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.
***March 2020 meeting has been cancelled***
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.
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.
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.
Kharizma received her degree in horticulture 10 years ago in 2010 from Clackamas Community College. She began her career maintaining city medians and bio-swales along with combating invasive species in the 27 trails of Lake Oswego; a community near Portland, OR. She then worked for several years with a Fortune 500 company specializing in commercial container planting and rooftop gardens. In 2017 she moved back to the Oregon Coast where she grew up and joined the Lincoln County Master Garden program where she currently volunteers as the historian, librarian and a program coordinator. She is also involved with the Eureka Pioneer Cemetery and hopes to create new beautification projects for the grounds in the near future.
Kharizma teaches several classes with Container Gardens and Flower Arranging being the most sought after and popular classes on demand.
*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)
"Clubhouse Bulletin Board" posts information in a downloadable format on classes and
activities of interest to gardeners in our community .
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