September, 2017 Chapter Meeting Minutes

Multnomah County Master Gardeners, Chapter meeting, September 12, 2017
Attending--52 members and 8 guests 

A slide show from the intern event held this summer at Eddie Rosen's garden was shown in the background.


Cooking Demonstration by Jordis Yost (Metro Master Gardener Program director) and her son, Chef Paul Moss. Paul attributes his interest in food to the excellent example, "healthy," adventurous, and diverse, set by Jordis. After distributing samples of zucchini fritters, falafel balls, and tomato salad, he offered cooking tips and answered questions, including the uses of  various vinegars, safe frying methods, and roasting chickens.

After program

Harvest Fest is Saturday September 16 in the Demo garden. RSVP's are due September 13. Loan of a portable sound system is sought for the Fest. Those attending can bring their records of required hours for Master Gardener recertification.

Plant Swap is October 7 at the Demo garden, chaired by Eddie Rosen and Peg O'Rourke.

Communication project: David Owen is heading this new committee to coordinate our diverse communication routes. He will send out a "broad" e-mail about this soon.

Elections: President Corinne Thomas-Kersting asked for nominations for 2018 officers.

Ride-sharing: Corinne will write an e-mail to help connect members.

Demo garden Annex: Work party September 23 to remove plastic from the solarized areas and work on the new paths. We will be seeking gifts or grants to help pay for the paths, which will meet ADA standards. Also, the committee is gathering people interested in planning the native plant area.

Raffle: One of the tote bags (designed by Karen Pyle) introduced at the Master Gardener Conference this summer, was raffled.

Adele Thompson, secretary
October 9, 2017