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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents:

"Mighty Microgreens"
presented by Wendy Kiang-Spray
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30-9:00pm
At Historic Takoma
7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

Not simply a garnish, microgreens are highly nutritious and fun to grow. Learn why gourmet chefs and nutritionists alike love these tiny and beautiful greens. Participants will learn how to grow microgreens and how to use them in the kitchen. Anyone can be successful with microgreens, from a child with a little handful of seeds to a city dweller with merely a windowsill.

Speaker: Wendy Kiang-Spray is a speaker and freelance writer whose articles about gardening and food have appeared in local and national publications. She loves to write about growing and cooking the vegetables of other countries. By day, she is a high school counselor and in her free time, she volunteers as a DC Master Gardener and blogs about family and garden at http://www.greenishthumb.net. Learn about her garden happenings and food projects by following her on Facebook.

This talk is open and free to all. No need to RSVP.
Please wear a recycled nametag and bring a snack to share.


The THC Spring Plant Exchange
Sunday, May 17th, 1:00 Ė 3:00 pm
** > > Silver Spring YMCA < < **
9800 Hastings Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Members-Only Event!
Set up/Sort Plants: 1:00
Exchange: 1:30 to 2:30
Clean up: 2:30 to 3:00


Takoma Horticultural Clubís wonderful Spring Plant Exchange is just around the corner! This is your chance to exchange your garden "extras" with your THC co-members for something new. You can bring as many plants as you'd like, but we do ask that you please label each one before you come. Include the plant's common name (plus Latin, if possible), plantís light requirements and itís growth habit. Include your name if you want to share more info. If your plant spreads/grows rapidly, alert the gardener. Please donít bring plants many consider invasive, such as common orange daylilies or English ivy. If you are not sure, post a question on the Listserv. Youíll get plenty of opinions! Native plants are especially desirable these days!* If possible, pot up your plants a week or two before the swap and keep them watered.

If you are a new gardener or just donít have plants or time to dig, you are welcome to bring: gardening books/ magazines, cookbooks, interesting (clean) pots, garden ornaments/tools, and of course finger food snacks and drinks. There are more than a few chocoholics among us!

Please contact Carole Galati (cagalati@rcn.com ) if you can come early (12:30 am) to help set up tables and chairs. The first three Early Birds to reply get first choice choosing a plant! We are always grateful for help afterwards cleaning and packing up.

Wear a recycled name tag if you have one. This helps us get to know each other, especially new members. If you can, bring a folding chair, as the YMCA has a limited chair supply. If you'd like to join THC, or haven't yet paid your 2015 dues, please bring $12 cash or a check - made payable to THC. We will have no cash/change on hand.

Here are some other helpful hints: bring water and containers to take your plants home in. Since each person stands up and tells the group what he/she brought, bringing a list of your plants will be helpful.

* Although poison ivy is considered native, please donít bring any!

** The Plant Exchange is at the Silver Spring YMCA because Heffner was already reserved. We are very grateful to the Y for hosting our Plant Exchange and will be donating plants to their ďDay CareĒ garden.




The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.


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