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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Fundy Gardeners Meeting April 4th, 2018 -7 PM

Fundy Gardeners Meeting April 4th, 2018 -7 PM

St. James the less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.

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Speaker: Dr. Kate Frego - this is a change due to unavailability of Amanda Marlin from EOS-ECO ENERGY

· Topic: " Exploring Our Roots" - that's plants, not ancestral!
This will be Part 1 of a 3 part series presented by Kate Frego, with part 2 in November, and part 3 in 2019.

· 50/50 Draw

2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 couple. REMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #.

· Gardening Bags - we still have 6 left so if you want one see Pat McGill at Wednesday's meeting - cost is $15/bag.. Size is 15 inches high and 48 inches in diameter


· Spring Book Sale - don't forget to bring along any gardening book/magazines and/or novels that you have enjoyed to share. DVD's and CD's accepted as well!

  • Hardcover - $2.00
  • Soft cover - $1.00
  • Magazines - 50¢

If possible bring your books before the meeting - 6:30 onwards…and don't forget your cash to do some shopping!

· Fundy Gardener's Mystery Bus Trip - June 23

Jan Wilshaw will be collecting your $$ for our exciting MYSTERY TOUR - we'll depart at 07:30 am on June 23 for an "all day" adventure. Depending on the numbers interested -up to 24 Fundy Gardeners- the cost will be $55 or $60.00 (if we take the 19 passenger bus). This includes: bus fare, snacks, a healthy organic lunch, …and so much more! Please bring your cheque or
cash in the amount of $55 to secure your seat!!! As seating is limited this is being offered to Fundy Gardeners only at this time.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

· As last month everyone seemed to bring along treats let's hope it happens again as only Connie Titus has signed up for food- thanks in advance Connie!
· Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another.
· As the March minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them.
· In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been cancelled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog - fundygardeners.blogspot.com or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page.
If the meeting has been cancelled it will be posted at both sites by 6 PM.

Let's hope the weather co-operates and I'll see everyone on April 4th.
Lynn

Monday, March 5, 2018

Fundy Gardeners Meeting March 7th, 2018 -7 PM


Fundy Gardeners Meeting March 7th, 2018 -7 PM


St. James the less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.


  • Speaker:  Gillian Gilmore, Athletic Therapist at Kenval Rehab


  • Topic:   "Preparing your body to Garden" - how to prevent injuries and helpful hints to get us ready physically for the gardening season.


  • Display Table Theme:  in January Janet Colwell kindly brought in paper whites for us to plant and enjoy. So Steve's asking you to bring photos (up to 6 on a thumb drive) of your paper whites in bloom - or any other bulbs you've forced. Let's enjoy some colour while not stressing our plants by bringing them to a meeting on a cold winter's night!


  • 50/50 Draw


2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 couple. REMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #.


  • Gardening Bags - many years ago Fundy Gardeners ordered canvas garden tote bags - see photo. Pat McGill has tracked down the maker and we will have 19 bags for sale at Wednesday's meeting at a cost of $15/bag. I can share that these bags are wonderful - so strong and will stand alone for easy filling with weeds, harvest or anything else you can think of. Size is 15 inches high and 48 inches in diameter


  • Ordering Mushroom spawn - I received this note from Jamie Floyd - if interested in ordering please contact Jamie directly:
Time to Think About Ordering Mushroom Spawn for the Spring 2018 Season!  Anyone who may be interested in growing shiitake, oyster or reishi mushrooms on hardwood logs this spring, please send me an email (jfloyd@snbwc.ca) or give me a call at the SNB office (433-9860), or on my cell (432-1278).  I will be ordering 2.5kg bags of loose sawdust spawn and the cost this year will be $35.00/bag.  The company making the inoculation tools would like to know very soon how many tools to produce this season, so I would like to have the order completed by February 15.  So please get back to me as soon as possible.
The bags of spawn will be shipped in early May and will be $35 for spawn, $65 for inoculation tool and $17 for cheese wax.  The hardwood logs must be cut before the buds burst (winter cut wood is the best) and should be in 3-4 foot lengths and ~4"-6" in diameter.  You will need around 20-25, 3'-4'  logs and the denser/harder the wood the better (i.e. oak, beech, sugar maple, ironwood and yellow birch).  White birch, grey birch and even alders, will work very well but their lifespan and overall production may not be as good as the tolerant or denser hardwoods.
 Once the logs are inoculated, they should produce mushrooms 2-3 times/year (summer through till early fall) for up to 5 years!  They won't produce any (or very few) this fall, as it takes one full year for the mushroom mycelium to invade the log, mature and build up enough strength, to be capable of fruiting/producing mushrooms. For further details and growing info, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.  I have attached the inoculation instructions to provide you with some further details on the process.

Regards,
Jamie Floyd

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
  • Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another.
  • As the January minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them.
  • In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been cancelled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog  - fundygardeners.blogspot.com  or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page.
If the meeting has been cancelled it will be posted at both sites by 6 PM.
  • As last month everyone seemed to enjoy the popcorn, and as only the Perrys have signed up to bring treats in March - there will also be crunchy snacks and cold drinks served.


