Events Calendar

 

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, and a 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

NOVEMBER – 2022

November 1st 1:00 pm Board meeting
     
November 8th 9:45 am SMJ Work Party
     
November 15th 11:30 am Building Opens
  12:00 Business Meeting Horticultural Sharing
  1:00 pm Program

Dried Flowers and Naturals for the Holidays!

   

Presented by:
Charles Little & Company Staff



 

NOVEMBER – What's up?

  • Sign Up Sheets will be available for Green Sale preparation!
  • Green Sale Preparations November 28, 29, 30th, and December 1, 2nd

Lots of Helping Hands are Needed!!
See the newsletter for more information

November 8th
SMJ Work Party – 9:45

DECEMBER – 2022

December 3rd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Green Sale
December 13th 11:30 am - Doors Open *EGC Holiday Potluck

*Harp Music with Jane Allen & Patricia Lambert

See the Newsletter for more information!

JANUARY – 2023

January 1st 1:00 pm Board Meeting, Clubhouse
     
January 17th 11:30 am Building Opens
  12:00 Business Meeting Horticultural Sharing
     
  1:00 pm Program Benefits of Trees, Exploring Eugene's Urban Canopy
   

Presented by:
Eugene Parks & Open Space



 

JANUARY – What's up?

January 10th 9:45 am SMJ House Work Party
     
January 20-22nd   Good Earth Home Garden & Living Show
    Lane County Fairgrounds
     
January TBA Newsletter for More Information Clubhouse Cleaning

FEBRUARY – 2023

February 7th 1:00 pm Board Meeting, Clubhouse
     
February 21st 11:30 am Building Opens
  12:00 pm Business Meeting / Horticultural Sharing
  1:00 pm  Program:
    Candle Making with Herbs and Flowers
    Workshop with EGC Members



 

FEBRUARY – What's up?

February 15-19th   Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
    Convention Center, Seattle W
     
February 14th 9:45 am SMJ House Work Party
     
February 24th

9:30 am Social Hour
10:00 am Meeting

Willamette District Board Meeting
Hosted by: TBA

MARCH – 2023

March 7th 1:00 pm Board Meeting, Clubhouse
     
March 21st 11:30 am Carpool Make Your Own Hanging Basket!
    Cost $$
  11:45 am leaves Carpool: Meet at Winco Parking Lot (11:30 am)
  Newsletter for More Information  
  www.mckenzierivernursery.com  



 

MARCH – What's up?

March 11-13th   Lane County Spring Home & Garden Show
    Lane County Fair Grounds
     
March 14th 9:45 am SMJ House Work Party
     
March TBA

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Check the Newsletter for
More Information

Plant 'Nerd' Night
Presentation by local nursery experts

Bring friends
Plants for Sale!
Free Raffle Tickets - Win a Plant!
Refreshments

March 24

9:30 am - Sociaal Hour
10:00 am - Meeting

Willamette District General Meeting

Hosted by: TBA

APRIL – 2023

April 4th 1:00 pm Board Meeting, Clubhouse
     
April 18th  11:30 am Building Opens
  12:00 pm Business Meeting / Horticultural Sharing
  1:00 pm  Program:
    Eugene Backyard Guided Tour and History
  Newsletter for More Information Presented by:
Kevin Schafer
Carpool - TBA

GARRDEN EXTRAVAANGAZA

Helping Hands Needed!
Sign Up this Month

 



 

APRIL – What's up?

April 11th 9:45 am SMJ House Work Party
     
April 30th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lane County Master Gardner's Plant Sale
    Lane County Fair Grounds
     
 

 

 

 

October 2022
June 2022
May 2022

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.

March 2022
Februrary 2022

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.

October 2021

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.