Meeting Location

Our meetings are held at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas 75230.  2:30 refreshments and social time, 3pm meeting start.

 

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Since 1993, the GDOGC has been promoting organic and sustainable gardening methods. Come be a part of a fun and informative club.

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Our website is a place for anyone interested in organic gardening, eco and sustainable living to find and share information and events centered around these topics.

 

 

OUR MAY 2022 PROGRAM

Please join us on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at North Haven Gardens for a great presentation  We are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Texas Discovery Gardens Entomologist, John Watts. The title and description of John's talk is Get Bugged!: Learn what makes a bug a bug and why many of the garden critters you see are not.  Discover the diverse behavior and habits of this group of insects.   2:30pm  Refreshments, 3pm meeting start.

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John Watts was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL  where he developed an early interest in insects and began studying them at six years of age.  He had hundreds of acres of woods and swamps directly behind his house where he spent most of his free hours exploring. John received his masters in entomology from the University of Florida where he specialized in insect husbandry. It was also in college that he began a lifelong interest in the biology and systematics of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae).  As a collector of insects he took it upon himself to learn plants.   John is an avid gardener both for food and for wildlife, especially pollinators.

His professional career started at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Nature and Science and has been in the live butterfly exhibit business ever since. He spent seven years at the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, Colorado before settling in Dallas. With over 20 years of experience and an inordinate fondness for nature in general John gladly shares his wealth of knowledge at Texas Discovery Gardens.  

Our meetings are always free and open the public.  Bring a friend!

If you would like information about joining please go to this link: https://www.gdogc.org/join-membership.html