Pineridge 2020 Speaker Series
Russ Henry and Chesney Engquis, January 15th, 2020 on Healthy Soils, Healthy People
The featured program at the club meeting on January 15th was “Healthy Soils, Healthy People”. Guest speakers Russ Henry and Chesney Engquis, President and General Manager of Giving Tree Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Landscape and co-founders Bee Safe Minneapolis, explained why healthy soil is critical for our ecosystem. They shared four helpful tips for creating healthy soil:
Tip #1: Keep the soil covered in green
Tip #2: Minimize disturbance
Tip #3: Keep living roots in the soil
Tip #4: Integrate appropriate fauna
To learn more about each tip, visit Minnehaha Falls Landscape’s Website. https://www.minnehahafallslandscape.com/healthy-soil/
You can also learn more about pollinator friendly gardening at Be Safe Minneapolis’ website. http://beesafempls.org
Working has begun on the St. Paul Park City Hall entrance gardens
Pineridge Garden Club volunteers worked with the city and rejuvenated this garden in the fall of 2019 with additional plants and updates to be finished in the spring of 2020 along with colorful annuals.
Gaze and Graze club gathering 2019
Gathering together to enjoy the efforts of our club members along with good food and good company. Many thanks to Bob and Caryn for sharing their gardens. Special thanks to our three guests Marissa, Joy, and Mya.
Celebrating 50 years in 2019!! Club anniversary dinner April 17
2019 Cottage Grove Volunteer Banquet
Cottage Grove’s Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was held in April. It was especially nice. The City of Cottage Grove recognized and honored Delores Handeland, Kathy Rolfson and Glennie Dolan (absent) for founding the Pineridge Garden Club 50 years ago. Mayor Myron Bailey presented Delores and Kathy with special founder plaques. The Club received a 50 year plaque and a living gift of three small Sonic Bloom Pink Weigela shrubs to plant in the City Hall Garden.
2019 Spring Gala
Pineridge Garden Club – Speaker series
Pineridge Garden Club met September 21, 2019 at Cottage Grove City Hall. Margaret MacNeale from the Daffodil Society of Minnesota presented an informative program about the care and types of daffodils. The members were also able to purchase bulbs from the Daffodil Society. The club then enjoyed refreshments and held a business meeting. The October 16 program will be decorating for the holidays by speaker Jenn Hovland from Fluer de Louise Flower Studio. The meeting will be October 16 at 7:pm at Cottage Grove City Hall. For more information on the Pineridge Garden Club visit: www.pineridgegardenclub.org
March 2019 – Debra Dresler
Debra Dresler, a St Croix Valley native, has had a rich career in the arts designing and marketing art in many mediums with most recently digital art making. She has also been an instructor in calligraphy, jewelry making, painting and photography. She believes everyone is a creator and encourages wild abandon and adventures in all forms of art making. She currently teaches iPhoneography, digital art, and creativity coaching at the White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN.
Blue Chip Tree Service owner – Rodney Mead
Rod has owned Blue Chip Tree Service since 1990 and he spoke to members about tree maintenance and how to keep trees healthy. Rod was one of the early certified arborists in MN.
Speaker – August 2018
Washington County Master Gardener – Marge Sagstetter
Topic: How to Raise Monarchs Responsibly
What to do in the Garden Now
MN Horticulture Society
Dakota County Master Gardeners
University of MN Extension Service
Better Homes and Gardens