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A new beginning in 2022
The Creekside Garden Club is active again. We meet each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the clubhouse. All Creekside residents are welcome.  
 
Our new Garden Club provides a wonderful opportunity for previous Garden Club members and interested new neighbors to meet and share the joys of creating beautiful home gardens. Our mission is to learn, to share resources, to meet new and experienced Creekside gardeners and to have fun.
 
Garden Club activities include local guest speakers, demonstrations, garden tips and resources. See the photo section to view pictures from our programs.
 
This year we are excited about our lineup of inspirational and educational programs.
  • In October Oak Hill Farm owner Arden Bucklin-Sporer spoke to us about “Life on the Farm.” She shared the history of the Farm from the 1930’s to now including the characters, owners and interesting things that happened along the way. Oak Hill Farm is a 700-acre ranch on the eastern side of the Valley of the Moon, in Glen Ellen, California.
  • In November Toni Gattone will present “You CAN Garden For Life.” Toni, a new Creekside resident, is a speaker, an author, and an expert in Adaptive Gardening. Chronic back pain led her to research that subject, so she knows from experience that physical limitations are the reason we should re-evaluate how we garden, and how we can re-work our gardens for greater comfort and safety. Focusing on solutions rather than problems, she explains how we can adapt no matter our age or level of ability.
  • In December Emily Freeman is back presenting “How to Purchase, Store and Plant Bulbs.” Emily, a Creekside resident with an extraordinary garden, has been on the Garden Tour for the past two years. She has a wealth of knowledge about all thing gardening.
  • In January Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery will present “How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees and Roses.” Patty Hamilton will teach how to prepare the soil, select the plants, fertilize, protect from gophers, stake, prune and water bare root trees and roses.
  • In February we will have our annual Valentine’s luncheon.  
Please let us know if you are interested in being a member. Member donations are $10 for the year.  Guests are $1 for each meeting.  
 
-- Cathy Townsley, chair  
 
Our Pollinator Garden -- volunteers are Pat Young, Vicky Van Meter,
Dave Herrema, Pat O’Brien and Laurie Fracolli.