Dallas Organic Garden Club

Keeping Dallas Growing

 

Growing Strong

For 21 years the GDOGC has been a leader in promoting organic gardening methods. Come be a part of a growing club that is passionate about gardening ORGANICALLY!!

Monthly Meetings

Our meeting place is REI on the 4th Thursday of every month, except November and December.  Join us to hear local speakers presenting a variety of topics.  REI is located at 4515 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244

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OCTOBER SEED EXHANGE !! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 October 2014 07:25

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It's that time again for our favorite meeting - our Seed and Plant exchange,

Thursday, October 23rd, 7pm.

Remember you do not have to have seeds or plants to swap to participate. 

Come get some neat stuff and your garden will supply you with seeds for next year.

 
2015 GDOGC BOARD POSITIONS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 20:15
Great  news... many of the board positions were filled at the last meeting.
However we have a few more to fill.  
We'd love to have you join the board. Please know that you will be doing a great service to the club.
If you are interested or have questions, please email any of the nominating committee:
Chrissy Cortez Mathis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Liz Ellis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Susan Thornbury at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
We need the following spots filled:
  • President - leading this great group of gardeners 
  • Hospitality - signing folks up for treats & reminding them before the meetings
  • Ed/printed material - if you have an idea & content for a printed handout, Diane Glass can format & print it up for the club
  • Another Greeter  - welcoming new folks to the meetings
Here are the folks that have volunteered - YAY!!!
  • VP - Paula Barber
  • Sec - Elizabeth Sims
  • Treas - Cynthia Armstrong
  • Membership - Diane Glass
  • Volunteer Coord - Marjorie Caldwell
  • PR - Jane Corely
  • Historical - Gyrorgyi Szebenyni, Barbara Stockard & Pat Curry
  • Greeters - Chrissy Cortez-Mathis, Shelby Collier
  • Newsletter - Allison Liddell, Susan Thornbury, Pat Curry
  • Website - Jacki Brewer & Pat Curry

Thank you very much!
Chrissy, Susan & LIz
Nominating Committee
 
2014 FALL MEMBERS' GARDEN TOUR PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:22

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Email has gone out with information about and map link to our Member's only garden tour, Saturday October 11th.

If you are up to date with your dues and have a current email on record you should have received the email.

If you need info contact Diane Glass using the "Contact Us" link.  Hope you can attend.

All the gardens are in North Dallas.  Garden potluck picnic will be at the home of Allison Liddell.

Bring a sidedish or dessert.  Meat is provided.


 
JACKI'S EASY ARTICHOKE DIP PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 20:38

As requested here is the recipe for my artichoke dip.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8"x8" square baking dish with your choice of a non-stick spray

Ingredients

2 8 oz packages of Neufchatel cheese or Philadelphia cream cheese

One small red bell pepper

1 14oz can of Artichoke hearts

1/2 cup of mayo

Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

Let cheese sit out to soften.

Dice the red bell pepper.

Drain and chop the artichoke hearts.

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

Place mixture into the 8"x8" dish.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you see it bubble around the edges.

Serve with your favorite crackers or celery sticks.

You can sprinkle parmesan cheese on top to for an added flavor.

 
NEW SEPT 2014 PROGRAM PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:06

THIS JUST IN!!!

Great news, Chrissy Cortez-Mathis, our past president and all around fantastic person, has agreed to speak this evening on water-wise plants and landscaping. Chrissy is a Dallas County Master Gardener and has won a couple awards for water-wise gardening.  Hope you will attend.

.chrissy

Chrissy was born & raised in Dallas, TX. Her passion for reducing grass in
the landscape was born when she was in charge of mowing her family's
big corner lot lawn as a teenager. It would often take her two days; now it
just takes 10 minutes to do her own.
She has lived in Seattle, Washington as well as in the Solomon Islands. In
both places, she learned much about gardening with an abundance of
rainfall. Now, back in Dallas, she enjoys the challenge of working with
less water. In 2004, she & her husband bought a house in Richardson.
Each year they work to make the yard water wise and wildlife friendly.
Chrissy enjoys talking with her neighbors over the fence & in the front
yard about these practices.
She & her husband were chosen for the City of Dallas WaterWise Garden
Tour in 2012 & 2013. In 2012, they used no municipal water in their yard.


 
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Meeting Location

Our meeting place is at REI on the 4th Thursday of the month. Refreshments begin at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7:00pm until 8:30pm. REI is located at 4515 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244, (972) 490-5989.  Click here for a map. Hope to see you there!