On top of a rewarding career in Health Science and Exercise Physiology, Denise was a Director of a Land Trust, owned a native plant nursery in rural San Diego and became a Canyoneer hiking docent for the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Living in the Desert Southwest for 10 years, Denise became increasingly involved in groundwater challenges and began to concentrate her plant interest in growing food and herbs with harvested rain water. Having dabbled in culinary and medicinal herbs for several years, Denise decided to take a formal course in medicinal herbs, a program developed by Rosemary Gladstar, a pioneer herbalist who originated United Plant Savers, an organization devoted to protecting endangered wildcrafted herbs. Rosemary was also the founder of Traditional Medicinal Teas that are available in almost all grocery stores today.
On December 16th Denise will highlight some easy to use herbs focusing on basic herbology, plus where to purchase high quality herbs locally and how to store them to maintain potency.
Seal Rock Garden Club members would typically be getting ready this month to go into wreath production in anticipation of our wonderful Greens Sale held in early December. Unfortunately, this is not a typical year. With Covid 19 cases rising again, we are reminded of the need to wear masks and socially distance to prevent further spread. Making wreaths, swags, and centerpieces requires many people working in close proximity for extended periods. We have discussed a number of alternatives that would allow us to bring our customers a quality product and conduct a sale that would be safe and enjoyable for everyone. In the end we have decided to cancel the Greens Sale for 2020. We trust that our many faithful customers will understand our decision and come back to us in December, 2021.
Thank you for your continued loyalty.
Carrie Davis, SRGC President
Carol Brescher, Greens Sale Chair
Tarrah has a Florist for 26 years; she and her husband have owned Newport Florist for 5 1/2 years. ( They all also own a gym in Newport. CrossFit Newport).Before that, they owned a wedding flower business in southern California. Over the years Tarrah has been very blessed to work with some very talented florists and have learned major tips & tricks from them. Teaching others the art & techniques of floral design is a passion of Tarrah's. That is one of the reasons they chose their new space at 1738 N. Coast Hwy...it has plenty of room for floral design classes. Tarrah has been teaching floral design for 7 years.
Founded in 1948, Seal Rock Garden Club is a 70 year plus community non-profit organization formed for coastal gardeners to share their knowledge of plants and to provide a social setting for individuals interested in gardening, conservation and support of community gardening projects. A housing barracks for conscientious objectors during World War II, the clubhouse originally located at Camp Angell, Waldport was purchased at auction for $306 and was moved to its' present site in Seal Rock in the 70's.
Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from September to June with presentations on gardening topics relevant to coastal gardening. Meetings begin at 11:00am, with monthly presenter, followed by general meeting and lunch provided by members.
***As of October 2020, we are conducting our meetings via Zoom, with programs planned 1 month prior to meeting***
We meet when the weather starts to turn cool and rainy, allowing us maximum time in the garden during the warmer, drier summer growing months. Field trips to private and public gardens are available to members as well as visitors throughout the course of our "club season". Experts from Oregon State University, private enterprise, University of Oregon and others in their field of expertise present informative lectures and demonstrations on horticulture, flower arrangement and master gardening. Presentations begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a business meeting and a light lunch. Our meetings are free and open to the public. The club is a non-profit organization, 501 (c) (4).
Each year members are involved in two major fund raising events, the Greens Sale in December and the Flower and Plant Show in June.
Our annual Christmas Greens Sale takes place in early December. ***This event has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid***
Locally grown greens are crafted and designed into wreaths, swags, and table arrangements made by members. Holiday gifts, small live decorated trees and a raffle of gift items are available for purchase. Funds from the Greens Sale are used for maintaining the clubhouse and grounds.
***We are still planning our June, 2021 plant sale in spring if it is safe to do so***
The Flower and Plant Sale in mid-June is an end of the year event with the clubhouse decorated with spring flowers and the surrounding yard full of sale plants suitable for coastal gardens. Mark your calendars for our Plant Sale. Gardeners start lining up early to buy plants. Sales are brisk. A portion of the funds raised go to nonprofit organizations that support gardening, education, conservation and local civic gardening projects.
*Compiled by Lyssa Watkins,
The Optimist is as often wrong as the Pessimist.... but he is far happier
We MUST NOT allow the clock & the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery.
Author - H.G. Wells
A little seed for me to sow; a little earth to make it grow; a little hole, a little pat, a little wish - and that is that. A little sun, a little shower, a little while ....and then a flower.
Kudzu vs. Wild Cucumber ????
By Sally Noack
Common Names: Kudzu, Japanese arrowroot
Scientific Name: Pueraria montana (syn: Pueraria
montana var. lobata, Pueraria lobata)
"Growin Coastal" is the work of members Betty Bahn and Sally Noack. This garden-wise contribution is culled from their many years of coastal gardening experience, research and education. Their presentations, "Horticultural Table Notes", at our monthly meetings guide members on practical, timely how-to measures on what to do in the garden, information on garden events, and in-depth answers to questions and whatever and anything anyone wants to talk about. "Growin' Coastal" aims to continue to offer their guidance here in written form. In this issue, we offer Sally's contribution to "Growin' Coastal" as Betty's appeared in an earlier posting.
Our members take turns each month in generously providing delicious luncheons and sharing their favorite recipes with us. There are many recipes to test and enjoy here, but unfortunately we have room for only a few. Each month we will feature one or two dishes that are sure to become your favorites.
A wonderful recipe submitted by our member Carrie Davis:
For the potatoes:
Instant mash potatoes for piping over the top of meat mixtures (about 4-6 cups or whatever size your making)
•Make Brown Gravy ((approximately 2 cups)
For the meat filling:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground Ground Round (or Lamb) I use Beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 cups fresh or frozen Peas and Carrots (you can use Corn and another veggie)
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