Sunshine Weekly Weeder Newsletter
20 October 2016
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Herbed Holiday Vinegars and Garden Gift Making Workshop
Sunday Oct 30, 11:AM - 1:00PM
It's time to harvest all those lovely garden herbs and put them to work making flavored vinegars, perfect for holiday gift giving or just keep them for your own kitchen! Come to Sunshine Gardens on Sunday, Oct 30 - from 11AM till 1PM (outside if the weather is nice, or in the trailer if not,,,) to see how to make herbed vinegars and other garden type holiday gifts and decorations. Gardener Gail Reese will bring various sample herbal vinegars that are "making", sample bottles, labels, etc. for final packaging, as well as ideas for using dehydrators and garden produce for holiday decorations. While we don't have the facilities to have a hands on preparation session, instructions will be provided for producing your own herbal vinegars, garden gifts, etc. Everyone is welcome to bring their own ideas and samples for show and tell also! The session will go for two hours, so feel free to stop by for the whole time or take a gardening break and drop by for a short look and see! Contact Gail at 512 451-0913 if any questions.
Gardeners Night Out is Back!
When: Saturday, Nov 5th, 4:00
Where: Draught House Pub and Brewery
Our last get-together was a lot of fun and well-attended, and many who attended are asking for a repeat, so let's do it again!
Join us for a fun night out. This is a great opportunity to get out and meet your plot neighbors in a laid back setting. The whole family is welcome to come along, there'll be free bratwursts and plenty of amazing brews to choose from. We'll have balloons set up at one of the outdoor picnic tables to make it easier for everyone to find each other. We hope to see you there!
Fun Facts about Bugs
- Insects are on every continent except Antarctica.
- The fear of cockroaches is called Katsaridaphobia.
- Mexican jumping beans are seed pods that have been inhabited by the larva of a small moth and are native to Mexico.
- Adult ladybugs will eat more than 50 aphids per day.
- Throughout history, species of biting ants have been used as sutures to close wounds.
- Blow flies find dead bodies using body fluids and gases; they lay their eggs within 2 days after death.
- Silk comes from the cocoon of a silkworm (a type of caterpillar). Each cocoon is made up of a filament around 2000-3000 feet (600-900 meters) in length. They use 5-8 of the filaments twisted together to make one thread.
- Peanut butter can have an average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 g in it.
- A group of fruit flies were the first animals launched into space.
- Bed bugs have also been known as Cimex, red coates, mahogany flats and wall-lice.
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Officer and Zone Coordinator Contacts - Sunshine Gardens
- President - Jeff Monks firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President - Jim Willmann email@example.com
- Secretary - Shannon Posern firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer - Caroline Limaye email@example.com
- Director - Bill Cason firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director - Lori Dobbin email@example.com
- Director - Randy Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Zone 2, Katy Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Zone 7, Maria and Philip Wiley email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Zone 10, Christopher Schroder
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- TSBVI Liaison & Volunteer Coordinator - Janet Adams jartdaht@gmailcom
- Plot Assignment - Kay McMurry email@example.com
- Compost Coordinator - Janet Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
- Education Committee - Shannon Posern email@example.com
- Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry firstname.lastname@example.org
- Water Leak Repairs - Steve Schulz email@example.com
- Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kitchen Supplies - Anita Keese
(If supplies are needed for events, contact by email or at 512-773-2178)
- Compost Tea - Jennifer Woertz email@example.com
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