Let's hope the weather co-operates this month and I'll see everyone on March 7th.
Lynn

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Meeting February 7th

PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE WEATHER WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL TONIGHT'S FUNDY GARDENERS MEETING. WE WILL RESCHEDULE DR. KATE FREGO. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH. Lynn Kinsella

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Feb 7,2018 Exploring Our Roots - part 1 of 3 part series on plants.

 Fundy Gardeners Meeting February 7th2018 -7 PM St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd. 

  • Speaker:  Dr. Kate Frego 

  • Topic  "Exploring Our Roots" - that's plants, not ancestral! 
This will be Part 1 of a 3 part series presented by Kate Frego, with part 2 in November, and part 3 in 2019. 
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  •  In place of our Display Table Theme:  last month Janet Colwell kindly brought in paper whites for us to plant and enjoy. So Steve's asking you to bring photos (up to 6 on a thumb drive) of your paper whites in bloom - or any other bulbs you've forced. Let's enjoy some colour while not stressing our plants by bringing them to a meeting on a cold winter's night! 

  • 50/50 Draw 

2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 coupleREMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #. 

  • Gardening Bags - many years ago Fundy Gardeners ordered rugged canvas garden tote bags - see photo. Pat McGill has tracked down the maker and we will have 19 bags for sale at Wednesday's meeting at a cost of $15/bag. I can share that these bags are wonderful - so strong and will stand alone for easy filling with weeds, harvest or anything else you can think of. Size is 15 inches high and 48 inches in diameter 
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  • Ordering Mushroom spawn - I received this note from Jamie Floyd - if interested in ordering please contact Jamie directly: 
Time to Think About Ordering Mushroom Spawn for the Spring 2018 Season!  Anyone who may be interested in growing shiitake, oyster or reishi mushrooms on hardwood logs this spring, please send me an email (jfloyd@snbwc.ca) or give me a call at the SNB office (433-9860), or on my cell (432-1278).  I will be ordering 2.5kg bags of loose sawdust spawn and the cost this year will be $35.00/bag.  The company making the inoculation tools would like to know very soon how many tools to produce this season, so I would like to have the order completed by February 15.  So please get back to me as soon as possible.  
The bags of spawn will be shipped in early May and will be $35 for spawn, $65 for inoculation tool and $17 for cheese wax.  The hardwood logs must be cut before the buds burst (winter cut wood is the best) and should be in 3-4 foot lengths and ~4"-6" in diameter.  You will need around 20-25, 3'-4'  logs and the denser/harder the wood the better (i.e. oak, beech, sugar maple, ironwood and yellow birch).  White birch, grey birch and even alders, will work very well but their lifespan and overall production may not be as good as the tolerant or denser hardwoods. 
 Once the logs are inoculated, they should produce mushrooms 2-3 times/year (summer through till early fall) for up to 5 years!  They won't produce any (or very few) this fall, as it takes one full year for the mushroom mycelium to invade the log, mature and build up enough strength, to be capable of fruiting/producing mushrooms. For further details and growing info, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.  I have attached the inoculation instructions to provide you with some further details on the process.  Regards, Jamie Floyd  PLEASE TAKE NOTE: 
  • Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another. 
  • As the January minutes will not be read at the meeting, please follow the link to access them. 
  • In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been cancelled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog  - fundygardeners.blogspot.com  or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page. 
If the meeting has been canceled it will be posted at both sites by 6 PM. 
  • As last month everyone seemed to enjoy the popcorn, and no one signed up to bring treats in February - there will be crunchy snacks and cold drinks once again.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Fundy Gardeners Meeting January 3rd, 2018 -7 PM

Fundy Gardeners Meeting January 3rd, 2018 -7 PM
St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd.

· Speaker: Fundy Gardeners Have the Floor!

· Topic: we thought we'd start the year with sharing tips, garden successes, maybe not great success…whatever. So bring your questions, and/or topics to share. To get the ball rolling Bob Perry, Janet Colwell, Jan Wilshaw and Peter Kinsella will share ideas and tips for growing great gardens!!!

· Display Table Theme: We're shaking it up a bit so rather than bring anything living (other than yourself) out in the cold, Steve says bring your favorite garden/plant/outdoor photo in on a flash drive and he'll display them for us to enjoy.

· Jane LeBlanc will share the flora & fauna of Churchill Manitoba - anyone else has pictures???

· Show and Tell Table – please share any interesting books, garden tool etc. that Santa may have delivered!

· 50/50 Draw

2018 Memberships available: $20 single; $30 couple. REMEMBER - to win a door prize you need a 2018 #.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

· Wear your 2018 name tag as we have many new members and this is how we get to know one another.

· As the December minutes)will not be read at the meeting as they have been sent out on the membership e-mail.
· In the event of stormy weather and you're wondering if the meeting has been canceled, please check either our Fundy Gardener Blog - fundygardeners.blogspot.com or the Fundy Gardener Facebook page.
If the meeting has been canceled it will be posted on both sites by 6 PM.
· This month thanks to Jan Wilshaw and Lynn Kinsella there will be refreshments.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE - may 2018 find our gardens green, our bodies strong and our lives joyful!
Hope to see everyone on January 3rd.
Lynn