The Inland Empire Gardeners

Newsletter / Calendar

The Inland Empire Gardeners meet the first Thursday of every month (except December or when the meeting night falls on a major holiday) at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. Club Meetings

August  2017 Meeting
The next TIEG meeting is Thursday, August 3, 2017.

LaManda Joy is an Author, Speaker, and Food Gardening Evangelist from Chicago, IL will be presenting “Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow” on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, WA. During World War II, Chicago led the nation in urban food production with its Victory Gardens program of 1,500 community gardens and more than 250,000 home gardens. The city's North Park neighborhood was also home to the largest Victory Garden in the United States. In fact, the Victory Gardens campaign in Chicago was so successful that it was emulated across the country. The garden movement in Chicago in the 1940's and draw parallels to the new food movement of today. Seventy years later, Chicago continues this tradition with an estimated 700 community gardens. In 2010, LaManda Joy launched the Peterson Garden Project, on land that was part of an original World War II Victory Garden from 1942-1945. The Peterson Garden is Chicago's largest community-allotment vegetable garden, with 157 plots tended by community members growing only organic vegetables. Volunteers and students also tend several garden plots and donate their produce to local food pantries and homeless shelters. Come and learn what the gardens of yesterday can teach the gardens of today.

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.” - Josephine Nuese

TIEG meetings are free and open to the public. 

The Inland Empire Gardener’s newsletter is called “The Growing News” and is a national award-winning publication. It is published 11 times a year--with a combined November-December issue.

Current TIEG Newsletter
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Must have TIEG password to open for members only. The newsletter is emailed as a PDF file to garden club members. Members also receive a monthly newsflash and update messages.

Check out a sample of our newsletter! 

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Upcoming TIEG Meetings

Please note dates/times/events subject to change

Information about joining TIEG is on the About/Contact page. 

What’s Coming Up

7 Sep - Karen Chapman - “Foliage First” - Writer, Speaker, Seattle, WA 

5 Oct - Mary Ann Newcomer - “Pioneer Plants for the 21st Century Garden” - Dirt Diva, Boise, ID

2 Nov - Kirk Brown - “John Bartram--The King’s Gardener” - Horticulturist, World-recognized Botanist, Dramatist, Orefield, PA

Dec - No TIEG meeting in December, see you in January 2018!



TIEG Calendar of Events 2017

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TIEG Calendar at a Glance

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“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” - Elizabeth Murray

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