|From:||Suzanne and P.|
|Sent on:||Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:30 PM|
You can read all the details about the upcoming garden group meetings on the club's web site at www. meetup.com/FloridaGardeners. There you can submit your RSVP to let each meeting host know if you can or can't attend by simply clicking Yes or No. You can go directly to the description of each meeting by clicking on the following links.
www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/events/[masked]: Sunday, January 6, in Naples - Discuss sustainable and organic gardening, and tour a local food forest
www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/events/[masked]: Sunday, February 3, in Fort Myers - Attract more butterflies to spend time in your garden
www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/events/[masked]: Sunday, April 7, in Naples - Guided tour of garden and nursery, with plant raffle and plant exchange
Members who attend meetings will receive their Gardeners of Southwest Florida membership cards, with their names imprinted on the cards. These can be used to get the 10% or 20% discounts offered by the nurseries and other organizations that support the club. You'll find a list of these supporters on the group's web site at www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/sponsors/#membership-perks.
The web site also lists the free plants offered by club members, plus lists of the plants they want. You can post your own offers and wants by visiting that page at www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/messages/boards/thread/[masked].
The site's Photos pages already have a dozen albums showing pictures of previous group meetings, and many views of members Marc's, Etelka's, and our own gardens. We can create an album displaying photos of your garden as well, so tell us if you'd like that. To be inspired by photos of other members' gardens, visit the Photos pages at www.meetup.com/FloridaGardeners/photos.
The group meets in a different member's garden every month, usually on the first Sunday from 3 to 5 PM. It's so that we can all admire the wide variety of plants and landscaping ideas of other members, and adapt the best features for our own gardens. Please let us know if you'd ever consider hosting a meeting in your own garden some day. Meeting hosts can always adjust the schedule, and can set a limit for the number of members who can attend.
As the group's leaders, we appreciate any feedback you'd like to offer about the group, its meetings, and its web site. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Peter Kacalanos and Suzanne Cherney