Meeting Schedule

2018 - 2019 Club Meetings

The Prospect Area Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month between September and May with two social events scheduled before the holidays and before the summer break.

TIME AND LOCATION
  • Each meeting will start with some social time from 7:00pm until 7:30pm.
  • Meeting business starts at 7:30pm.
  • We will be meeting at the Prospect Recreation Community Centre (unless otherwise stated).
MEETING DATES
  • 26 September - Registration
    • Fall meet and greet, slideshow, and registration (don't forget your $$ :)
      • Feel free to bring plant divisions or plant volunteers to swap
      • Bring a few garden pics on a thumb drive or send them to thepagc@gmail.com to share with the group
  • 24 October
    • Registration Continues and Special Guests!
      • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
        • Registration continues, social time and any special announcements.
      • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
        • Glen Wilson, Halifax Public Gardens presents Bulbs: Prep and Care for the Spring show.  Also Friends of the Public Gardens will talk about the Victorian Garden and its history.
    • 28 November
      • Holiday social potluck
        • We will provide coffee, tea, juice, cups, plates and cutlery.
        • All contributions welcome: finger foods, sandwiches, hot dishes, cold plates, drinks, etc.
        • We will be partaking in the food while we enjoy our activities!
      • Activity
        • Decorative hanging baskets or wreaths.. 
          • Please bring with you the basket (with dirt) or a wreath of your choice, as well as snippers and any decorations you wish to include.  We will have some greenery on hand, but please bring some of your own if possible.  Berries are often in short supply – so if you can bring your own that would be appreciated as well.
    • 23 January
      • Edibles and Medicinals
        • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
          • Social time and any special announcements.
        • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
          • This is our member participation night! As we have done in January for a few years now, we will all share about our successes and challenges in our gardens.  This year the theme is edibles and medicines - or even edibles AS medicines!
          • Valerie will be providing some brief information on a few wonderfully medicinal plants that are easy to incorporate into any garden plan.  
          • To round out our discussion, it would be great if each person could come with a bit of information to share about one or two of your favourite garden edibles or medicines and how you incorporate them into your household.
    • 27 February
      • Special Guest: HRM Composting
        • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
          • Social time and any special announcements.
        • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
          • More details to follow
    • 27 March
        • Meeting - to be announced
          • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
            • Social time and any special announcements.
          • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
            • To be announced
      • 24 April
          • Road Trip - We will be meeting in Hammonds Plains
            • 7:00pm 
              • Marion Munro, retired Curator of Botany with the Nova Scotia Museum, will return, sharing some food and recipes using native plants collected while foraging this past summer. We’re not sure about the menu, but she’s asked us to bring ice cream!
            • 22 May
              • Spring social potluck
                • We will provide coffee, tea, juice, cups, plates and cutlery.
                • All contributions welcome: finger foods, sandwiches, hot dishes, cold plates, drinks, etc.
                • We will be partaking in the food while we enjoy our activities!
              • Activity
                • Along with your favourite sharable treat, you are invited to (optionally!!!) bring a wrapped garden item for a light-hearted, garden-themed yankee gift exchange.  It can be a plant, seeds, books, tools, decor, whatever - but max $15 if it is not from your garden stash.  We'll draw names for an exchange.
                • Discussing the plant sale and the plan for next season. 
            • June (Saturday, sellers 8am, buyers 9am)
              • PAGC Plant Sale, Location Prospect Road Elementary School
                • Early drop-off location to follow!!
            • June - August
              • A reminder to take pictures for September's show and tell meeting!

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