Thank you to all Gardeners for sharing your amazingly beautiful settings
with the community!
Thank you to all Artists and Musicians for making each garden even more beautiful, melodic and memorable!
The Spring Garden Tour 2019 held on Sat., June 15th and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley was a great success thanks to all the people who come year after year.
We are seeking gardens for next year right now, too! Let us know if you have a garden you’d like to share or a lead for us. We’re looking at the Hucrest to Del Rio Road area. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first membership meeting of the year last night, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
The meeting of about 30 was interesting and fun in our new meeting room at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg. We had great speakers followed by a delicious ice cream social.
Betty Sparks, a new member, native Oregonian, and retired education teacher, spoke about kidney disease and how prevalent it is. She herself needs a kidney transplant and is on the list for one. However, many are also in line, nationally over 122,000 people. Betty explained how diabetes and high blood pressure contribute to the likelihood of the disease. In other words, we are all susceptible. For more information here are a few resources:
The Blue Zones Project representatives for the effort in Douglas County also spoke. Juliete Palenshus and Jessica Moore informed us about the project which is also seeking supporters and volunteers. The three-year goal is to support well-being improvements in multiple areas here in Douglas County. For more information, see the website and contact Juliete Palenshus by emailing her.
They’ll even give you a t-shirt!
Welcome to new members who joined last night!
Here’s some familiar faces of a few of our lovely members:
Get ready for a stellar Garden Tour again this year! Gardens are being weeded and nurtured for your pleasure and amazement right now!
Thanks to all of our hard working gardeners! And we have been able to keep the ticket price down again. For $12 per person you will receive a ticket to all garden locations, and a description and map of the location of each garden.
You will find refreshments along the way, too, and lovely gardens in which to enjoy them. Bakers are contributing their delicacies at The NonChalant Cafe located at one of the Gardens. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be waiting for you also.
Come out and support the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley and see lovely hidden gardens in our own Douglas County.
Tickets go on sale on May 15. Contact us for more information, 541-643-8113.
The public is invited to attend an informative and respectful community discussion.
Moved by the recent tragic event at Umpqua Community College, Lisa Nikedem, of Moms Demand Action will be speaking in Roseburg on Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, Oregon.
Norman Turrill, newly elected President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon, will be here to meet League members Tuesday, October 20, in the Ford Room at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
His topic will be, “After 95 Years, Why is the League Relevant Today?” The program will run from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Norman is excited about meeting members of our League. We hope you will come, learn more about the League, and make his acquaintance.
Tickets are on sale now for the June 13, 2015 Spring Garden Tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley. The tour, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., features six town and country gardens complete with musicians and artists.
Tickets are available for $12 at:
While Away Books,
Local Umpqua Goods,
Hansen’s Jewelers in Roseburg,
Munchies in Glide, and
Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery in Sutherlin
Tickets also will be available the day of the tour for $15 at the Chapman Garden (2018 Del Rio Rd.) and the Finney Garden (1433 SE Kane St.) in Roseburg.