Kingsville Horticultural Society News

Flowering Dogwood, the logo of the Kingsville Horticultural Society

The Kingsville Horticultural Society (KHS) had their first meeting of the new year on January 16th. It was lovely to see so many regular members, new members and some guests at the meeting.

This year the society is planning a full slate of community activities. We are hoping to engage you with our Seedy Saturday in March, a Plant Sale in May, a Junior Gardeners program and a Front Garden Recognition Program in the summer. Please take advantage of some of these programs that you will see advertised as the year progresses. Of course, we will continue to help beautify the gardens in the town as we weed and plant throughout the season.

In lieu of a speaker this month, the members were treated to an excerpt from a documentary film titled The Need To Grow. This documentary is available free for you to watch online. A summary provided states: “ The Need To Grow delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil, revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the earth”.

The film focuses on three people who have shown an interest in individual ways. 8-year-old Alicia Serratos started a petition to have the Girl Guides sell GMO free cookies. She is also a huge proponent of home gardening and has helped develop seed libraries in her hometown. Eric Cutter is an urban farmer who works with composting and nutrient density in soil. Michael Smith, a visionary inventor developed the Green Power House. You have to see the Green Power House to really know what it’s all about. These three people and more challenge us to open our minds to new initiatives for positive real-world solutions.

The KHS invites you to join us on Monday February 20th for our next meeting at the Unico Center on Main Street in Kingsville . We always welcome guests and new members. An adult membership is only $15 per year. A youth membership (those 18 and under) is only $5 per year. Come to the Unico Center in February at 7:00 p.m. and see what we have to offer.

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