CGCI Orange District Club of the Month – August

DEL NORTE GARDEN CLUB    Diana Moriarty, President, 2016-2018

Del Norte Garden Club was started by four ladies who initially met in their homes and were later able to move the meetings to our current location in Placentia.. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at Placentia United Methodist Church on Valencia Avenue, at 9:30 a.m.  Our membership is growing and is almost at 60.

Our objectives are to create, promote and further interest in amateur gardening, in plant and bird life, in designing with plant material and the appreciation and conservation of the natural beauty of our country.

Our meetings open with social time and refreshments, and proceed on to a wide selection of speakers – last year including the Manager of Coastkeepers Garden, a couple of Master Gardeners, ‘Tower Gardens’ and focusing on drought tolerance. Our field trip this spring took us by bus to Cal Poly, Pomona (see photo above) where we toured their growing areas, research greenhouses, Nursery and the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch.  We sponsored a $500.00 scholarship for a student in their Horticulture Department. For some years we have been giving our $500 Lois Copenhagen Scholarship to a Horticulture student at Fullerton College.

We have several ‘hands-on’ community projects including creation and maintenance of a sensory garden at the George Key School for handicapped children; care of a rose garden at the Placentia post office (see photo above) and recently adopting the rose garden at Yorba Linda post office;

This year we are ‘Celebrating Our 40-Year Anniversary’ with the main event a Celebration Luncheon at Alta Vista County Club on May 11, 2017. We also look forward to hosting the February 6, 2017 District Meeting,

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Elaine Davis Director Orange District edavis1@cox.net or elainedavis@ocdistrict.org

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