On the second Tuesday of each month the Garden Club enjoys an educational session plus gathers to discuss local city gardening projects, floral design ideas, and what's growing in our gardens.
September 12, 2023 -- Field trip to Venture Out
After a short business meeting, we will be carpooling to Venture Out Nursery on
South Whidbey. The nursery is closed on Tuesday and has invited us for a private tour of the entire plants.
October 10, 2023 – 100 Year Celebration
The Club officially turns 100 on October 3rd! Join us as we celebrate with current and past members of the Club.
November 14, 2023 – Wreath Making - Lexi Ochoa, Forage
Lexi will be building a fall wreath with locally grown and foraged greens, dried
flowers, grapevine and wire to stay within sustainable floristry standards.
December 12, 2023 -Christmas Party
We will enjoy Christmas music, have a few plant inspired games to play, and enjoy a potluck with friends.
January 9, 2024 – Flower Farming – Jessyln Pettigrew, Mossy Gate Flower Farm
Jesalyn will share with us her story of going from customer service background, to stay at home mom, to single mom trying to find a path for the family - and now, “successful” small family farm that wholesales cut flowers without an
February 13, 2024 – Creating and Maintaining a Worm Bin – Bobbi Peskuric
Learn how to create an easy and inexpensive worm bin and turn your food waste into a rich compost for your gardens
March 12, 2024 – How to be More Successful with Your Vegetable Harvest, Anza Muenchow Maha Farm in Clinton
Anza will talk about microclimate, crop rotation, common soil concerns, and
which are the best, most delicious crops to include in your next vegetable garden. Anza has been growing food in the PNW for 4 decades and has developed community gardens and school gardens in the Seattle area and Whidbey Island.
April 9, 2024 – Protecting our Planet, One Person at a Time – Deb Mitchell
Deb will provide an overview of changing weather conditions, followed by
discussion of best practices that allow us to reduce our negative impacts on climate change. Learn how we create micro-climates to reduce water usage, reduce our carbon footprint, and nurture our plants, insects and animals.
May 14, 2024 – Plant Sale
Back by popular demand, after our business meeting we will move to the parking lot where members of the Club have brought in plants they have started from their own yards. The plants will be sold by donation. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting after which they can also shop for plants.
June 11, 2024 – Picnic and Potluck
Let’s celebrate all we have accomplished and learned throughout the year.
9:00 Social time
9:15 Meeting begins
10:1 5 Break - get to know members and light refreshments
12:00 Adjourn Meeting begins
First United Methodist Church
1050 S.E. Ireland Street Oak Harbor
SAVE THE DATE - 22st Annual Garden Tour & Tea
Saturday, June 29 2024
Would you like to showcase your garden on a future garden tour?
The community is invited to the Oak Harbor Garden Club open house in Smith Park on Saturday,
September 30th from 1 - 4pm to celebrate the club turning 100 years old.
There will be displays, music, a dedication of a plaque to mark 100 years of service, and a few more surprises!