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PNA Garden Club Meet up
Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
The first meeting of the PNA Garden Club!
This first meeting will be more of an orientation — a chance to introduce ourselves, take a walk around the campus, discuss possible club projects, events, etc., visit the children’s garden, the tool library (schedule permitting), and hopefully meet Eric (our Facilities Director), and a few other folks at the PNA.
If you are planning on hanging around after the club orientation and would like to help out, Eddie (our club leader and groundskeeper/gardener) will be working on cleaning up the upper garden beds along Phinney Ave, the Chess Park, and the Heart of Phinney Park, dividing perennials to transplant elsewhere. If you’d like to join in, bring gardening gloves, your favorite pruners, knee pads, and some containers, if you would like to bring some plants home with you. If you don’t have any favorite gardening gear, no problem! We’ll likely have you covered at the Tool Library.
Below, you can sign up to join the club and/or the Facebook group, or just show up to see what it’s all about!
About the PNA Garden Club
The PNA Garden Club is a volunteer organized and operated club, hosted and directed by Eddie Strange* (Groundskeeper) at the Phinney Center campus.
- To educate, engage, and build community through gardening and stewardship.
- To organize a team of volunteer gardeners to help transform (and maintain) the PNA gardens into dynamic, vibrant, sustainable, landmark gardens, community and activity-oriented spaces, such as The Chess Park, Children’s Garden, etc., as well as being a part of the planning and preparation of future grounds-related projects.
- Monthly club meets
- Seasonal garden task “to-do’s” with a presentation, tutorial, and Q & A
- The general curriculum for each month’s gardening presentation is provided, as part of the “Garden Journal” packet, to all PNA Garden Club members.
- Learn 100% organic and sustainable gardening practices, landscape and plant design
- Learn all aspects of yard/garden planning, maintenance, lawn care, pruning, tools and equipment, composting, etc.
- Hands-on grounds maintenance volunteer time
- Swap seed, plants, starts, etc.
- Have fun working in the gardens and visiting with one another
- Discuss and coordinate general Garden Club business and activities
- Host, or otherwise support, partner with other organizations, programs, events, and activities (e.g, seed and plant swaps, children’s garden programs for PNA hosted programs, one-off activities and events, community apple cider press events, invite guest speakers, presentations, and more!
Gardening enthusiasts, volunteers, folks interested in learning more about gardening, new homeowners looking to learn the ropes of home and garden maintenance, folks considering starting a new gardening/yard maintenance small business, or folks just looking to meet new friends in the area, WE WANT YOU! Join today!
All ages, all skill levels, all levels of physical abilities are encouraged to join! There are TONS of ways to participate (watering the gardens, planter boxes, containers and indoor plant care, prepping seed starts and such, plant design, club coordinators, helping host events and activities, and more!) Most activities are wheelchair accessible. The only requirements are an interest in gardening, meeting new friends, and an interest in community building. (Kids under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian.)
Join the PNA Garden Club Facebook Group!
*Meet Eddie on his blog, The Homesteader’s Hearth and Home Herald