Our next meeting is this Wednesday at 10:30 at the library. If you cannot attend please click Projects on our web site, columbiablooms.org, and see what we're up to. If you have an idea about how to get something done or have a new project please follow the instructions you will find there or reply to this email. One of the items for discussion at the meeting will be crowdfunding.
The Master Gardener and I weeded the Fire Station planters on Saturday in preparation for planting. We hope to have the project finished in time for their Open House.
The Columbia Blooms Committee met yesterday at the library. The minutes will be posted to our web site soon.
One of the ideas we are pursuing is to print post cards and calendars to be sold by local merchants as a fundraising activity. If you are someone who is unable to come to meetings you can help us by emailing images you may have of flowers and the city. Please make certain that the images are not copyrighted.
If you are a stay-at-home parent and suddenly have free time since school has started, getting out into nature and enjoying the Discovery Garden at First Capitol Park or a visit to our little downtown area with beautiful plants may just be what you need. Plants can nourish the soul. To learn more about Horticulture Therapy see the American Horticultural Therapy Association.
According to the Weather Underground weather station in Gayle Estates we've received about 1.5 inches of rain. This will cause the grass to green up, wildflowers to appear, and wilted leaves on other plants to recover.
Civic engagement is what Columbia Blooms is about. We want to encourge everyone to particapate in our activities and, ultimately, to become more enaged in local government. What is Civic Engagement? Here's a wonderful definition from Wikipedia.