group rotated among four tables discussing roses, citrus, container gardening and edible gardens preceded by bagels, muffins, and coffee.  The turnout was wildly successful and many members remarked the early morning hours for this event were much more comfortable than the afternoon ice cream social that has traditionally been held at that time of the year in the past.

    HARVEST SOUPER SOCIAL

    In place of our annual Holiday Brunch, we held a November harvest soup and salad luncheon served with hot cider as you entered the Secret Garden.  Once again, the participation was great and a fun and engaging Gardening trivia contest concluded a successful event.

    GENERAL MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

    We had great programs throughout the year at our monthly general meetings including topics ranging from bees, citrus, water gardens, organic gardening, and a local pumpkin farm presentation.  Field trips included the pumpkin farm, the Lincoln High School Ag Farm, an iris farm, lecture and luncheon at High Hand Nursery, and a Christmas tour and brunch at Pottery World in December to conclude out year. As you can see, the Garden Group has had a very busy year. 

    Through our plant sale, the monthly brown bag sales and other donations, we were able to support many civic and local activities as well as providing interesting speakers at our monthly meetings.  For more information about our group, please visit our website:   lhgardengroup.org We hope that you enjoyed this past year and encourage you to join us again next year as we embark on more shows and activities in 2018. 

    Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays to each and everyone.