We will host our first events of the year beginning in April! Our first event will be an Earth Day inspired talk about Lagoon Friendly Gardening and we are also planning a Spring Plant Swap on April 23rd! Events are announced via email, the KSC Daily News, Teams and Facebook.
Your KSC Garden Club is excited for a new year of gardening! Our planned events for 2022 can be found on the Events tab and if you missed one of our past events you can view those recorded presentations as well!
Thank you to everyone who attended our events this year! We welcomed several new club members and had some excellent presentations. You can check out any events you missed on our “Events” tab. We’ll pick up again in March with another presentation and then in April with a Spring Plant Swap!
Our final event for 2021 will be held Friday November 19th @ 11am. Join us on Teams to get some tips and tricks for fall gardening. Guest speaker and Master Gardener Peggy Ulrich will present information on Florida’s native plants, including benefits, how to use them in the landscape and where to find them locally.
Our Fall Plant Swap was held at KARS Park 1 and had a great turnout! Check out the photos on our Events page!
We are “go” for our 2021 plant swap!
Date: Saturday October 23rd 2021
Place: KARS 1 SR3/Hall Rd Merritt Island, FL (Clubhouse Pavilion)
You do NOT need your employee badge or a KARS membership to attend this event. Simply tell the park attendant you are here for the KSC Garden Club event.
Even if you don’t have any plants to swap, come out and pick up some freebies and learn more about what we do! The person who has the most plants swapped will receive our traveling trophy and a $25 Starbucks gift card!
What To Expect: You can show up anytime during the event. Leadership will be present the entire duration for any club questions. If you’re bringing plants to swap, it’s helpful to label if possible. Please avoid any plants that have visible signs of pests or disease. Our only rule is no invasive plants. If you bring one by accident, we’ll educate you! You are welcome to bring plants, seeds, cuttings, pots, planters, and anything else you think plant people might like!
Important: Since the event will be hosted on KSC property, all current KSC COVID protocols will apply. Those guidelines are updated weekly and are located here: https://sp.ksc.nasa.gov/px/Communication%20Shareables/KSC%20Facility%20Readiness%20Enhanced%20Protocol.pdf
Thank you to those who responded to our survey! We have received enough responses to start preparations for a plant swap event in October! Stay tuned for email updates.
For the month of September, we’ll be playing a game of “Invasive or Not?” on our Facebook and Teams pages. This game is designed to sharpen your plant skills and help you become a better native plant steward to our Florida ecosystem. All plant classifications will be based on the latest Florida Invasive Species Council list, linked to this post. Happy planting!!
Don’t forget, you can post plants, seeds, supplies, etc up for trade on our Teams group and Facebook page! Stay safe by considering contactless trades, like dropping off plants at the curb or front door.