The Latest Dirt - July 2023
Get Real in the Garden — CoCoMG South County Gatherings
By Kathy Gage
Bonnie also uses the word ‘fellowship’ as a descriptor for these gatherings. It fits.
Besides fellowship, the intention is to encourage the flow of conversations to:
- Share our garden successes.
- Solve garden problems.
- Share specific knowledge (citrus, blueberries, orchids, container gardening, etc.)
- Brainstorm creative ideas.
To date, four gatherings have taken place.
#1. Bob Archer, September 3, 2021.
#2. Janette Drew, September 23, 2022.
#3. & 4. Bonnie and Jon Dwyer, May 20, 2022, and June 24, 2023. #5. Dianne Tinnes will host the next Get Real event on August 20, 2023.
The plan is that other South County MGs will offer to share their gardens 3–4 times a year.
Bonnie’s garden is an oasis of bounty, bursting with vegetables, fruits and many flowering plants. It was a grand space for our delightful evening gathering!
[Ed. Note: Bonnie and Jon also host the annual Paella Party as a fundraiser for the Contra Costa Master Gardener Program. I highly recommend this event (I’ve been three times!), held in July or August. You can savor homemade paella assembled and cooked by Jon in a giant steel pan. Bonnie prepares salads and desserts. Fantastic! Reservations are required.]