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Sand And Soil Garden Club

Contact: 2016 President,
John Reese 253-549-2160
PO Box 145
Fox Island, WA 98333
Perennial Projects
2016-17 Calendar of Events
Members in the Spotlight


The Fox Island Community GardenEstablished in 1979
Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month
September thru June
11 a.m.
Chapel on Echo Bay
400 6th Avenue
Fox Island, WA 98333
Pot luck luncheon following each meeting
Membership fee: $10.00/yr

We welcome you to join us at the Chapel on Echo Bay on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 AM for our meetings. In addition to meeting neighbors who enjoy gardening, you will get a chance to acquire new knowledge and skills, from learning which plants are deer resistant, to what to plant to attract bees or hummingbirds to your orchard or yard. We finish our meeting with a potluck luncheon, so you will be nourished before you head home.

Do not despair if your work schedule conflicts with our monthly meetings. We have many members who join us for projects and field trips, but are unable to attend our meetings.

Our club meets September through June, but we continue to meet in the summer, as members often host informal garden tours of their yards. If you want to get inspired, just visit some of these lovely gardens and get ideas for your own piece of island paradise! We hope to see you at our next meeting. Contact our club President, John Reese, at 549.2160 or for more information.

Here are some of our Perennial Projects which may be of interest:

Adopt a Road

Club members help keep the roadside clean of debris along Island Boulevard from the Fox Island Bridge to Fox Drive. We want our entrance to Fox Island to be clean for both residents and visitors.

Fox Island Annual Plant Sale

The plant sale is a collaborative project that we undertake with FICRA and Fox Island Garden Club members. It is held the first Saturday in May at the Nichols Community Center. We would love your assistance digging and potting plants in the months leading up to sale, or just helping set up and sell plants the week-end of the sale. If your garden is a jungle of perennials that need thinning, give us a call and our members will dig, separate, and pot the plants for our sale in May.

Fox Island Cemetery Flag Pole Garden

Join us in planning, planting, and maintaining the flag pole garden area of the cemetery.

Fox Island Chapel on Echo Bay Garden

Sand and Soil Garden Club Members assist with the planning and maintenance of the Chapel gardens from April through October.

Calendar of Events

September 8, 2016
Program: Member Sharing of Summer Activities
Presenter: Sand & Soil Garden Club Members
Plant Profile: None
Hosting: S. Spinn, A. Holder

October 13, 2016
Program: Field Trip Far Reaches Farm, PT
Carpool: 7:30 a.m. sharp! at the Chapel

November 10, 2016
Program: Pruning
Presenter: Robert Sweet
Plant Profile: A. Rosello
Hosting: D. Samuelson, K. Craven

December 8, 2016
Program: Christmas Party
gift & cookie exchange
Plant Profile: none
Hosting: H. Goodell, A. Rosello

January 12, 2017
Program: Joint mtg. w/FI Garden Club at FI Yacht Club
Sand and Soil GC provides the program this year
Program: Wildlife Sanctuary - Jim Ullrich
We bring main salads & desserts this year
(NO Sand & Soil business meeting)
Hosting: P. Macdonald, P. Turnbull
February 9, 2017
Program: All About Seeds!
Presenter: Dan Bruno
Plant Profile: Hal Goodell
Hosting: D. West, J. Broughton

March 9, 2017
Program: Fertilizing
Presenter: Barbara Carr
Plant Profile: L. Murphy
Hosting: D. Conlin, C. Gustafson

April 13, 2017
Program: Hedges and Garden Fencing
Presenter: Sue Goetz
Plant Profile: D. West
Hosting: Terry & Carolyn Wall

May 11, 2017
Program: Field Trip Powells Wood FW
Carpool: 9:00 a.m. sharp! at the Chapel

June 8, 2017
Program: Canning
Presenter: Mary Smith
Plant Profile: None
Hosting: M. Francis, L. Timmons

Sand & Soil Garden Club Plants Daffodils
One weekend in November 2006, the members of the Sand & Soil Garden Club planted over 100 daffodil bulbs at the Fox Island Nature Center.  Spring is nearly here, and the bulbs have begun to come up.  Stop by the Nature Center soon, and enjoy all of the springtime color.

Thank you Sand & Soil!

Below: March 17th, the daffodils are blooming!



Above: Sand & Soil members including Sheila Spinn, Margaret Wickline-Peters, and Marian Fry and many others at the Nature Center.






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