Events Calendar

Due to  Covid these meetings are temporarily for members only.

We welcome everyone who wants to learn and share information about all things gardening. Third Tuesday of each month at 11:15 am from September 1st to June 30th.

The meetings consist of a brown bag lunch, short business meeting to keep members apprised of cub activities, followed, at 1 pm by a program on gardening related topics presented by knowledgeable people in the community at the clubhouse, 1645 High St, Eugene.

Programs are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

APRIL General meeting & Event Program

Come join us at the EGC Clubhouse Tuesday April 19 for our General Meeting.

Our meeting will begin at 12:15 followed at 1:00 by a presentation from Kelsey Irvine, Volunteer Coordinator and Project manager for the City of Eugene’s Public Parks Planning Office. She will speak to us about how the Native Plant Nursery supports the City of Eugene in maintaining and reestablishing native plants in our city parks and open spaces. She will talk about their work at the city gardens/open spaces, the city projects they are involved with (such as the new Downtown River Front Project), volunteer opportunities and insight as to what they do at the Nursery site itself.

Please stay tuned for when we can reschedule for a tour of the Nursery itself when the weather is a bit more friendly for us.

January 2022 Event Program 

Come join us Tuesday January 18th and kick off the New Year with tips from Janet Hollander on how to have a Happy Body in the Garden.  Janet will give us insight on how to move around in our gardens with less stress on our “maturing” bodies.  But when we do overdo, she has tips on what to do when we find ourselves stiff the day after.  This will be an interactive session with Janet, and she has asked us to bring a broom and a tool that may be giving us pain after using it.

Janet is a Nia Technique teacher, Black Belt, and Trainer who loves to apply her Nia experience to everyday life and has fine tuned some of those techniques specifically for gardeners.  What is Nia you ask?  Nia is a fusion of dance, martial arts and mindfulness practices according to the Nia Now website.

Come join us for a healthier and happier you, your most important natural resource.

November 2021 Event Program

The November meeting topic was Adapting Your Garden and Landscape to Climate Change.  Weston Miller’s presentation on climate generated such interest we tracked down references.   Are YOU actively preparing your garden/yard for climate change?  Below are a few discussion points and resources.

Plants: Weeds, Insects, Water Supply, Lawns, Microclimates, Urban Heat Islands

Resources

  1. Sunset Western Garden Book – Amazon and EGC Library
  2. Right Plant, Right Place - Amazon
  3. How to Determine Microclimates - WSU Extension 
  4. National Climate Assessment 
  5. Natural Resource Conservation Service - Soil Food Web    
  6. Garden Smart Oregon gardensmart-rev-2010.pdf (nature.org)
  7. Dry Farming Collaborative

December 2021 Event Program 

Our December 21 EGC “Get Together” will include a harp performance at about 1pm by Jane Allen and Patricia Dewey (Dianne’s daughter).  Before that, we will open the doors at 11:30 and begin 3 special activities about noon.

1)    Bring smallish wrapped store bought food items that people can take home in their goody bags that Diane Dewey will provide for us.

2)    Bring a wrapped white elephant gift with you to exchange.

3)    We will decorate masks.  Ann Rollins will bring 92 masks for us to use (or you can bring your own). 

Drawing or writing instruments will be available.

We do not plan to eat or drink as a group yet together.  No food will be served.