Members of the Summerland Garden Club presented a $1,500 cheque to the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens. Surrounded by members of the two organizations, Charlotte Leaming, president of the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens, receives the cheque from Jan Carlson, at right, president of the Summerland Garden Club.

Members of the Summerland Garden Club presented a $1,500 cheque to the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens. Surrounded by members of the two organizations, Charlotte Leaming, president of the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens, receives the cheque from Jan Carlson, at right, president of the Summerland Garden Club.

Gardeners contribute to education programs

Members of the Summerland Garden Club presented $1,500 to the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

Members of the Summerland Garden Club presented $1,500 to the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens, in order to help the gardens promote learning aspects of gardening.

Jan Carlson, president of the Summerland Garden Club, said the club members have attended workshops offered by the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens over the past few years.

The ornamental gardens, at the Summerland Research Station, have helped to promote gardening and recognizes the appreciation for growing and eating locally-grown foods.

Workshops at the gardens, administered by Eva Antonijevic, include sessions such as water harvesting, irrigation, native plants and soil health.

The Summerland Garden Club urges other gardening clubs to donate to the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

 

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