An professional in gourds was the speaker for the modern meeting of City & Place Gardeners of Alliance.
The March 17 assembly experienced a St. Patrick’s Working day topic, with live shamrock plants as a centerpiece at the tables. The crops have been given away following the meeting at Kinsey’s Korner Restaurant in Atwater as prizes.
Marlene Bolea of Canton was the speaker for the assembly of 19 associates and a visitor. She claimed her program was referred to as, “Out of My Gourd Roadshow.”
Bolea, who also is a humorist, presented her stories that includes gourds and retained the viewers laughing with her tales of how she came to embrace them.
Some of her assortment included the caveman club, luffa, snake, apple, banana, cannon ball, long-handled, egg, African warty, bottle, swan and penguin to name a several. At the end of her presentation, she sang a tune titled “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” which she taught to her fourth-grade courses when doing the job as a instructor.
Member Cheryl Barnes’ husband, Gary, began all the crops from seed in minor grow containers, which have been wrapped in a St. Patrick’s Working day theme. Members have been urged to just take the crops dwelling to see if they can make them develop.
The group’s next conference will be in April at the pavilion at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Protect. The software, “Wild Edible Crops,” will be offered by Matt Braisted.