Garden Club Meeting Includes Speaker/Door Prize Drawings

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Christy Wilhelmi will speak at the Palisades Garden Club meeting.

The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 6, with a presentation on summer vegetables and pest management by guest speaker Christy Wilhelmi. Guests are welcomed and could win one of Wilhemi’s books.

Wilhemi is the founder of Cardenerd, a business that provides a one-stop location to learn about organic gardening.  She has penned numerous books including: “Gardening for Geeks,” Garden Variety,” “400 Tips for Organic Gardening Success and “Grow You Own Mini Fruit Garden.”

She said her obsession with gardening began in 1996 on the balcony of her Los Angeles apartment.

Wilhemi eventually became a member of Ocean View Farms Organic Community Garden in Mar Vista and served on that Board of Directors from 1998-2020.

She specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design, consulting and classes. Between 70 and 80 percent of her family’s produce comes from her garden of less than 300 square feet.

She publishes a newsletter, has a blog and a top-rated podcast.

At this meeting, Wilhemi will share the best tips and strategies for a successful late spring/summer vegetable garden. She will also answer questions about pests and overall best practices for high yields.

On her website, gardenerd.com, there are several photos of how people turned a lawn into a garden, including this one (below) in Pacific Palisades.

For more information about the club and to get the link for the meeting, visit: pacpalgardenclub.org.

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