Desert Planters of Ridgecrest
President: Dave Jester
Mailing Address: PO Box 841, Ridgecrest, CA 93556-0841
General meeting: 1 p.m. third Saturday (September through June) Ridgecrest Library, 131 E. Las Flores Avenue. in Ridgecrest. North China Lake Blvd. in Ridgecrest.
Business meeting: 1 p.m. Fourth Tuesday (August through May)
For possible changes in dates, times, and location see the latest DPR newsletter
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Desert Planters' Objectives
The objectives of Desert Planters of Ridgecrest are:
- To teach others how to garden in this challenging climate, to learn from each other what has been successful in our gardens.
- To learn to use our precious water wisely, to have fun and enjoy gardening.
- To provide trees and other plants to beautify our City and the Indian Wells Valley while honoring our Veterans and First Responders.
|Vice President :||Shirley Craver|
|Recording Secretary:||Lucille Neilson|
|Corresponding Secretary:||Wanda Church|
|Program Chairman||Gerry Wisdom|
|Desert Trumpet Editor||LaVerne Harms|
|DPR Business Meeting||1:00pm-3:30pm
Officers are requested to attend; all members and guests are welcome to attend; guests may not vote.
The Desert Planters of Ridgecrest publishes a newsletter DESERT TRUMPET (10 issues per year). In addition, the Club publishes a garden book, a National Award Winner, MONTH BY MONTH GARDENING by Evelyn Callaway, Revised by Kathleen Pratt. This is a helpful publication for high desert gardening, it is available for a donation of $12.00, plus $5.00 for mailing. Send a check to Desert Planters of Ridgecrest, PO Box 841, Ridgecrest, CA 93555.
MembershipWe have 35 active members in the Desert Planters of Ridgecrest Garden Club. Membership is open to all who are interested; there are no prerequisites. Members have the opportunity to serve as chairmen and officers, from the local to state and national level. With full membership you receive:
- The Desert Trumpet monthly newsletter
- The Desert Planters Club yearbook
- The Desert Empire District newsletter
- The Desert Empire District yearbook
Club activities, projects, and community events include:
- Informational programs at regular meetings for sharing tips and tricks
- A horticulture grow and show at each meeting
- Social potlucks at Christmas and for the Club Anniversary
- Plant sales
- Arbor Day celebration
- Civic beautification projects
- Reforestation by contributing to Penny Pines
- Conservation projects
- Flower shows
- Community involvement