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November Meeting and Annual Members' Potluck with Joe Abken

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Meeting at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Our November 14, 2019, chapter meeting at the CUH will feature our annual members' potluck dinner, with guest speaker Joe Abken, Executive Director of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. Social time begins at 6.30 pm, dinner is at 7.00 pm. We will start setting up at 6.00 pm, and would love to have your help as well! Bring a dish to share and $5 to cover beverages and enjoy good food and good company and an excellent speaker!

Joe Abken has been the Executive Director of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden since January of 2017. He is well-known for his guided tours of the garden. The garden has undergone considerable improvements under his direction.

He was General Manager of Sky Nursery from 2008 till he came to the KBG. He is a certified Professional Horticulturist, and an NHS Board Member since 2012.

As many of you know, Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg was our chapter member and served as chapter president in the early 1960s. We are very much looking forward to hearing what is happening at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden.

At our annual potluck, we will continue the tradition of the Brown Bag Auction started by Diane Fincham. Bring plants, books, garden art, pots, anything rock gardeners would like as a donation to our raffle! Each item will have its own brown bag to collect raffle tickets, so you only enter for those things you want. Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 tickets for $5. You can let either Judith Jones or Dale Greer know if you are bringing something.

Raffle items could include books, garden tools, vintage and/or contemporary garden art and any other appropriate items useful and appealing to NW NARGS members. Plants always work.

Hope to see you there!

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