THE FOX ISLAND SAND & SOIL GARDEN CLUB - Established in 1979
UPDATE: Fox Island’s Sand and Soil Garden Club Announces New Officers and Meetings Change
We welcome new members and invite you to attend our monthly meetings.
Meetings are held at the Chapel on Echo Bay on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, at 10:00 am. Some of our speaker
presentations will be by ZOOM as well. Membership is open to non-Fox Island
Our purpose is to stimulate and share the love and knowledge of gardening
among members, friends, and neighbors in the community of Fox Island.
Additionally, members volunteer for island gardening projects and raise
funds for college scholarships.
Scheduled guest speakers or educational plant profiles are featured at
meetings throughout the year and two planned field trips to local special
gardens augment our meeting schedule. Club members sponsor scheduled open
house garden parties in July and August where you can enjoy the beauty of
their home gardens in full bloom in a relaxed social setting.
Whether you are a novice gardener or have years of experience, we welcome
you. Our garden club members are diverse in knowledge, experience and ages.
Plants and gardening bring us all together where friendships form quickly
and spontaneous social events might have you heading for a local nursery to
peruse plant stock with a car full of plant-aholics, or a Japanese maple
tree pruning class.
We are a non-profit organization registered within the state of
Washington. Dues are currently $10 per member for one year.
Current Board Members for Fiscal 2023-2024:
President: Jenny Linnane
Vice President: Jill Gallagher
Treasurer: Linda Little
Secretary: Dannie McLaughlin
Fox Island Sand and Soil Garden Club
PO Box 145
Fox Island, WA 98333
Archive of Sand & Soil
Sand and Soil Garden Club Speakers for 2023-24
All Programs start promptly at 10 a.m.
November 9- Pruning fruit trees, shrubs, and more with
Professor Don Marshall.
Dr. Marshall founded the horticulture program at Lake Washington Technical
College and authored 2 books on Northwest Landscaping. He is a certified
horticulturist and arborist. Now retired from teaching, he owns and operates
December 14- Christmas Party, gift exchange and club sponsored lunch.
January 11- Evergreens in the Landscape and How to Prune Conifers
Susan Stuart from Seattle Garden Goddess. We plant conifers but how do we
prune them so they don’t grow strange parts? Susan will show us.
February 8- Designing and Maintaining Rock Gardens with Sally Cross.
With drought and high water bills, how can we still have a lovely garden
without drenching our gardens with water?
March 14- Container gardens for Vegetable- Lisa Taylor
Author of “Seattle Tilth”, the vegetable Bible for Puget Sound and
all-around garden guru. Lisa will focus on vegetable gardening in containers
and small plots.
April 11- Arsenic in the Garden.
The history of arsenic poisoning of the soils in Pierce County, and the
facts we should all know if we live in Pierce County and on Fox Island.
May 9-Field Trip or Plant Swap TBD
June- Field Trip or Plant Swap TBD
Here are some of our Civic Projects which the club participates in.
Annual Jeff Feagin Memorial Plant Sale
Third Saturday in May at The Fox Island Museum
The plant sale is a collaborative project that we undertake with
the Fox Island Historical Society and is held the third Saturday
in May at the Museum. We would love your assistance digging and
potting plants in the months leading up to sale, or just helping
set up and sell plants the week-end of the sale.
Fox Island Cemetery Flag Pole Garden
Join us in planning, planting, and maintaining the flag pole garden
area of the cemetery.
Fox Island Chapel on Echo Bay Garden
Sand and Soil Garden Club Members assist with the planning and
maintenance of the Chapel gardens from April through October.
Sand & Soil Garden Club Plants Daffodils
weekend in November 2006, the members of the Sand & Soil Garden Club planted over 100
daffodil bulbs at the Fox Island Nature Center. Spring is nearly
here, and the bulbs have begun to come up. Stop by the Nature
Center soon, and enjoy all of the springtime color.
Thank you Sand & Soil!
March 17th, the daffodils are blooming!
Above: Sand & Soil members including
Sheila Spinn, Margaret Wickline-Peters, and Marian Fry and many others
at the Nature Center.
Adopt a Road
Club members help keep the roadside clean of debris along Island
Boulevard from the Fox Island Bridge to Fox Drive. We want our
entrance to Fox Island to be clean for both residents and visitors.