Live Meeting with Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Starla Kramer

The Sun Lakes Garden Club welcomes Doug Jones, speaking on Exotic Fruits. Doug is the President of the Arizona Chapter of the California Exotic Fruit Growers.

Doug lives in Mesa, Ariz., on acreage and grows an amazing assortment of fruits. He spoke to the club in 2017, and he brought mangos and other fruits from his harvest for the members to try. Since his presentation was so popular and the club has so many new members, he was invited back for the Sept. 15 monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m.

The Sun Lakes Garden Club meets all year on the third Tuesday of the month. Members have been staying connected through monthly live Zoom computer meetings, and “virtual” video field trips during COVID-19 closures. Members receive a 10-page monthly newsletter with photos of members’ gardens and activities. Newsletters are available on

Members are welcome from any city and any level of gardening experience. Club memberships are $20 per year, and a spouse or second member in the household is only $10 per year. We will be back to “live meetings” in September, with packaged refreshments. Meetings are held at the Chapel Center (next door to the Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church). It’s at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club.