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Welcome to Delta Informal Gardeners Web Site (DIG)
August 2014

President's Memo

Companion Gardening 

You hear a lot about which plants make great companions for other plants, but in my yard the garden companions have four legs and furry ears. My number one pal is a 17 year old Jack Russell Terror, named Izzie. In her youth she had to be tied to a tree while keeping me company, as she had a tendency to chase anything that went by. She helped loosen soil by burying bones and kept the yard free of cats. Now she wanders to the end of the driveway and considers her work done before heading back in for her next nap. 

A few years back we had several abandon cats have kittens in the neighborhood and after rounding up 28 felines for neutering most were returned to form a feral colony. The friendliest is an old guy I call Barney and one of the 8 year old “kittens” who goes by Spot. When Izzie is out of sight, they’ll keep me company; ask for ear scratches, belly rubs and crawling in my lap if I’m sitting. It slows the weeding down, but makes for an enjoyable day. 

Now, it’s nasturtium and basil next to tomatoes, and radishes next to peas. Plant Marigolds and Yarrow throughout. (Source: Afristar Foundation on Pinterest)

Robin Choate
(2014 President)

What is DIG?

Our purpose is to encourage interest in gardening through education and beautification of our community.  

We hold our meetings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, at the Methodist Church at 809 Second Street, which is on the corner of Maple, directly across from Liberty High School.

Drop into one of our meetings if you have a love for growing things — or even if you just want a reason to got out of the house and meet some friendly folks.  

We are a fun group of people.   Nobody’s a stranger twice.  You’ll see! 

Follow Delta Informal Gardeners on facebook  (lots more information/photos)!! 

Look for us in the Contra Costa Times Article, 05/13/2012, on page B1 and B9 (local news) for a story
about our 2012 Plant Sale!  Click Below and look in archive articles. 

AND Look for a DIG article  in" The Press" about the 25th Annual Perennial Plant Sale/2013
at the web site below:

AND look for DIG's Sale on Page 80 of the May/2013 issue of 110 Magazine/archives below:

DIG's Annual-Perrenial Plant Sale is over for 2014
Check back with us next year!

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