Join us to learn how Great Floridian Myrtle Betz (1895-1992) cultivated community with the food she grew on Caladesi Island 100 years ago. Myrtle, a master gardener, learned growing basics from her immigrant father. She then created her own approach to raising food for their pioneer home on Caladesi Island. Listen in as Myrtle’s granddaughter, Terry Fortner, a well known speaker, uses intimate archival photos and anecdotes to share:
– What varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Caladesi garden of Myrtle Scharrer Betz
– Cultivation techniques used by Caladesi pioneers
– Buying, propagation and seed saving circa 1917
Speaker Terry Fortner enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Scharrer Betz. From 1977-1983, with her grandmother’s involvement, Terry lived, worked, and grew a garden in a local citrus grove, an experience that has gained value with time’s passing. Terry’s work life activities include being a teacher, horseback-riding instructor, and long time personal assistant to Gladys Douglas. She is active in Pinellas County historic preservation and proactive for projects at Caladesi Island.
Bring a garden inspired dish to the annual meeting. We will also be voting in officers and discussing the upcoming fundraiser.
Richard will be serving up some burgers, too.
See you there!
Welcome Back Gardener’s Potluck will be held Friday, October 9th at 6:00 pm at DCG. This is rockin’ chance to meet your fellow DCGA members. More details in the coming days.
If you would like to help Nancy, Gayle and Richard organize this event, please send a note to registrar@DunedinCommunityGarden.com
Not a member? We would love to see you join us. Become a member today.
Join us for a stellar kick off to 2015. What to bring:
- Favorite beverage, Chili or Chili-complimenting side
- Cash for the 50/50 Donation Raffle
- Garden themed book donations – Free Little Library
- Your bum to test out the new restrooms
- Plenty of friends
Its sweet potato harvest and Thanksgiving time. Join renowned local Chef John Lewis as he combines two events into one evening. Experience and sample various Chef-created dishes. Learn about:
- Sweetpotatoes (not yams)
- Growing and harvesting in Florida
- What to consider when creating a sweet potato dish
- Multiple recipes
This is a free workshop. Bring your curiosity and a friend.
Speaker Chef John Lewis – is co-owner/chef of Chef John’s Creative Culinary Services specializing in catering, private parties, cooking classes and team-building events. Recently he completed 13 years as the Resident Chef of the nationally syndicated “Daytime Show” where his specialties were easy-to-prepare gourmet dishes and kicked – up comfort foods. Find out more by visiting www.itsallaboutthefood.us
The Dunedin Community Garden cordially invites you to a potluck, seed and plant share gathering. This is a great opportunity to meet other Community Gardeners and members of the community that support growing our own. Bring a garden inspired dish to share and enjoy fresh off the grill organic veggie burgers provided by the Dunedin Community Garden!
What to bring: Seeds or plants to share, a garden inspired dish to share and drinks of your choice. If you have an extra outdoor chair bring it along.
Contact Richard A for more information.
We have several new gardeners and new Garden Managers.
Come get to know who’s who. This is a quick informal get-together. Bring with you a cup of coffee, a smile and any questions, comments, or concerns you have about the Garden.