MARCH 2012 PRESIDENT'S NOTE
Monday, 26 March 2012 21:15
From the President’s Desk
Our extraordinary board met on March 8 to map out plans for the club’s Earth Day
participation and the Plant Sale. This board is pretty special; for one thing, they trekked
to my house in Oak Cliff for the meeting (intrepid souls!). It’s a real pleasure to work
with such competent, hard-working folks who make GDOGC successful for our members
and the community at large. In fact, I hope you’ll consider serving on the club’s board in
the future. It’s really a rewarding experience and helps the club tremendously.
I’m still jazzed by the two marvelous days of slow, soaking rain we got here in early
March. Springtime endlessly delights me.
Big plans are afoot for GDOGC including our Plant Sale (Saturday, May 5, 8 am-3 pm)!
Set-up takes place the evening before on Friday, May 4, 4-8 pm at the home of the most
hospitable Cynthia Armstrong, 609 Shadywood Lane, Richardson 75080. Hot Tip: If
your membership dues are paid and you bring plant donations (or cool garden-related
items) to the Friday set-up, you get early shopping privileges!
Mike Schmitt had a bumper crop of spiderwort plants. He offered them for our sale if
someone would just come and dig them up from his back yard. I volunteered and potted
up about 15 for the sale. Thanks Mike!
I hope you’ve been sprouting, dividing and potting up some plants from your own garden
for the sale, as well. It’s our only fund raising event for the year so it’s awfully important.
Plus it’s tons of fun to work a shift at the sale with other members and promote organic
The club is planning a Fall Garden Tour this year, and we’re looking for gardens to put
on the tour. If you would like to show off the glories of your garden and you’re interested
in being on the tour, let me know and we can talk about the details