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2017-2018 Programs & Workshops

Please join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September through June at 9:45 am for our monthly meetings:
  9:45 - 10:30 Business Meeting
10:30 - 11:00 Social Time
11:00 - 12:00 Program
We meet at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, and we would love to see you there:
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
6201 E. Willow St. (Willow & Palo Verde)
Long Beach, CA 90815
September 20, 2017
Club member Lynda DeWitt will share her passion for aeroponics tower gardens, growing plants without soil.
October 11 Costa Verde District (CVD) Meeting, South Coast Botanic Gardens (SCBG) Classroom B10-12
"Everything is Coming Up Roses." (Social Time 9:30AM, Business 10AM, Program 11AM)
October 18, 2017
Birds in our gardens: identify feathered visitors and provide food water and habitat
October 27 & 28, 2017 CGCI Tri-Refresher Workshop
Reimagining the Existing Garden
LBGC is hosting a workshop for National Garden Club consultants to renew their certificates in the areas of Environmental Studies, Landscape Design and Gardening Study. Two days of lectures will cover uses of a garden, how to define a vision for your garden, organizing a strategy for achieving your goals, materials used in landscape design, among other topics 
Instructors from the Theodore Payne Foundation, Long Beach City College, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and CSU Dominguez Hills
LBGC members and the public are welcome to attend.
November 15, 2017
Design, Installation and Maintenance of Indoor Plants
Kathy Arnold, president of Tropicare, an interior landscaping company
December 6, 2017 Costa Verde District (CVD) Meeting, South Coast Botanic Gardens (SCBG)
"Holiday Celebration and Fashion Show" (10AM - 1 PM) Bring a dish for the potluck and $5 facility fee.  Meet at St. Gregory's at 9:20 to carpool 
December 13, 2017  NOTE DATE CHANGE
Garden Therapy, an important project of the National Garden Club
Martha Smyser, California Garden Club Executive Board Member
We will be making garden gifts to be delivered to local assisted living homes
Holiday Celebration & Potluck
January 17, 2018
Jorge Ochoa, Department Chair of Horticulture at Long Beach City College
February 21, 2018
Much ado about orchids
March 21, 2018
A Chef’s Garden

This will be a 1 hour presentation beginning at 10:45 a.m.

April 18, 2018
Member’s Gardens Tour & Progressive Brunch
May 16, 2018
What’s BuggingYour Garden?
June 20, 2018       
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Wendy Ferguson, Tomato Babies
Program will be followed by Officer Installation & End of the Year Celebration Potluck

2016-2017 Programs

September 21, 2016
Topic: Successful Gardening with Native Plants
Erika Olemann, El Dorado Nature Center naturalist
October 19, 2016
Topic: Garden Soils
Elaine Tubinis, Landscaper
November 16, 2016
Topic: Composting for the Curious yet Cautious
December 14, 2016 NOTE DATE CHANGE
Holiday Celebration/Potluck
January 18, 2017
Topic: Wild Flora and Fauna of Griffith Park
Jorge Ochoa,Department Chair of Horticulture at Long Beach City College
February 15, 2017
Topic: Native California Plants and Uses
Connie Vadheim, Adjunct Professor of Biology emeritus,
California State University Dominguez Hills & Head Gardener, Mother Nature’s Backyard
March 15, 2017
Topic: Spring is Blooming: Floral Design
Gudy Kimmel, CGCI Flower Show Schools Director & CVD District Director
April 19, 2017
Topic: Irises
Derry Gerald, Orange County Mater Gardener
May 17, 2017
Gathering of Gardens LBGC non-judged Horticultural Event
June 21, 2017       
Officer Installation & End of Program Year Celebration/Potluck


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