THE FOX ISLAND SAND & SOIL GARDEN CLUB
Established in 1979
We welcome new members and invite you to attend our monthly meetings at the Chapel on Echo
Bay (400 6th Ave, Fox Island) 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. In July and August there are scheduled open house garden parties sponsored by club
members where you can enjoy the beauty of their home gardens in full bloom in a relaxed social
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 plantaholics, or a
Japanese maple tree pruning class.
The club makes an annual award of scholarships to Gig Harbor and Peninsula High
School college bound students going into the fields of Horticulture and Environmental Sciences.
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 2019-2020:
Deborah Conlin, President
Email: Deborah Conlin
Jenny Linnane, Vice President
Peggy MacDonald, Secretary
Hal Goodell, Treasurer
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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