Welcome to the Austin Pond Society.
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UPCOMING AND ITEMS OF INTEREST
THE NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 21, 2019
The Speaker will be from Bastrop Gardens which is an all Natives Nursery. It will be about culinary plants that can be grown as companions to Pond and bog plants. Some of these plants are edible and the discussion will include this.
The meeting will also include the voting in of the members that have volunteered to be on the Board for next year. Most of the positions have nominees either returning or new with the exception of the Pond Tour Chairman and Hospitality. The Pond Tour Chairman is a co hosting position this year with the duties divided between two volunteers one of whom is Cat Bilbrey with the other yet to be nominated. The Hospitality position has been open for a year which is surprising as this person is easily the most popular person in the entire organization.
The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with a light meal. Members are encouraged to bring covered dishes and/or deserts. Hope to see you there.
Culinary Plants for Ponds/Bogs and the voting for next years Board Members
Fall Fling/Holiday Party
Members Only- October TBA
Gary and Lynn W
UPCOMING MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAMS
505 Cedar Park Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
2 o’clock to 4 o’clock
Gary and Lynne have been on the tour several times in the past and were featured on the Central Texas Gardener interview before the pond tour in 2012. Their garden contains a lovely large pond that they built themselves along with a bog and many creative water features. You may remember the sweet goats that were hanging out behind the fence if you visited their home in 2015.
You can find a video of their gardens on YouTube. Look up “Central Texas Gardener, Gary and Lynne.”
We hope to see you on the 19th.
ITEMS FOR SALE
COME AND JOIN US.
Membership in the Austin Pond Society is a wonderful way to meet other pond lovers and learn about the many joys of having a backyard pond. In addition to our regular monthly meetings where you’ll hear professionals speak on pond building, plants, fish and other wildlife. you’ll get to participate in hands-on demonstrations and give back to the community by helping us out at the Zilker Garden Center and area elementary schools where we teach and assist in building and maintaining their ponds.
- As a member, you also receive these member-only benefits.
POND-O-VAC – Use this link for details
125 GALLON TRANSPORT TANK – $25 per week donation plus deposit
GENERAL MEETING EACH MONTH – wonderful speakers, great food and friendship with like-minded folks
THE MARKETPLACE – sign up and receive notification whenever pond equipment, Koi, goldfish and plants are being given away.
POND STARS – experienced ponders can help with advice on your pond problems
APRIL PLANT SWAP – bring a variety of plants and go home with your car full.
MAY SPONSOR NIGHT – come and meet our APS sponsors and check out the newest products and enjoy great discounts.
MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS – outings to members’ ponds, garden centers, water-lily growers, fish hatcheries
WEBSITE – contains information on all aspects of APS activities
THE STREAM – MONTHLY CALENDAR – keeps you current with the month’s activities
COMMUNITY SERVICE – volunteer at Zilker Botanical Garden, the Zilker Garden Festival, and the Austin Pond Tour. Participate at the annual pond cleaning at Zilker Gardens or other sites that need our assistance
To join – Go to the Wild Apricot link below and join on line or come to our next meeting where we take both cash and credit cards. We meet the third Monday of every month (except December) in the Zilker Garden Center on Barton Springs Rd at 6:30 pm. Our family membership is only $30.00 annually.
Would you like to become a Pond Society sponsor?
Austin Pond Society and Mayfield Park
Work on renovating two of the ponds at Mayfield Park has been completed and all of the ponds have been cleaned the plants repotted. Currently, all that remains is to perform ongoing maintenance work with the plants about every couple of weeks. All of the ponds have been restocked with Koi some of which are pretty big, thanks to our Fish Rescue Team.
If you would like more information, please Contact Jeannie Ferrier at email@example.com
AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.
OUR LIBRARIAN is Holly Hargraves.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE..
Do you have any used pond or garden equipment laying around that you would like to sell, swap or give away?
Upon completion of the form required to describe the objects, the articles will be posted on the website. They will sell quicker if you have pictures showing your articles. Please note: Any dealings that take place are between the seller and the buyer. Please read the full disclaimer posted on the Marketplace page.CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM