IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR SOOKE GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS!

Sooke Garden Club Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday,
September 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
Our speaker will be Kristen Miskelly from Saanich Native Plants. Kristen will highlight a selection of native plants suited to a variety of conditions and suggest examples of drought-tolerant, deer-resistant and edible plants.
Please check your Email for instructions on how to join in this Zoom meeting.
If you are not a Sooke Garden Club Member, but would like to join our Club, please Email Lori Kirk at kirkl@shaw.ca


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About Us:  The Sooke Garden Club was established in 1971 as a means for residents of the Sooke Region to come together to share experiences, learn from experts, and enjoy the camaraderie and benefits to be derived from a common interest in gardening and horticulture. In turn, the Club contributes to the community through monetary donations, gardening-related volunteer work/support, and committee participation.

Membership:  Membership is open to anyone over 12 years of age and costs $15 for the calendar year. People may join the Garden Club at any time during the year.   A membership entitles the cardholder to discounts at various garden centres on the South Island.

Meetings:  Regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from January through May, and from September through November, 7:00-9:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 2191 Townsend Road, Sooke.  The November meeting is the Annual General Meeting, followed by the presentation of annual prizes and awards, and a  celebration of the holiday season.

Refreshments are available at each meeting for a small donation. Members are asked, on a rotating basis, to bring sweets or savouries to these meetings and everyone is encouraged to bring his/her own cup for tea or coffee.

Late June features the Club’s annual Strawberry Tea & Parlour show.  This special outdoor event is often hosted by a member of the Club.

Plant Sales:  Members are invited to donate plants (well-rooted and labeled), seeds, pots, etc., for sale at the October meeting.  The annual Spring Plant Sale is open to the public, and the proceeds are used to fund the schedule of monthly educational presentations.

Parlour Shows:  Parlour shows are an important and delightful aspect of most meetings, and all members are encouraged to participate.  Qualified show judges evaluate the entries, provide useful feedback, and award placements within the various categories established for each show.  Five major trophies are awarded at year end for parlour show achievements.  For more information, please see the Parlour Shows page.

Potato Contest:  Each spring, seed potatoes are purchased, and Club members are urged to buy one (for a nominal amount) and plant it.  In the fall, members of the Potato Contest Committee supervise the digging and weighing of the yield.  Prizes are awarded in various categories.  For more information, please see the Contests page.

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Pumpkin, Squash & Funniest Vegetable Contest:  At the October meeting, prizes are awarded in various categories for homegrown squashes and for decorating a pumpkin.  For more information, please see the Contests page.

Photo Contest:  A photo contest is held each fall.  Members are urged to make good use of their cameras year round and submit their best garden-related photos for judging.  Prizes are awarded within various categories.  For more information, please see the Contests page.

For more information about the Sooke Garden Club, please to send an email to sookegc@gmail.com

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