Gardening Partners

of Dickson County

Meetings

August 2022

All members and adult guests are welcome to attend. TCAT Dickson 740 Hwy 46S (across from Lowe’s). Add-a-dish meal begins at 6 pm followed by a short business meeting.

Our meal theme is “Farmers Market Festival of Comestibles”. We have several farmer’s markets in the area and all of them have wonderful fresh produces, breads, desserts, eggs, meats, and many other items all produced locally. As always – our meal theme is optional and we recognize that not everyone always has time to whip up a dish.

We will begin collecting donations for the Help Center again this month.

Clean out your pantries and look for non-perishable and unexpired items to bring. Expired food is discarded and ends up costing time and money to dispose of, so be kind and please check those dates. Food collected stays in Dickson County to help local residents in need. 

Our speaker this month:

Clean Genes Farm: “Introduction to Profitable Market Farming”  Sara & Jason Kleinhans

A small-scale family farm that grows organic produce in McEwen, TN… lettuces, microgreens, vegetables, & herbs year-round. Our practices are no-till and regenerative; we boost soil health with probiotics, fermentations, and Mother Earth’s goodness. 

See them on Facebook and here: https://cleangenesfarm.com/ 


July 2022

Tuesday, July 2022

Monthly meeting of Gardening Partners begins with an add-a-dish meal, followed by a short business meeting and a guest lecture. TCAT Dickson 740 Hwy 46S (across from Lowe’s). Add-a-dish meal begins at 6 pm followed by a short business meeting. All members and adult guests are encouraged to attend.

Guest speaker: Rosemary Chamberlain presenting ‘Gardening for Monarchs’. Rosemary is a long-time Gardening Partners member as well as a Retired RN, Certified Tennessee Naturalist for 8 years, Member of the Tennessee Naturalist Program, Board member Tennessee Bluebird Society, Member North American Bluebird Society and Member North American Butterfly Association
She and her husband put up 30 bluebird boxes out at Montgomery Bell State Park 8 years ago and monitor them during nesting season. There are 13 bluebird boxes and 3 Monarch Waystations on their property in Dickson.
She participates with Monarch Watch in butterfly counting, raising, and tagging monarchs for the last 6 years and has given several bluebird and monarch presentations to various garden and bird clubs and churches.

June 2022

Tuesday, June 14th

All members and adult guests are welcome to attend. TCAT Dickson 740 Hwy 46S (across from Lowe’s). Add-a-dish meal begins at 6 pm followed by a short business meeting. June program is a presentation on Old Wives Gardening by Bernie Harris and Seeds: Part 1 by Linda Al-Sangar. Contact GP at gpdc471@gmail.com with any questions.

May 2022

We made it through the plant sale!  In the past, we have scheduled a picnic for the month after the sale and this year we are reviving that tradition.  We will be at Holland Park in lovely downtown Dickson on Tuesday, May 10th at 6 pm. Bring your folding chairs or a blanket to enjoy some nice spring weather and the company of your fellow Gardening Partners. We can talk about our plans for future meetings and all the great gardening ideas we all have.  GP will provide fried chicken and members are asked to bring a dish of their choice. Anything appropriate for a picnic gathering will be much appreciated, so break out those summer recipes! All current and former members as well as adult guests and family members are welcome to attend. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please contact us at gpdc471@gmail.com or 615-375-6675. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy Holland Park and maybe even wander around downtown a bit afterward.