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.
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:
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
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
Date: Tuesday September 9th,
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.
Also on Tuesday Sept. 9th
Janice Chumley, IPM tech from the
Extension Office sent out this
Memorial for Lydia Clayton at the
Food Bank lunch room.
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
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.
IPM tech/Research tech
Kenai Peninsula District
43961 K-Beach Rd. Suite A
Soldotna, AK 99669
Summer Garden Tours
Weíve had some great tours this
summer and I hope to get in at least
one more to a couple interesting
Watch your email as they fill up in
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.
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.
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.
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.