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Photos 2020

 Member's garden photos:
 April 2020 - Meeting cancelled
 May 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
April's speaker Beth Kallestad, BS Biology- MS Environmental Health,  was to speak on the impact of climate change in Northfield and the role local gardeners can play in Northfield's Climate Action Plan.  In leu of her presentation, go to the city website for the Northfield Climate Action Plan FAQ's as well as some suggestions for 2020 EarthdayActions 

Climate Action Plan_FAQs_March 2020(2).pdf

 See Garden planning tips worksheet:

Member photo below from Jim Cederberg. "The rhododendron and magnolia blossoms are great this spring, a nice antidote to the lockdown."

March 2020 - Ideas & Member Activity 
YouTube Gardening Videos:
Have you seen the YouTube "No Dig" videos from Charles Dowding? Click on the link:

"Discover and enjoy these quicker and easier ways of growing and harvesting vegetables, based on my 36 years of growing experience. My specialty is the no dig method, suitable for all soils. It results in far fewer weeds, and vegetables plus flowers grow as well if not better than when soil is tilled or dug. "
Online Classes:

Impatient to get outside in your gardens? Remember to let the frost leave the ground before you start tramping around.  You will be glad that you did.  Explore some online gardening classes from the U of MN:
From NGC member Alice Thomas --

I had a back-log of things I could do on-line, but was anxious to dig in the soil .  I thought "Judy would say it was about time I repotted!. 

Meanwhile, in Judy's basement:
The sedums (top) are from pots down town and will be replanted in the spring. And the geraniums are cuttings from a cemetery and will go back in the spring.
  February 2020 Luncheon 
 2020 Board members: Elizabeth Olson, Mary Jones, Sharon Detert, Lorraine Roving, Donna Jackson (not pictured)
 Guest Speaker: Theresa Rooney

 Sharon Detert, treasurer & Jeanette Johnson, membership committee chair
 Linda Blankenberger & Deb Bauer, members

 Alice Thomas & Richard Collman, members

 Tia & Robin, Lakeville Area Garden Club presidents, past & present
 Guest Deb Knecht & member Heidi Brosseau

 Steve & Joan Janusz, members

 Joan Koester & guest Deb Knecht

 Alice Thomas receiving landscaping grant for Save the Depot project
 Guest Bill Burmeister & Judy Code, Bridge Square committee chair
 2019 audit report Jim Cederberg

Barbara Oertli,
Apr 7, 2020, 2:10 PM