Bocchino Community Center
2369 NE Dixie Hwy, Jensen Beach
Meetings start at 11:00 AM
Propagation: Make and Take
Guest Speaker: Gail Rounds and Laurie
Master Gardeners, Co-President JBGC and 2nd
Topic: Our own
resident experts will teach us how to propagate. As a special treat, we will be starting a new plant
to take home!
Environmental Issues Impacting Martin County and
Guest Speaker: Paul Laura,
Paul provides research project support for the
Florida Oceanographic Society and Smithsonian Marine Station to restore the
Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River.
Topic: Paul will update us on
the current status of work to reduce the Lake Okeechobee discharges and will
discuss environmental initiatives on solar energy, fracking and liquid
natural gas in Florida.
Holiday Luncheon and Meeting
The Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House
1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach
(details to be announced)
Join us to celebrate the season with an afternoon of fun, food
Program: Pamela Crawford’s
Container Gardening in Florida
Be inspired and enjoy this informative and fun DVD!
White Fly: Oh my!!
Guest Speaker: Cindy McKenzie, Ph.D.
Research Entomologist, U S Horticultural Research
will discuss the history, importance, and current status of the sweet potato
whitefly as well as numerous exotic whitefly that have recently invaded the
state. Banker plant systems, a type of
biological control will be discussed as well as three other invasive species
of insects that have established in Florida over the past decade and are
causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage and major ecological
disruptions to native ecosystems.
The Birds of Florida and How to Attract Them
Guest Speaker: John Nelson
President, Audubon of Martin County, Certified
Florida Master Naturalist
has a very diverse population of birds, especially during the late fall,
winter and early spring months. At
least 200 different bird species can be found on the Treasure Coast during
this time, and many of them can be attracted to a well-designed back-yard
bird habitat. Learn about our local
birds while also discovering how to create a backyard bird habitat that will
truly benefit our migrating birds.
Jensen Beach Garden Club presents its
2nd Annual Bingo Luncheon and Fundraiser at the
Stuart-Jensen Elks Lodge #1870
1001 S. Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL
Bring your spouses and friends for a fun-filled
And don’t forget your “Bling”.
Proceeds benefit student scholarships
Tickets $30.00 Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Includes lunch and 6 games of bingo with cash prizes!
There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, Raffle Prizes and of course,
Use of Caladiums by Homeowners
James D. (Don) Bates
Bates Sons & Daughters,
Family Caladium Bulb Growers Since 1946
Don will discuss the history of the caladium industry,
caladium use and applications. He will
offer brochures, show samples of different bulb sizes, and will bring
several caladiums in pots.
Following Don’s presentation, we will have bulbs for
sale and instructions for planting at home.
8th Annual JBGC Plant Sale
1707 NE Indian
River Drive, Jensen Beach
Our annual plant sale will again be held at Indian
Riverside Park. This has become a very popular fundraiser in Jensen Beach.
We have many returning customers that depend on us for advice and a variety
of plants. To make this the best sale ever, please support your club and the
scholarships we provide by
donating 6 plants that you lovingly raised for scholarships for area
Small Scale Urban Farming in South Florida
Guest Speaker: Michael Meier
Co-owner, Ground Floor Farm, Stuart FL
Topic: Mike will explore the role of
urban agriculture which can change the food we eat, and he will contrast
small scale farming with large agribusiness and its impact on the
environment. Ground Floor Farm grows vegetables, fruit, and herbs for sale
directly to our local community. Their
agriculture follows small-plot-intensive and permaculture techniques.
They adhere to organic and sustainable practices, focusing
on building rather than depleting soil.
They prioritize heirloom, native and ecologically appropriate varieties