Concern about the renewed COVID spread and Omicron Variant has been expressed to us. Additionally, we are advised that the parking lot at the East Rec will be closed to car traffic for that week. To that end, the Oakmont Garden Club feels it is prudent to cancel the January 11th General Meeting. Shirley Phillips presentation of “Trash Can Composting” is rescheduled to March 9. Please accept our apologies.

Where: East Rec Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive

Speaker/Topic: Shirley Phillips on Trash-Can Composting

Want to turn your everyday kitchen scraps into beautiful black compost for your yard
and garden?

Try “Trash-Can Composting!”
It’s a quick, easy, inexpensive way to almost effortless compost.
Furthermore, it’s rodent free–yes, that’s right–rodent free!
No back-breaking labor turning compost, no elaborate formulas to remember.
It’s just “green” materials versus “brown” materials.
Come see how easy it can be!

Presenter and Oakmont resident Shirley Phillips, has been “trash-can composting” for over twenty years.
Growing up on a big farm in southern Illinois with a big family garden, potato patch, melon patch, grape arbor, and small orchard– Shirley developed a life-long interest in plants and organic gardening. She has tried almost every method of composting imagined. Trash-can composting comes close to being ideal.

Shirley has lived throughout the United States, most recently, 20 years in Kansas City
before moving to Oakmont, with her husband Bob, in 2010. She volunteered for three
years with the local Sierra Garden and served eight years on the Garden Board for
the Oakmont Community Garden. In the Midwest, she belonged to a “wild foods” club.
Her first purchase when moving to Calif, was the book “Weeds of the West!” (no kidding!)

Shirley’s background:
Masters in Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Minor in Botany
Masters in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Work experience in public school libraries, junior college libraries, and the Defense Dept.
in Washington D.C. Most recently, after many years–a retired Academic Reference and Research Librarian,
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR READERS!

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