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What a lovely evening we had at our annual Harvest Dinner.  We were so pleased so many of our Yard of the Month winners were able to attend as our guests.  We had an abundant potluck, a photo slide show of the winners’ yards to admire (courtesy of photographer Jim Collison), lots of lovely conversation, and a fun and lively plant raffle.  We had fun getting to know some of our neighbors better, and we do hope to see some of them again soon.  And a warm welcome to Kim, our newest member!  Many thanks to all the members who contributed their energy to making such a lovely evening for us all: cornucopia centerpieces (pictured above, special thanks to Catherine for the photos), halloween-themed party favors, clean white tablecloths, delectable homemade crab dip, and delicious lime-orange punch.  And many thanks to everyone who came early to set up and stayed late to help put everything away.  Many hands make light work and a beautiful event!

 

We also had a very abundant seed and cutting exchange earlier in October at our monthly meeting.  As we put our beds to rest for the season, we gardeners collect seeds and cuttings to share with other members.  We are so thrilled that we were joined that evening by many new faces as well.  We hope to see you all again at our future gatherings!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1st, at 7pm, in the Clubhouse meeting room.  On the agenda: fabulous bulbs at wholesale prices, for our members (or anyone who wants to join!), a new slate of officers up for vote, and planning for our evergreen wreath-making and gift exchange in late-November.  Please join us!

 

 

 

 

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Our members spent a lovely Sunday morning touring Goshen Farm with our guide, Nicole.  (Special thanks to Nicole for guiding us, and to Roy for these photos!)

In the bottom photo we are at the site of Goshen Farm’s Community Garden, currently sowed with winter rye, to keep weeds down.

How wonderful to see this historical site and open land being preserved for future generations of Cape residents by these hardworking folks.  We are grateful to them, and wish them every success in their endeavors!

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