Sheryl Gash gave the devotion titled, “Your Father Knows,” followed by prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
After refreshments, Kay Cox, vice president, presided over the business meeting. The secretary and financial reports were omitted.
Cox reviewed the upcoming District III Flower Show scheduled for July 10-11 to be held at the New Union Baptist Church in Dayton.
The club planned to participate in the Horticulture, Design and Youth divisions of the flower show titled, “Living in the Country.”
Brown did a presentation titled, “Chemical Fertilizer vs. Organic Fertilizer”, which began with an explanation/definition of organic and chemical fertilizers.
Organic fertilizers differ from chemical, in that they feed plants while building the soil’s structure. Soils with lots of organic material, remain loose and airy, are better able to hold moisture and nutrients.
Because organic fertilizer works slowly, it provides long-term nutrition and steady, rather than excessive, growth.
Chemical fertilizers work fast, which can make a bad garden or lawn look good much quicker than most organics can.
Chemical fertilizers will not improve the structure of the soil and may contain some harmful acids.
Barbara’s husband, Leon, is an avid organic gardener and showed organic products he uses on his flowers and vegetables.
He gave each member in attendance tips on fertilizing with organic fertilizers and made up bags of fertilizer for flowers (roses and so forth) and vegetable gardens to take with them for use in their own gardens.
After the presentation, members took a tour of the Brown’s vegetable and flower gardens.
Other members present were Billie Blair, Lelia Johnson, Charlotte Scott, Edwina Robinson, Dorothy Keith and Joan Steward.