The Inland Empire Gardeners meet the first Thursday of every month (except December or when the meeting night falls on a major holiday) at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. Club MeetingsApril 2017 Meeting
Terry Hershey is an author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of pausing and sanctuary, to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, The Power of Pause, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. Most days, you can find Terry out in his garden--on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound--because he believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails. Terry’s presentation is “Religion & Nature Gardening thru the Ages.” There is no doubt that throughout time, and regardless of religious perspective, nature invites us to a place of wonder and awe and serenity and rest and prayer and gratitude. Even in those times when nature shows what can be a menacing underbelly. Even so, we return to nature for reassurance and replenishment. How do we take those gifts and celebrate them and learn from them as we garden. And share our gardens with others to make this world a better place. “Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.” - Chinese proverb
“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.” - Josephine Nuese
TIEG meetings are free and open to the public.
The Inland Empire Gardener’s newsletter is called “The Growing News” and is a national award-winning publication. It is published 11 times a year--with a combined November-December issue.
Current TIEG Newsletter
Must have TIEG password to open for members only. The newsletter is emailed as a PDF file to garden club members. Members also receive a monthly newsflash and update messages.
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Upcoming TIEG Meetings
Please note dates/times/events subject to change
Information about joining TIEG is on the About/Contact page.
What’s Coming Up
4 May - Daniel Mount - “The Story of Plants” - Gardener, Photographer, Botanist, Farmer, Carnation, WA
1 Jun - Dan Heims - “Has Technology Saved Horticulture--What the Future Holds” - President, Terra Nova Nurseries, Portland, OR
6 Jul - Kathy Mendelson - "The Olmsteds in the Northwest: Exploring Their Legacy in Our Parks and Public Gardens" - Botanist horticultural historian, Seattle, WA
3 Aug - LaManda Joy - “Victory Gardens--Blast from the Past” - Author, Speaker, Food Gardening Evangelist, Chicago, IL
7 Sep - Rhonda Fleming Hayes - “Butterfly Gardens: More Than Just Pretty Flowers” - Writer, Master Gardener, Minneapolis, MI
5 Oct - Mary Ann Newcomer - “Pioneer Plants for the 21st Century Garden” - Dirt Diva, Boise, ID
2 Nov - Kirk Brown - “John Bartram--The King’s Gardener” - Horticulturist, World-recognized Botanist, Dramatist, Orefield, PA