I know, you were just almost slightly getting used to "Hodge Podge", and now the lead article turns out to be a calendar. Well, it occurred to us here at the eNews office that a timely calendar (can you imagine a calendar that wasn't timely?) might be more useful that plain old "Hodge Podge", and that we could stick in those short pieces after the calendar. So let's try this a while.

Of course, the problem is that one or two of you may scan the calendar, but not continue to the "Other Stuff". I encourage you to stick with it, and at the end, you'll get what you always wanted.

MG Calendar for May and June

May 5th - IE Sale! What a surprise. I know you are all shocked and amazed! 10am - 3pm at 1624 NE Hancock in Portland. Great Plants, Great Prices, Great Cause.

May 8th - Chapter meeting. "Drama Queens of the Garden", Carol Westergreen. Meet at 6:30, Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont.

May 14th - Demo Garden Planning Meeting. Woodstock Wine and Deli, meeting starts at 12:30pm

May 16th - Communications Committee Meeting. 6-8pm, every third Wednesday

May 22nd - Chapter Board of Directors Meeting. 6pm, Fire Station 12, 8645 NE Sandy

May 24th - Demo Garden Planning Meeting. Woodstock Wine and Deli, meeting starts at 12:30pm

June 5th - Propagation Workshop. 10am-3:30pm at the Demo Garden. Registration required.

June 11th - Demo Garden Planning Meeting. 12:30pm at Woodstock Wine and Deli

June 12th - Chapter Meeting. "How Gardening will Save the World." Gail Langellotto. Meet at 6:30pm, Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

June 20th - Communications Committee Meeting. 6-8pm, every third Wednesday

June 23rd - Share Your Garden Tour

June 26th - Chapter Board of Directors Meeting. 6pm, Fire Station 12, 8645 NE Sandy

June 28th - Demo Garden Planning Meeting.  12:30pm at Woodstock Wine and Deli

Share Your Garden Tours! ~ Save the date for Saturday, June 23rd

Several of our fellow Master Gardeners are opening their gardens for you to informally tour and enjoy! You will be able to visit a variety of gardens, some featuring food production and some featuring landscaping delights. This will be a relaxed and fun time to share gardening ideas and inspiration!

 Possible sights awaiting you on this tour!

Possible sights awaiting you on this tour!

We invite you to think about sharing your garden on this or another date that is convenient to you. If you are wondering… Is my garden good enough? YES!! A garden is always a pleasure to enjoy and it is often even more interesting to see the process in the works. At all times, gardens are a place of dynamic change and beauty!

More details on the vegetable and landscaped gardens, along with addresses and specific times, will be in the June eNews and also sent out via Chapter email prior to the Open Garden date. If you have questions or are interested in hosting a garden on this or another date that is convenient for you, please email multmastergardeners@gmail.com.

Central Gorge Greenhouse Project

I'll admit it. I usually don't read "The Gardener's Pen", the newsletter of the OMGA. I'm glad I did this time. It is causing me to do a major rethink of our greenhouse plans for our new Demonstration Garden. They chose a greenhouse half the size of what we are contemplating, installed it themselves with 20 work parties, and it still cost more that the estimates I've been getting. Check out the separate article on the "Oh My Gosh Association" in this eNews for the link to the full OMGA newletter.

What has your Board of Directors been up to?

Maybe you've noticed, but maybe not. eNews always has a section called "Filing Cabinet", which contains the kind of information you might have filed away if you were the kind of person that filed stuff away. A few of the items there were not regularly available to chapter members. In particular, the minutes of the Board Meetings are posted there, once they are approved. The latest set is always on top, and we keep the old ones there at least a year. Take a gander!

Are you ready to grab your heart's desire?

Go ahead. We're on the carosel of life, so grab the brass ring!

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