December 4th Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205,
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
South Africa Trip Report
with Fran Hammond & Karen Palmer, Master Gardeners
Join Fran Hammond (MG 2002) and Karen Palmer (MG 2000) in a fun sneak peek of their recent HPSO (Hardy Plant Society of Oregon) trip to South Africa. They will present a slide show of the sights, floral wonders, and the amazing animal kingdom they were lucky enough to encounter as they explored the Western Cape Region, otherwise known as the “Land of the Fynbos”. You might be tempted to book a flight yourself!
Fran Hammond has been an active Master Gardener since 2002. She has enjoyed her participation with many of the Clark County Master Gardener Program and Foundation activities and projects. Fran has been a member of the Washington State Master Gardener Foundation Board, the Clark County Master Gardener Foundation (MGFCC) Board, coordinated the Camas Farmers Market Master Gardener volunteers, provided educational programs to the public, and is a group leader at the MGFCC greenhouses for our annual plant sale. She currently is thoroughly enjoying working with her "princesses" as "The Queen" of Greenhouse #12. Fran has been gardening for 32 years on 3/4 of an acre, which over the years as it has matured, has become an extensive shade garden. She works (and plays) in her greenhouse, where she propagates many perennials for sale at the annual MGFCC Spring plant sale.
Karen Palmer has been a Master Gardener since 2000. She is active in the Answer Clinic, conducts workshops and lectures for community groups, and is a group leader for the annual Master Gardener Foundation plant sale. Karen and her husband retired to 5 acres in Hockinson where they keep busy with an orchard, a large vegetable garden, flower beds, and numerous deer, bobcats and coyotes who frolic through their yard.