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November 14 Meeting: 

Title: Organic Vegetables: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Organic Pest Management
Speaker: Ben Doherty, Open Hands Farm
When: 12:45, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Where: United Methodist Church, 1401 South Maple Street

Description: Open hands Farm is a 15-acre certified fruit and vegetable farm two miles north of Northfield, growing over 250 varieties of 40 crops for their members, food service providers, and retail stores. The mission is to grow healthy food for the community, to build community around food, and to leave the soil in better shape than we found it. We'll discuss CSA and organic soil insect, weed and disease management. Questions welcome on topics large and small.

2018 Northfield Garden Club Board was elected unanimously at the October 10, 2017 meeting:

President:             Lorraine Rovig
Vice President:     Pam Roberts
Secretary:             Mary Jones
Treasurer:             Elizabeth Olson
Public Relations: Barbara Brown
Past President:    Erika Tallman

Here's our booth at the Northfield Home and Garden Show on Saturday, April 8.

Sixty people attended our first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, February 14 at St. Olaf College to hear our speaker, Larry Pfarr, a home and garden expert from Bachman's Nursery who is often featured on KSTP TV! What a great way to start the year.  

The Northfield Garden Club 2017 Officers were Elected at the October meeting.

President: Lorraine Rovig (seated right)
Vice President: Judy Code (standing left)
Secretary/PR: Barbara Brown (seated left)
Treasurer: Elizabeth Olson (standing right)
Past President: Erika Tallman (standing middle)

Time to Renew Membership for 2017. Membership levels:

$15 = Basic
$50 = Friend
$100 = Supporter

If you want a discount joint membership with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) add $37. Deadline for joint membership is October 11 meeting. The MSHS members receive bi-monthly Northern Gardener Magazines and a 10% discount card that is good at dozens of nurseries throughout MN. Mail your check to P.O. Box 745, Northfield, MN 55057.

For more information call President Lorraine Rovig at 443-813-2941 or Past President Erika Tallman at 605-228-7745.

Photo: Tallman
(Arisaema triphyllum)