Warren Garden Club hosts maple syrup producer and fair judge

Photo submitted to Times Observer Louise Dyer and Rick Morton.

President Patricia Christy welcomed members to the August 15 meeting of Warren Garden Club at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Minutes of the July meeting were accepted and the treasurer’s report was placed on file for audit.

Louise Dyer, program chairman, introduced Rick Morton, maple syrup judge for the Erie County Fair, the Spartansburg Fair and the Waterford Fair, and a fourth-generation producer of maple syrup on his 620-acre farm.

Morton shared the history of producing and grading maple syrup through the years up to his generation.

Garden Club members were able to taste samples of the different grades of syrup and, at the conclusion of the meeting, were able to purchase maple syrup.

The Garden Club Cambridge Assisted Living Committee helped residents make personal name tags which will be used as needed. The residents enjoyed using stickers to make their names. All enjoyed the garden therapy annual lunch.

The Municipal Gardens, planted by Warren Garden Club in June, are doing very nicely. Committee members were thanked for the ongoing summer maintenance.

Members are encouraged to “like” the new Warren Garden Club Facebook page. Ladies are encouraged to send pictures and text of their own gardens to use.

Information on the Flower Show will be announced in September.

The annual District VIII meeting will be held September 12 in Harborcreek.

In September, the board meeting will be September 3. Members are encouraged to attend this informative meeting.

Warren Garden Club welcomed new members, Rose Wolf and Chris Erickson. Contact Sandra Ransom, membership chairman, at 723-5107 for more information on membership in Warren Garden Club.

Warren Garden Club’s next regular meeting will be the annual picnic with Hill and Dale Garden Club. The September 19 meeting will be held at noon at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, N.Y.

The program speaker, Katie Finch, will talk about identifying fall fruits, nuts, and other wild plants.