2013 Garden Club calendars now on sale!
By Jean Cole
The San Miguel Garden Club, known officially as the Club de Jardinería de San Miguel, AC, announces that its 2013 calendars are now available for purchase. As a special treat this year, a pocket-size calendar has been added to the package along with the full-size calendar.
The 2013 photographic theme is “the architecture and gardens of San Miguel” and the cover of this year’s calendar is a gorgeous photo of Las Monjas highlighted by jacaranda in full bloom.
Calendars are currently on sale for 200 pesos at the following locations: La Conexión (all locations), Solutions, BajíoGo, Casa Katalina, Charco del Ingenio, La Victoriana, Lagundi, and La Deriva Bookstore.
These calendars make great gifts and are prized by residents as well as visitors to the city. Proceeds from the sale go towards special projects of the Garden Club, which benefit the San Miguel community as a whole. In the past, some of these projects have included donations for the ongoing maintenance of La Biblioteca’s trees and plants; plant signage at the botanical gardens of El Charco del Ingenio; donations to the Save The Laja project; financial support to PEASMA for environment education programs, and donations to Parque Juárez to help improve the playground for the children of San Miguel. In addition, the Garden Club conducts a series of certification classes designed to further train our local gardeners.
The Garden Club was established in 1968 by a small group of expatriates. They met monthly to exchange plants and to discuss gardening in general and the challenges of gardening in San Miguel, in particular. Over the years, the membership and projects on behalf of the community have expanded greatly. Today the membership numbers 60, with each member contributing their time and efforts to a better and even more beautiful San Miguel.