Site updated 02/24/18
2009 - 2018 Family Garden Club of Englewood, Englewood, FL
- Promoting An Active Interest In Gardens, Their Design And Management
- Cooperating In The Protection Of Wild Flowers, Native Plants And Wild Birds
- Promoting And Encouraging Civic Interest In Individual Or Private Gardens, Community Plantings And Parks.
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018, "Lessons Learned on How to Manage Disturbed Land for the Benefit of Wildlife"
Plans are in the works for making the 160 acre former Broadmoor golf course into a wildlife park. The site is located in the Rotonda West community. Bill Dunson will be presenting a one hour powerpoint talk on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00am at the Rotonda West (FL) Community Center located at 646 Rotonda Circle. The title of Bill’s talk is "Lessons Learned on How to Manage Disturbed Land for the Benefit of Wildlife." He will report on his 14 years of experience in converting a farm into wildlife-friendly habitats and how these techniques could be used to make the 160 acre former Broadmoor golf course into a wildlife park.
All those who are interested are invited to attend. The Rotonda West community is looking for a broad spectrum of ideas on improving wildlife habitat within Broadmoor Park. The improvement/restoration of this large parcel of land with 12 lakes offers a unique opportunity to provide recreation for the community as well as much needed high quality wildlife habitat. Please plan on attending this lecture to learn about, and to provide input towards, this restoration project for creating this center for the community as well as a much needed high quality wildlife habitat. More information and maps are on the Calendar Page.
- Winter Garden Plant Sale - Saturday, March 10, 2018
first plant sale in 2018 will be at 1852 Whispering Pines Circle in
Englewood from 8:30am to 1:00pm. More details will follow. As dates are
determined for the additional plant sales they will be
posted on the website.
- Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Elsie Quirk Meeting - "Irrigation and Wells, How To Help Your Garden"
The Family Garden Club of Englewood will hold the sixth meeting of our 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room at the Elsie Quirk Library starting at 10:00am. Our speaker will be Patrick Williams, with the University of Florida Continuing Education Department. His topic will be "Irrigation and Wells, How To Help Your Garden". He will be discussing the various ways to irrigate gardens and the role of wells as an optional water source. Included in the talk will be the pros and cons of shallow and deep wells and associated regulations.
A coffee social will follow this
meeting and you will have the opportunity to meet other attendees and
members. Please feel free to joins us. Everyone is welcome and
membership is not required. When you attend our meetings you will get to
meet our members and have the opportunity to ask them gardening
questions related to Southwest Florida gardening.
- Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing
The plant propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings). We meet at 8:30am at Paul's yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida this is a fantatsic opportunity. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.