Mission Statement: Gardens and programs that inspire, educate and enrich our lives and our community.
Purpose Statement: To educate and encourage citizens on the importance of developing, restoring, maintaining and conserving wildlife habitat and the native plants that comprise that habitat.
Many thanks to those who have renewed your memberships and given donations.
Many of you have increased your membership renewal levels–thank you! Memberships help support our organization and our gardens!
Note: We can now accept memberships and renewals online! (donations had been accepted online for a few months).Membership/Renewals. However, to help us cover our processing costs for the convenience of using online payments, it is necessary to include those costs in our online membership fees. Amounts remain the same as before for checks/cash.
Tuesday November 16th class at 6:00pm entitled ~ Native Mason Bees ~ presented by Brigg Franklin Master Composter Recycler and Mason Beekeeper. Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring
This has become an annual event with many folks returning each year to share in the fun! Learn about the amazing Mason Bees while we work together to clean cocoons. You can even take some home for helping!
We had an informative class with Eric Lambert, the Clean Water Outreach Specialist with Clark County Public Works. We received some great information about the importance of maintaining our water supply and things you can do at home regarding how to do so. If you missed the session it was recorded and is now available to view on The Camas Public Library’s YouTube page.Here’s the link:
Note: We have a playlist at the Camas Library YouTube page where you can view recorded class sessions from past months at:
Camas Library YouTube
Did you notice?
The Hummingbird Garden and the Cottage Garden both have new birdbaths.
The Manor Garden has a new spruced up sign. Thanks to Ron Ferguson for the beautiful new frame.
Members Missives–Follow Up
News/communications relating to members……if you have items to share please let me know.
In the September newsletter we shared information about two garden related entrepreneur businesses started and run by people in our NatureScaping “family”.
Good Year Farms–a nursery specializing in plants native to the region – http://www.goodyearfarms.com
Honeymoon Farm–a venue for seasonal flowers, events and self-guided strolls etc. – http://www.honeymoonfarmoregon.com
Visitors are enjoying the gardens–some have left comments and pictures. Our coordinators are privy to special moments in the gardens and are also happy to share.
From Kristine (a member):
“The gardens are an incredible inspiration and a huge benefit for the entire community”.
From Larry (member, co-coordinator and regular contributor):
“wandering through the gardens today – always something new to see”. See pic
From Martha (member, coordinator): Edited for space..
“A family from Utah was visiting, and the gentleman, Allan, was very impressed with the gardens. He complimented the work that has made it such a beautiful place. Then, I was painting the bird bath that is in the back of the Manor garden when Ruby, an eleven year old girl, said, “You’re doing a good job!.” Then she called, “Grandma, come here, come see this artist at work.” Her grandma, Kelly, was there to photograph a senior for her senior pictures. It is so much fun when people are so friendly and love the beauty that we have been able to maintain in this little piece of paradise.”
From Business Google
“Its beautiful place. Very colorful trees at this time of year.”
Nature Related Quote of the Month
From John Burroughs: How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Stay safe and enjoy!