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NARGS member news, announcements, Chapter and National events

Plant Sales Ideas

Submitted by CScott on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:06

This forum has been started to gather ideas on how to improve Plant Sales, and how to use Plant Sales as recruitment and also education of new gardeners.

My first suggestion would be to run the Sale as a Gardening Festival, and NOT as a box store operation.

Counting every last plant is totally NOT necessary!

Let people bring what ever they want, and Do Not give the impression that your Chapter is a Rock Garden snob group.

Let each gardener selling,--- handle their own money and table.

Chapter Plant Sales - NARGS Appreciation

Submitted by RickR on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:25

What kind of Chapter plant sales would we have without the National organization?  Pretty dismal, I would say.  The sources, knowledge and connections for interesting materials would be drastically reduced.


Sometimes it’s hard to fully convey what NARGS does for Chapters without concrete, in your face, evidence.  So as the Minnesota Chapter Plant Sales chair, I tried something new.  Show them, prove to them how NARGS impacts all Chapter members.


NARGS Chapter Chairs "Toolkit"

Submitted by Bobby Ward on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:21

This is a discussion of ideas among NARGS members, Chapter Chairs, Ad Com, and Board Members on ways that members can work together to strengthen their NARGS chapter as well as NARGS. Carol Eichler of the Adirondack Chapter has prepared the “Toolkit” of ideas that she has shared.  The "Toolkit" is posted here:

Hopefully, the ideas will be useful to your chapter.

Ned Lowry

Submitted by Cockcroft on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:30

The Northwestern Chapter and the plant world as a whole lost one of its most well-respected members recently. Dr. Ned M. Lowry passed away of complications from cancer on November 24, 2015. He was 82. A Washington native, Ned was born in Bellingham in 1933. He received his bachelor's degree from the Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham, before attending the University of Washington in Seattle for his doctoral work and earning a PhD in chemistry. In 1957 he married Betty Ragle, also a PhD in chemistry, and they embarked on a life together spanning well over sixty years.