Calendar 2016-2017




For details on any event
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fallbrookgardenclub@gmail.com
September
7-9        CGCI Fall Board Meeting, Loleta, CA
13         10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
             1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
21-24     NGC Fall Board Meeting, Portland, ME
25         Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Special “Fall Holiday Show” FREE - Shinoda Design Center. A special designer will use permanent and fresh botanicals off the shelf to create unique designs.
26         10:00 a.m. - Palomar District Fall Board Meeting, San Carlos
27         GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                2:00 p.m. - Program: Mick Gallagher: “Why Grow Grapes in the Fallbrook Area?” Mick, owner of Casa Tiene Vista Winery, will discuss the historical production of avocados and fruit in our area and why grape growing has taken off in recent years, in many cases replacing these historical crops. The presentation will include how to grow grapes, the demand for wine grapes, and how to make a profit growing grapes.
October
1-31        Fallbrook’s Scarecrow Days
3             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
               12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Bob Gordon AIFD Professor of Ornamental Horticulture A perennial favorite, Bob kicks off our "Celebrate- the Art Form" season with designs featuring the latest trends.
11            10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
12            1:00 p.m. - Herb Study Group, Palomares House
16            10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fallbrook Harvest Faire/Downtown
25            GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                    12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                    2:00 p.m. - Program: Alicia Wolff: “Uses and Growing of Lavender.” Alicia, owner Keys Creek Lavender Farm, will discuss the growing of various lavenders and the myriad uses for this versatile plant. Keys Creek is San Diego County’s only USDA certified organic Lavender Farm.
26             10:00 a.m. - Succulent Study Group - Pumpkin Workshop for YANA project
31             TRICK OR TREAT!
November
7               9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
                12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Susan Standerfer, AIFD, currently travels to China as designer and teacher.
8              10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, (Location TBD)
9              1:00 p.m. - Herb Study Group, Palomares House
15            10:00 a.m. - Succulent Study Group field trip Oasis Nursery
24             Happy THANKSGIVING!
29             GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: “Super Efficient Irrigation.” David A. Bainbridge, water conservation advocate, researcher, author, and speaker, will explain and demonstrate how super efficient irrigation systems, such as deep pipe irrigation and wick irrigation, can save 50%-90% of the water used in most gardens, containers, and flower beds.
December
2             Fallbrook Tree Lighting - Community Center
5             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
               12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Holiday Designs of National Garden Clubs. Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the Holiday Season. Over 20 designs to view and learn about as NGC Judges explain the ins and outs of each one.
6             10:00 a.m. - Succulent Study Group - Pine Cone Christmas ornaments (one to keep, one to sell at December general meeting)
                NO Board Meeting this month
13             GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: David Root: “From Tinsel to Tulips!” David’s dynamic stage presence combined with his intensive studies in the art of floristry, have made him a highly sought-after lecturer. David is also the founder and organizer of Petals for Patriots, a project to deliver flowers to the Wounded Warrior centers in San Diego County. Six garden clubs, including our own, now participate.
25             Merry Christmas!
January
1             Happy NEW YEAR
9             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
               12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: "How'd they do that?" Special educational program featuring three wonderful teachers. Pauline Sechi, George Speer and Carvill Veech will demonstate the details of Design Mechanics, Backgrounds, Underlayments, Containers/non-containers, etc. Start the year off right.
10            10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
29-Feb 1  CGCI Winter Board Meeting, Anderson, CA
31             GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: Michelle Castellano Keeler: “Flowers for Cutting” Michelle, from Mellano Farms, will discuss the past, present, and future of the cut flower business in terms of the issues facing cut flower growers and agriculture as a whole. Mellano & Company has been a wholesale distributor of cut flowers since 1925. They have 375 acres under cultivation in the San Luis Rey Valley and continue to incorporate new technologies that are light years away from its founding days.
February
6             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
              12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Adele Kelly, Creative Designer NGC Flower Show Judge, New to our stage but not to Floral Design. Adele has won best in class, section and show. Get ready for the flower show season.
8             1:00 p.m. - Herb Study Group, Palomares House
14           10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
               1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
20           Palomar District Winter Board & Annual Meeting, Chula Vista, CA
28           GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                    12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                    2:00 p.m. - Program: Dave Freed: “The Tomato Guy” Dave is considered the Orange County tomato expert. He has designed a unique self watering system which can be easily built at home. This system has produced 50 pounds of tomatoes from just one plant! In addition, Dave will explain how watering, temperature, mulching, pollination, and fertilizing all play a role in a delicious, juicy tomato!.
March
6             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
              12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program. Watch as local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme. Then, like a 3-ring circus, they show a “signature design”, a “round robin” and a “wrap up” design.
8             1:00 p.m. - Herb Study Group, Palomares House
14           10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
               1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
28           GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FGC - 86 years
                    12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                    2:00 p.m. - Program: Elaine Bryan: “Growing your own food with a Tower Garden.” Elaine will show us how to grow our own food using Tower Gardens which are self sufficient and can be used almost anywhere. They provide a sustainable form of growing fresh food that uses 90% less water, saves space, and time. She is a registered yoga teacher and nutritional counselor, as well as a nutrition educator for Oceanside elementary school.
April
3             9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
             12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Mitsuko Takeya, Master Instructor O'Hara School of Ikebana. Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs. We are pleased that Mitsuko could fit us in between her many classes.
11            10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
18-20       Pacific Region Convention, Seattle, WA
25            GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: Ben Gill: “All about Proteas!“ Ben has been a protea grower for over 40 years, and has grown or consulted on them in 10 countries. He is a popular speaker at many garden clubs and at the San Diego Horticulture society. He has been involved in the San Diego Farm Bureau, and is a founding director for the Palomar College Arboretum. He is an enthusiastic supporter of these beautiful and exotic plants.
28             Garden tour set-up
29             9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Garden Tour & Plant Sale
30             Arts in the Park
May
1              9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
                12:30 p.m. - Palomar District Floral Design Forum: Tom Simmons, AIFD,CFD, CCF Floral Designer, Special Events, classes. Has Chaired AIFD Symposiums and is highly sought after for demonstrations, classes, events and council.
9              10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
16-21       NGC Convention, Richmond, VA
29             Memorial Day Flowers, Masonic Cemetery
30             GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: “How to Animate Your Garden By Attracting Butterflies.” Pat Pawlowski, writer, lecturer, garden consultant, will discuss all facets of these beautiful pollinators and the plants and other garden features that attract them to our gardens.
30-Jun 3    CGCI 87th Annual Convention, San Luis Obispo
June
4-10         National Garden Week
5              9:00 a.m. - Workday Live Oak Park
                10:00 a.m. Palomar District Summer Board Meeting, Coronado, CA
13            10:00 a.m. - Growing Stitches
                1:00 p.m. - BOARD MEETING, FPUD
14            1:00 p.m. - Herb Study Group, Palomares House
28             GENERAL MEETING, Fallbrook Community Center
                        12:30 p.m. - Social Time; 1:00pm - Business meeting
                        2:00 p.m. - Program: Awards, Installation of Officers
July-August
Enjoy the summer and join us for the annual picnic...check The Garden Chirp and the website for dates and details.