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Program: Lorraine Poggione, Manager of Folsom Municipal Landscape Services Division, cares for the beautification and maintenance of all of Folsom’s parks public spaces and yes, even your neighborhood. She too is interested in the beautification and maintenance of Folsom and will share details about plant selection, watering, funding, lighting, who her team is, what’s new and a little about what’s coming South of Hwy 50.
Program: Veronica Simpson, Master Gardener at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, will provide a tour of their demonstration gardens (water-efficient landscape, vegetables and herbs), and their bountiful orchard, table grape vineyard, and berry patches (blueberries and cane berries). We will also see a compost and vermiculture area. Note: Our tour will closely follow their annual Harvest day event the first Saturday in August.
Program: Cielo Sichi, Chair of the American River College Horticulture Department, is the new head of new staff. Retirements of long term staff who developed a quality landscape design program made way for this dynamic and enthusiastic group. The Folsom Garden Club knows this program for many of our scholarship winners. Cielo will share his knowledge of the program as well as Landscape Design 101.
Program: Enjoy the gardens of some of our members by participating in this tour. Members Dianna Leight, Judy Greenalch, Carolyn Vodoklys, and Annette Hayward will open their gardens for our pleasure. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know members and see how others are inspired in their yards. Maps will be provided.
Program: Tenley Martinez, owner of Sea Dreams Lavender Farm, will provide details on various types of lavender, their uses, growth habits, and incorporating them into your garden. She will have plants and lavender products available for purchase.
Field Trip to Eisley Nursery, Inc. Program: During the 1930’s, the Great Depression affected so many, creating the necessity for families to find any avenue of supplementing their income. Henry and Lila Eisley’s house was, and still is, located on Auburn’s Nevada Street. Lila noticed the traffic flowing past her house and saw an opportunity to earn some extra money for her family. Lila’s “homegrown” pansies began the Eisley Nursery. Over the years, the family legacy has been passed on to the successive generations and…