Wednesday May 6 at 7:30pm in the Club House, 1602 East 2100 South. This month’s lecture will be given by Tree Utah (http://treeutah.org/) focusing on the proper planting and future maintenance of trees to benefit and enrich your landscape and the community.
“Since 1990, TreeUtah has planted more than 325,000 trees with the help of over 125,000 volunteers around Utah. We need your help to maintain and increase our urban forests. Your membership in TreeUtah will help us to continue to plant, care for and protect trees in our communities.“
Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at REI located at 3285 E. 3300 S.
REI will be offering over 40 different, high-quality and affordable native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials for sale (all plants are grown locally and NOT harvested from the wild). Please, cash or check only.
In order to receive your FIVE FREE NATIVE PLANTS, dig up and bag all of your myrtle spurge (AKA Donkey Tail Spurge), Euphorbia myrsinites, removing at least 4″ of the root clump and bring the whole thing to the address above. REMEMBER: wear protective clothing including long sleeves, gloves, and eye protection. All euphorbias have a latex-based sap chock full of irritating alkaloids and other chemicals that can cause severe skin irritation.
And yes, myrtle spurge is an invasive non-native species that crowds out native plants in our foothills and canyons.
More information can be found on the official notice Here (PDF file) or at the Salt Lake County Weed Program.
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The Spring City Heritage Days Home Tour proved to be a fantastic time for all. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the great weather, art, rhubarb everything, and the company of your fellow members and friends. Here’s to Spring City Heritage Day 2012!
And certainly a special thanks to Bruce Spiegel and Jim Baker for opening their beautiful home, yard (and pantry!) to us, and being wonderful and gracious hosts. It’s not easy wrangling nearly 25 tour-weary members and friends, all thirsty and hungry! After a day spent touring Spring City’s pioneering past and artistic present, Jim and Bruce capped off this perfect day with a delicious BBQ, great company, and all in a delightful setting. Thanks again guys!
UPDATE: Change in car pooling option, times, and general information.
The Spring City House and Garden Tour is a field trip definitely not to be missed, with beautiful historic pioneer-era homes, fantastic gardens, great food and a wide variety of arts and antiques. We will not be meeting officially at the Garden Center on Saturday morning. Instead, parties interested in carpooling should contact Dave Mash directly. The Spring City tour is a self-guided house and garden tour, but stop by Bruce and Jim’s for the best homes and gardens to see.
Speaking of, Bruce Spiegel and Jim Baker have graciously offered to open their Spring City house for coffee and treats at 9:00am and throughout the day for weary members and those needing a break. Their house is located at 257 South Main Street. The club will also gather together at Bruce and Jim’s at 3:30 for BBQ brats, etc.
For those unable to attend the afternoon festivities at Bruce and Jim’s, lunch is available from 12:00 – 1:30pm at the Old Spring City School. The cost of lunch is $7.00 and funds go towards the preservation of the school.
Date: Saturday, May 28
Times: 8:00 – 10:00am Festival Breakfast; 9:00am Street Festival; 10:00am – 4:00pm Home Tour. We will not be meeting at the Sugarhouse Garden Center, please see above.
Where: Spring City Main Street
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at Old Spring City School and the Old Firehouse (funds benefit preservation and restoration efforts in Spring City and lunch funds go towards the preservation of the schoolhouse).
For more information about the tour, please visit the event site here.
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As we finally begin to move beyond Foreverwinter 2011 and the valley is greening its way towards summer-spring, QSaltLake, Utah’s biweekly magazine for the GLBT community featured an excellent article on The Alternative Garden Club and its (our) continued growth and burgeoning success. You can view the entire article Here.
We would like to thank each and every member for making this club a success. After all, the AGC exists for you and because of you. Thanks, everyone, and here’s to a fabulous summer!