Red Apron Ladies Garden for 2022 Arbor Day
On March 8th, a group of red aproned ladies met at Naples Elementary School to garden the area in front of the Naples Library for the upcoming 2022 Arbor Day event on March 15th at 9:00 a.m. As the ladies chattered back and forth, weeds were pulled and plants trimmed. The two newly purchased crepe myrtles were watered and it is with pleasure that I can report seeing small leaves popping out on their branches-it is always so exciting to see new life with the advent of spri
A Gift from NIGC to Naples Elementary School
On a chilly morning in late December 2021, a small group of NIGC members were at Naples Elementary School to witness the planting of two fifteen-gallon crepe myrtle trees in the grassy curbside plot in front of the Naples Elementary School Library. The trees were purchased from H & H Nursery by NIGC and donated to the school. Every Arbor Day, the Club endeavors to plant a tree or bush to not only emphasize the importance of this day with the school and its’ students but also
“A Journey Into the Heart of Valentine’s "
Who could be a more appropriate guest speaker for our Valentine’s Day NIGC Meeting than Dr. Morton Kern, Chief of Cardiology at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Professor of Medicine at UC Irvine? His presentation was informative and entertaining, opening with a brief history of Valentine’s Day. Using colorful illustrations he then described the different types of heart disease, causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention. Dr Kern performs and teaches regionally, nationall
Orange County District Meeting - February 28
The lovely garden of the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society was the site of the first OC District meeting in two years. Eight garden clubs attended and enjoyed the welcome and refreshments served by the SJC Garden Club. Tom Osterhaus of the Society gave a short talk about the landscape and buildings at the site in the Los Rios Historic District, Jan Siegal followed with a discussion of the history of San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776 when construction of the Mission b