COWICHAN VALLEY GARDEN CLUB PRESIDENT’S REPORT
The meeting is on March 13, 2019 St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 7 pm doors open 6:30 pm
There is an old saying that if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb after waking up this morning to more snow falling I hope this it true! The weather was the cause of the cancellation of February’s meeting and of our speaker Bernie Dinter. However he has been re booked to speak in October. The plant sale will be happening next month April 27th and the volunteer sign up sheets will be passed around at the meeting on Wednesday. The pruning workshop was well attended and Gordon is available to do a summer pruning workshop in August/September depending on interest. Joanne will discuss workshops next week also during the mix and mingle please discuss what workshops you would like to see offered.
Our speaker for the March 13 meeting is Anna Colangeli. Her topic is Exploring the Role of Genetic Research in the Garden. There is a continuing explosion of new information in the world of genetics and botany based on new techniques and technologies. Anna will provide an overview of key technical advances in molecular genetics and biotechnology. She will then explore the role of genetic research on garden plants and how this technology impacts our gardens.
Dr. Anna Colangeli is a retired Camosun College instructor where she taught in the Departments of Biology and Environmental Technology. There she taught general science courses as well as courses in Environmental Horticulture and Biotechnology. She holds degrees in Microbiology, Genetics and Forest Ecology. Anna is a trained Master Gardener, an avid gardener and has a keen interest in the role of scientific developments in the world of plants. Plans for upcoming Speakers can be viewed on the website.
Don’t forget to bring something for the parlour show. There has to be something growing under all the snow to cheer us up!! Check out what to bring on the website at https://www.cowichanvalleygardenclub.com/march-2019-parlour-show/
Set up will be the Stephanie Walter (formerly Jillian Kondrat) Team #4, The Jan Dwyer team #3 will provide tea.