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Central Peninsula Garden Club
W
elcome to the Central Peninsula Garden Club. Our gardens are in the Kasilof, Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, and Sterling areas of the Kenai peninsula, Alaska. The Central Peninsula Garden Club's purpose is to educate and exchange reliable information about gardening and it's related activities.

Our facebook group is now live! Please check out this new forum to discuss ideas, ask those burning questions, and get feedback from your fellow members! The group is open to all, even if you are not currently a garden club member."

Here's the link:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/124466601096176/

Greeting CPGC Members

Pretty great summer and itís still going on....but itís time to think about or do garden clean up which is the topic of the next meeting.
September 9th program meeting:The Great Garden Clean UP!and What to Do About It.

Some people clean out a lot, others let it lay as mulch for next year depending on the plants and then there are those special conditions that dictate a unique approach.  What do you do?

Our panel of local gardeners from different parts of our Central Pen area will share what they do and of course weíll have Q & A.

This is always a fun meeting, as we get together again for the fall and compare notes or war stories and maybe a few tomatoes!!!

Date: Tuesday September 9th,
Time: 7pm
Location:  Cook Inlet Aquaculture Bldg.-lower level meeting room
Mile 16.5  K-Beach Rd, not far from the Bridge Access intersection.

Memberships are half price for the remainder of 2014, $10 for individual, $15 for family.

Refreshments appreciated.

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Also on Tuesday Sept. 9th 

Janice Chumley, IPM tech from the Extension Office sent out this notice:

Memorial for Lydia Clayton at the Food Bank lunch room.
Time: 5-7:30pm

Bring a story, a picture, a memory, some finger foods to share and meet with other community members to celebrate Lydiaís time with us here on the Kenai Peninsula and her generous life.

Come for a while or stay for as long as you like. 

Lydia was a positive force for small farmers, home gardeners, local foods, Local Markets and more.  
We will miss her laugh and energy. 

Janice Chumley
IPM tech/Research tech
UAF-CES
Kenai Peninsula District
43961 K-Beach Rd. Suite A
Soldotna, AK 99669
907-262-5824
jichumley@alaska.edu

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Summer Garden Tours

Weíve had some great tours this summer and I hope to get in at least one more to a couple interesting destinations.
Watch your email as they fill up in a hurry.
 


The Club face book page gets busier every week.  Itís so impressive to read and see pictures from various group members.  Plant problem questions are asked and answered all the time; great tomato pictures are showing up this week and so on.  Take a look and hop on.


Thanks again to our newsletter layout volunteers, Becky Holloway and Pam Voeller.  They take turns, generally 3-4 months each doing the layouts.  I gather the info, think up articles, get pictures and ad layouts; Treasurer Peggy Morris, sends in the monthly report; this month, Cathy Haas, Plant Sale chair, wrote a wrap up of the Plant Sale.  All this info and the various pictures from club members like Bob Malvin and Lee Bowman and of course Willís Ramblings are then emailed to Becky or Pam to put together in their soft ware program, add the graphics and make it look good.  One or two proofs and here you are, your monthly newsletter.

I know there are Garden Club members with writing skills, layout skills, photography talents, newsletter experience and more and your help is truly needed to form a Newsletter Committee of 3-4-5-6 people.  Please give a call to make the newsletter even better and share the wealth.    

CPGC meets the second Tuesdays of September through May with occasional bonus meetings.
Our meetings are usually held at 7:00 pm at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building located on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Our summer months of June, July, and August are packed with gardening activities, workshops, and tours. You are welcome to join us.

Gardening on the Kenai Peninsula is incredibly unique with a short growing season, long days, mild temperatures and a diversity of soil types and micro climates.  Snowfall fluctuates depending on location and year. Our goal is to overcome the challenges of gardening in an area with such diverse conditions and take advantage of the amazing gardening opportunities that Alaska provides. Come join us for some fun, education, and networking as we tour local gardens, arrange gardening workshops, and plan the next plant sale.


 Plant Sale


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