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Conservation Corner

Earth Day 2017 Pauline Lee Our earth is estimated to be over 4.5 billion years old, and traces of chemicals left in rocks in Greenland indicate that these were the remains of early one-celled living beings, possibly 3.5 billion years old. On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, let’s reflect how scientists have developed enough understanding…

Garden Club news

Pauline Lee Our March 17 meeting will feature Ken Roberts, a member of Phoenix Bonsai Society. Ken and his wife have a collection of approximately 50 trees of various size, from the smallest, approximately four inches tall, to the largest, approximately three feet tall. The trees vary greatly in age also. The oldest, collected in…

Conservation Corner

Genetically modified plants Pauline Lee Farmers generally plant seeds that will yield the kind of crop they wish to harvest. After centuries of such selection processes, many farm crops have prominent characteristics not at all like their wild ancestors. Yet, we generally accept such farm produce as natural and consume it without hesitation. Now, how…

Sun Lakes Garden Club to meet February 21

Sun Lakes Garden Club donating to Neighbors Who Care at December meeting

Pauline Lee At our December meeting, we enjoyed a beautiful, tasty and fun potluck brunch, and our president Diane Beatty presented a donation check of $300 to Neighbors Who Care. Carol Bowers, Volunteer Services Coordinator for NWC, accepted the check. In our January meeting, our speaker Ilene O’Meara, a master gardener and a resident of…

An evening with Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble

Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble, is appearing at the SunBird Community Ballroom on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at SunBird’s HOA Office for $10. The SunBird Garden Club is sponsoring this event which features Marshall Trimble, a multi-talented historian, who has been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona.” He…

Weeders Garden Club news

Debbie Hensley The Weeders Garden Club has had a pretty busy beginning to the gardening year thus far. On October 26 several members met at the McCroskey House in Tumbleweed Park, Chandler, to work on our ongoing planting and maintenance of the landscaping for this 1917 Sears kit historic home. This is one of our…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee Just what is processed food? Why is it the cause for our epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and chronic health problems? How does food processing damage our environment? Concerned about the health and environmental effects of processed food, 26 year-old Megan Kimble, a food writer in Tucson, decided to spend a year eating only…

Weeders Garden Club

Weeders Garden Club had a very interesting speaker for their monthly meeting on October 13. Dr. Casey Johnston is a chiropractor as well as the clinical director of Desert Springs Chiropractic. Johnston has always had an interest in promoting health, well-being and safety of all who actively garden. His talk was very informative and he…

Beauty for the desert landscape

Kirti Mathura

Kirti Mathura, Horticulturist, will be the featured speaker at the November 15 meeting of the Sun Lakes Garden Club. Kirti worked at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in different capacities for over 17 years, after serving six years as a Garden volunteer. Most currently she teaches plant materials for the Landscape Architecture Program at…