THE FOX ISLAND SAND & SOIL GARDEN CLUB - Established in 1979
UPDATE: Fox Islandís Sand and Soil Garden Club Announces New Officers and Meetings Change
new members and invite you to attend our monthly meetings. During COVID, the monthly meetings
normally held at the Chapel on Echo Bay (400 6th Ave, Fox Island) are taking place online via
Zoom. Meetings continue to be held on the second Thursday of the month from September through
June at 11 am. Membership is open to non-Fox Island residents also.
Our purpose is to stimulate and share the love and knowledge of gardening among members,
friends and neighbors in the community of Fox Island. Additionally, members volunteer for island
gardening projects and raise funds for college scholarships.
Scheduled guest speakers or educational plant profiles are featured at meetings throughout
the year and two planned field trips to local special gardens augment our meeting schedule. Club
members sponsor scheduled open house garden parties in July and August where you can enjoy the
beauty of their home gardens in full bloom in a relaxed social setting.
Whether you are a novice gardener or have years of experience, we welcome you. Our garden
club members are diverse in knowledge, experience and ages. Plants and gardening bring us all
together where friendships form quickly and spontaneous social events might have you heading for
a local nursery to peruse plant stock with a car full of plant-aholics, or a Japanese maple tree
We are a non-profit organization registered within the state of Washington. Dues are
currently $10 per member for one year.
Current Board Members for Fiscal 2020-2021:
President: Deborah Conlin
Email: Deborah Conlin
Treasurer: Nancy Kivett
Secretary: Dannie McLaughlin and Pat Wearn
Fox Island Sand and Soil Garden Club
PO Box 145
Fox Island, WA 98333
Here are some of our Civic Projects which the club participates in.
Adopt a Road
Club members help keep the roadside clean of debris along Island
Boulevard from the Fox Island Bridge to Fox Drive. We want our
entrance to Fox Island to be clean for both residents and visitors.
Fox Island Jeff Feagin Annual Plant Sale
First Saturday in May
The plant sale is a collaborative project that we undertake with
FICRA and Fox Island Garden Club members. It is held the first
Saturday in May at the Nichols Community Center. We would love your
assistance digging and potting plants in the months leading up to
sale, or just helping set up and sell plants the week-end of the
sale. If your garden is a jungle of perennials that need thinning,
give us a call and our members will dig, separate, and pot the
plants for our sale in May.
Fox Island Cemetery Flag Pole Garden
Join us in planning, planting, and maintaining the flag pole garden
area of the cemetery.
Fox Island Chapel on Echo Bay Garden
Sand and Soil Garden Club Members assist with the planning and
maintenance of the Chapel gardens from April through October.
Sand & Soil Garden Club Plants Daffodils
weekend in November 2006, the members of the Sand & Soil Garden Club planted over 100
daffodil bulbs at the Fox Island Nature Center. Spring is nearly
here, and the bulbs have begun to come up. Stop by the Nature
Center soon, and enjoy all of the springtime color.
Thank you Sand & Soil!
March 17th, the daffodils are blooming!
Above: Sand & Soil members including
Sheila Spinn, Margaret Wickline-Peters, and Marian Fry and many others
at the Nature Center.
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