o u l e v a r d G a r d e n i n g C l u b
beautify, & build community through a love of plants and gardening.
The Boulevard Gardening Club organizes fun, educational, and
community-oriented events and projects. Although
projects focus on the Boulevard/Pulaski Heights area,
anyone is welcome to join. Dues are $10 per year. For
more info email email@example.com.
7 p.m. Sept. 22, Gymnopedie, 675 Pulaski St., #1400, Athens (The Leathers Building)
Details: Kristen Morales will speak about ways to incorporate your plants into natural masques, toners and other made-at-home beauty products.
7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Cassie and David Bryant's house, 141 Pulaski St., Athens
Details: Screening of "The Garden" (Watch the trailer at: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi978912025/), a 2008 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary on the fight to keep a 14-acre community garden in Los Angeles from being bulldozed.
November 13; 5-6:30 p.m., Heirloom Cafe, 815 N. Chase St., Athens Heirloom Cafe is putting together an exclusive tasting menu for our November meeting featuring creations from local farms. Price is $15-$20 per person (we'll let you know in advance), not including drinks, and we'll have the run of the restaurant. This event is open to 30 members and their guests. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1.
4-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the home of John & Mona Heinze, 147 Virginia Ave., Athens Our annual party includes the now-famous gift exchange and an impressive potluck spread suitable for the whole family.
Jan. 22, time and location TBD
Details: Led by conservation botanist Linda Chafin, take a walk through the woods and learn about unique features of trees that you don't normally see when the leaves are out. We'll also talk about tree identification and winter care.
"Gardening in Small Spaces"
Feb. 22; time and location TBD
Details: Do you only have space for a few things in your garden? Take some tips from the square-foot gardening method and grow your favorites in raised beds. We'll travel out to a 3,000-square-foot garden in Winterville which may be large, but uses raised beds in a way that allows even the smallest garden to be successful. Learn about soil preparation, bed construction and weed control.
"The Edible Garden"
Feb. 22; time and location TBD
Details: Make the most out of your garden by planting items that are not only beautiful but also edible. We'll also talk about sustainable gardening and selecting plants. Kevin Yates of Hungry Gnome to do this at a location specified by him.
"The Nature Poetry Slam"
7 p.m. April 22; Stan Mullin's house
Details: Celebrate spring's arrival with a sonnet or two. We'll be meeting to read and discuss our favorite poetry inspired by nature or gardens.
ALSO IN APRIL:
Our plant swap was so much fun, we're doing it again...and we're doing it in time for the start of planting season! Bring your extra seedlings to swap for something different at this popular event. (Time/location TBD)
"The Annual Garden Tour"
May 6; time and location TBD
Details: We're planning a perennial favorite, the garden tour. More details to follow...
7 p.m. June 22; location TBD
Details: Your garden isn't just producing flowers and food, it's also growing things that can be used as natural dyes. Join us for a discussion and demonstration on plants that can lend their color to your home decor.
ALSO IN JUNE:
This is canning season, which means you're probably up to your ears in pickles and relish. But, really, how many pickles can you eat, anyway? We'll go over basic pickling methods and discuss ways to incorporate all those vinegar-y foods into your meals. (Time/location TBD)
7 p.m. July 22, hosted by Peter Ray of Belmont Farms, 1005 Belmont Road, Athens, 30605
Details: Join us on a tour of a local farm where we'll talk about growing methods and ways to let your fresh-picked produce inspire your summer dinners.
Details: Our annual event featuring lots of homemade goodies and dishes inspired by our gardens.
(Note: We're hoping to get Gwen O'Looney to host but have to confirm)=