2021 Member Meeting Programs
October 21, 2021, Dr. Mongi Zekri, Multi-County Citrus Agent IV
University of Florida, IFAS Growing Peaches
October 27, 2021, Field Trip, Pine Island Tropicals Tour
November 18, 2021, JMC Landscaping, Residential Landscaping Design and Renovation
December 8, 2021, Field Trip, Echo Farms Tour
December 9, 2021, Holiday Party
Stephen Brown, Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, Palm Tree Care
February 17, 2022, Garden Gala Preparation
February 19, 2022, GARDEN GALA
March 2022, Field Trip, Ding Darling Tram Tour
March 17, 2022, Echo Farms, “Sharing their mission for hope against hunger”
April 21, 2022, Marty Kendall, Edible Plants
May 19, 2022, To Be Announced
Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Bonsai Gardens with Phil Kreig
Bonsai Newsletter. https://bonsaiswfl.org/sites/default/files/SEP%202021%20NEWSLETTER.pdf
Bonsai Society. https://bonsaiswfl.org/node/1
to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, stimulate the study of the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with the other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
Our Mission is to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, stimulate the study of the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with the other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
Dues are $25.00 per year for individuals and $45.00 for a couple. First time guests are welcomed without charge; a second attendance at a charge of $5.00. Further attendance will require membership in the club and the second attendance fee will be credited towards the membership dues.
The Pine Island Garden Club is a working club and each member is expected to serve on a Refreshment Committee and a Standing Committee.
Members are required to bring their own coffee cups to meetings for refreshments. This follows our philosophy of doing our part to protect our environment from unnecessary waste.
Minutes/Treasurer's reports are emailed to members.
The Pine Island Garden Club is a working garden and service organization. Because we all want our programs and projects to be successful, there are general expectations of each member.
These expectations include:
1. Pay annual membership dues;
Dues must be paid by end of MAY.
2. Serve as an active member on one standing committee;
3. Serve on one refreshment committee;
In addition, there are specific expectations for the annual Garden Gala, our only fundraiser.
A: One or more healthy potted plants for the plant table,
B: Baked goods for the bake sale table.
5. Work a two hour shift the day of the Gala, or work two hours prior to the Gala assisting with the preparation activities.
Growing organic seasonal fruits and vegetables is a fun, economical way to eat healthfully. Plus, gardening is great exercise and a wonderful way to spend time outdoors. Natural gardening is a growing area of interest among people who want to avoid the toxins in many mainstream gardening products -- plus, it really works. Natural gardening is immensely better for our health and our environment, and it's great for plants, too.
In 2001, three Garden Club members got together to brainstorm ways to make money to support Phillips Park improvements and provide funds for other Pine Island Community needs.
It was decided to showcase Phillips Park by having an “old town” style festival featuring local nurseries and arts and crafts made by local artists. It was so small that the music came from a boom box stuck up in a tree! It was so successful that that the tradition has continued each year.
Today, we feature local nurseries including those that
offer all-native plants, herbs and more. Members start plants from their own gardens so we can have plenty of low-cost plants that are happy in our habitat. It’s a great opportunity to learn from master gardeners and other experts, see local artists’ works, eat scrumptious food, shop for gifts or other treasures for your own yard. Island organizations are there to make you aware of their services as well. All members participate in some way so come out and support your neighbors!
Thank you Cheryl, Kathy, Amy, Sharon, Alice, Beth, Herb, Joan and Valerie for all our hard and sweaty work on Thursday, September 3, 2020!
PLANTS TOXIC TO CATS
Pine Island Garden Club Meeting
Pine Island Elementary School Project
Pine Island Garden Club's Pine Island Elementary School Project will create new gardens on the school grounds. Principal Dr. Millins addresses the Pine Island Garden Club
The winner of the Calusa Land Trust's 2021 Most Popular Duck Waddle Restaurant is LOW KEY TIKI! Woohoo! The the other participating restaurants all did great! The Pine Island Garden Club volunteers sold 2,693 of the 3000 available tickets! That's phenomenal for a Raffle without a Race! Members can all be proud of the fact that we raised $13,465 for Calusa Land Trust. Thanks again for all of your support, we couldn't do any of this without you! Alice, Queen Waddler
PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, except June, July and August, 9:00 am Social; 9:30 am at
Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10360 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City, FL 33956
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Pine Island Garden Club shall be to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, promote the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
RESPONSIBILITIES: THE Pine Island Garden Club is a working club and all members are expected to participate in club projects. Because we all want our programs and projects to be successful, there are general expectations of each member. These expectations include:
1. To pay annual membership dues;
2. To serve as an active member of one standing committee;
3. To serve on one refreshment committee.
In addition, there are specific expectations for the annual Garden Gala, our only fundraiser. Those are:
4. To donate:
a. At least one or more healthy potted plants for the plant table.
b. Baked goods for the bake sale table.
5. To work a minimum of a two hour shift the day of the Gala, or work a minimum of
two hours prior to the Gala assisting with preparation activities.
MEETINGS: Meetings are heid on the third Thursday of each month, excluding June, July and August, at the Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 10360 Stringfellow Road.
Social time begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Renewal - Dues for a single membership are $25.00 per year, couple membership dues are $45.00 per year. The $25.00 single or $45.00 couple dues renewal must reach the Membership Secretary by the end of May, or a late fee of $10.00 will be charged.
First-time Member Dues if a new member is joining September through February, the dues will be the same as renewal dues with an added charge of $5.00 for the required name tag. Thus the total initial cost will be $30.00 for a single membership and $55.00 for a couple's membership.
If the new member is joining March through May, the dues for the present year will be half the regular amount ($12.50 single + $5 name tag, $22.50 couple + $10 name tags), but the dues for the next year will be collected at the same time. The total will be $42.50 for a single membership and $77.50 for a couple. There will be a $5.00 fee for a lost name tag.
Guests - Guests will be welcomed at their first attendance at no charge; a second attendance
requires a payment of $5.00. Further attendance will require membership in the Club. The second
attendance payment will be credited toward the membership fee.
I have read the above and will be an active participant in the Garden Club.