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:
The Club face book page gets busier
every week. It’s 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.
13th - 6:50pm -Reminder of our very
brief Annual Meeting just prior to
the 7pm monthly program to
approve the 2015 budget and elect
your Board of Directors for the
The 2015 CPGC Budget has been
sent to the membership for
review and approval on the 13th.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION - 3 year
terms, 2015 through 2017
Four openings to be elected by
Four candidates presented by the
Della Bridenburg –CPGC volunteer
Lee Bowman –incumbent
Renae Wall –incumbent
Velma Bittick –incumbent
Jan. 13th, 7pm Program
Central Peninsula Garden Club -
"Agriculture to Art" -
Lee Coray-Ludden, President of the
AK Natural Fiber Business
Lee and others in the local fiber
group, have raised awareness of
growing various fiber producing
animals, fiber products, and the
unique processes involved. She will
enlighten us about the local group’s
diversity, the role growing animal
feed of all kinds plays in the
quality of the fiber and their many
activities. She will also bring
fiber examples including one of her
little goat kids.
Lee tells us, “The Alaska Natural
Fiber Business Association has a
focus on ‘Agriculture to Art,’
producing fiber as well as producing
a finished, marketable products.
She said, “Our diverse membership
includes fiber producers, gardeners,
hay producers, fiber artists and
crafts persons; Many of our members
are gardeners, raise chickens,
produce food for themselves and
Learn more about gardening and the
fiber producing process.
When: Tuesday, Jan 13th
Time: 7pm - and brief Annual Meeting
- 6:50pm- to approve the 2015 budget
and elect board members.
Location: Cook Inlet Aquaculture
Bldg. Mi 16.5 K-Beach Rd.
Refreshments and most of the time,
For more information, call Marion
Nelson, 283 4632.
Heidi Chay sends this out to
our local gardeners and
farmers. It's appropriate
as we head into longer days:
You can put your flower,
fruit or vegetable
business on a stronger
economic foundation by
strategies in 2015.
Register now for
a free RightRisk workshop,
"Flowers, Fruit &
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managing risk, decision-making
and understanding farm
Tranel and John
Hewlett of RightRisk
Homer: Jan. 26, 9 am -
noon, Homer Public
Kenai: Jan. 26, 6 -
9 pm, Kenai
Palmer: Jan. 27, 6 - 9
pm, Mat-Su College
To register for Homer or
Kenai sessions, email
Heidi Chay, email@example.com.
USDA Risk Management
Agency, Kenai Soil &
Soil & Water
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 Will’s 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.