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Meeting Calendar

Meetings are held in the clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington St., Sequim Washington. The meeting is held on the first Monday of the month. Holiday Mondays are deferred to the following Monday. Social time is from 10:00-10:30 am. The educational presentation is from 10:30-11:30 am. Members of the public are invited to attend topics of interest. The club business meeting is from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.

September 10 - SPGC Meeting: Life in the Fast Lane
Presented by Eleanor Garthwaite, SPGC Life Member
Our favorite gardening guru, SPGC member and WSFGC Life Member, Eleanor Garthwaite, will present Wyatt House: Life in the Fast Lane
October 1 - SPGC Meeting: Wire, From the Mundane to the Fabulous
Presented by Cheri Bricker-Burnett, Wire Artist, Bellevue Botanical Society
Cheri will show us her ability to take ordinary fencing wire and create functional art. She will demonstrate her special homemade tools and how you could also create these with just needle nose pliers.
November 5 - SPGC Meeting: Do It Yourself Drip Irrigation
Presented by Susan Kalmar, Master Gardener
A Master Gardener since 2017, Susan Kalmar holds an associate degree in ornamental horticulture. She has seven years of experience in greenhouse management, including designing drip irrigation for seasonal plants. She will describe how a home gardener, without specialty training in plumbing or soil science, can install a system and how to construct it on a limited budget. Susan will explain how drip irrigation saves water usage and time and results in healthier plants. She will use a hands-on mock-up of a system to demonstrate the installation process from planning, purchasing and connecting the equipment to setting the timer, including provisions for multiple zones and easy expansion.
December 3 – SPGC Christmas Party & Gift Exchange (no speaker)

January 7 – SPGC Meeting: Sex Life of Potatoes
Presented by Muriel Nesbitt, Master Gardener
Muriel will share the origins and history of potatoes, and threats to the continued existence of the species, particularly warming of the climate. All of the potatoes we use today come from vegetative reproduction via seed potatoes. Muriel will discuss the advantages of sexual reproduction of potatoes via potato seeds. The advantages include disease resistance and the preservation of genetic diversity.
February 4 - SPGC Meeting: Pruning Advice from a Masochistic Gardener
Presented by Andrew May, Ornamental Horticulturist, Well Known Columnist
We are so pleased to have Andrew talk to our Club. Some call him the masochistic gardener when he is pruning. “Pruning is the best thing I do! Timber is my favorite cry! It is far better not to prune at all than to prune incorrectly. Most American engage in plant butchery when pruning!” Andrew will show us there are only three types of cuts in pruning – how hard can it be?
March 4 – SPGC Meeting: Discover the Discovery Trail
Presented by Rich James, Sr., Transportation Planner, Clallam County
Rich will discuss the current state of the trail, its impact on Clallam County in terms of the economy and its ability to make bicycle transportation a viable travel option in the county
April 1 – SPGC Meeting: The Elwha, A Story of Dam Removal & Restoration
Presented by: Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent, National Park Service
The largest dam removal in U.S. history occurred in the Olympic National Park between 2011 and 2014. The Elwha River now runs free. Come hear how restoring an ecosystem is more than removing dams.
May 6 – SPGC Meeting: Starting Over, Rebuilding Your Gardens
From the Bottom Up
Presented by Gail Cortese, former owner of Brierwood Gardens
Her current property is Brierwood Cottage, and is a favorite tour spot for Sequim Prairie Garden Club members.

June 3 – SPGC Installation of New Officers and
President’s Luncheon (members only)

SPGC Board Meeting Schedule: 2018 - 2019
All meetings are held at the Pioneer Memorial Park Clubhouse
All SPGC Club Members are welcome to attend
September 19 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
October 17 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 28 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
December 19 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
January 23 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 29 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
March 20 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 17 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 22 Board Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm