Monday, December 22, 2008

Wrapping Up

We are wrapping up another year at the Civic Garden Center. It sure has been a busy one! I just ran a quick tally of events and classes that we've had in 2008 and the numbers are very interesting! We had 4,002 adults and 2,581 kids attend either a class, tour, lecture, sale, tea, or one of our many events! And those are just the folks that we were able to count. That does not represent folks that come in to see what we are up to, shop, use the library, or walk the grounds.
We spent the majority of our time teaching people how to garden, raise their own nutritious foods, and do it in an organic, sustainable manner. Kids came to the CGC and learned about composting, feeding furry friends, and native American traditions - just to name a few of the topics covered. We had a fantastic Plant, Herb and Hosta Sale along with a fabulous Glorious Gardens Tour. The Flavors of Neighborhood Gardens drew a crowd of community gardeners/cooks and friends that joined together for an evening of delicious food and lots of fun. Bulb Day brought in people to learn about forcing bulbs, their history and their importance to our world.

As you can see it has been a busy year. We are looking forward to 2009 and all of the possibilities and changes that will be coming our way. And - we are looking forward to seeing you. Come on by for a visit, take a class or attend one of our events. Be sure to check our website (http://www.civicgardencenter.org/) frequently for all the news and details.

The CGC is blessed with many friends. We thank you for your generosity of mind, body, spirit, and dare I say, wallet. The staff of CGC wish you all happy holidays and the best in the new year.

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