2018 Hill City Garden Club Seminars



The Hill City Evergreen Garden Club will once again be sponsoring a series of winter gardening seminars. The first seminar will meet at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 24 in the third floor conference room of the Hill City Super 8. Liz Albrecht from Jolly Lane in Rapid City will be speaking to members and guests about growing trees in the Black Hills.

Liz Albrecht grew up in the Rapid City area and had an early start vegetable and flower gardening with her mother, as well as exploring the great natural outdoors with her father while rock hunting and bird hunting.  This early exposure eventually grew into a great love of the natural world, and along with that an interest about what grew in it and where those species were the happiest.  After a 26-year career as a legal secretary, she returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, specializing in Landscape Architecture. Along with that, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science, specializing in Environmental Management.  She combined these two majors so she could have a better understanding of how landscaping could complement and work with our natural surroundings.  She has worked in the Landscaping/Greenhouse industry in the Rapid City area for thirteen years and very much enjoys sharing her love of plants with others.  She believes that the more she can teach others about what plants need to thrive, the more successful they will be with their landscaping.

Following Liz's presentation, members and guests are invited to ask questions and enjoy refreshments. A garden club meeting will be held, and new members are always welcome.

This is the first of a series of seminars. The upcoming schedule includes February 28 - Hugelkulture with Joe Hillberry, March 28- Vermiculture/Gardening with worms with Cathie Draine, and April 25 - Floral conditioning and working with garden flowers with Cheryl Rudell and Tammy Glover.


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