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March 9, 2019
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The March 2019 GPPS meeting was held on Saturday at the home of Victoria Helton in Tolleson.

The meeting was called to order at 9:25 am by President Ron Christensen.

New members/visitors: Josephine and Justin are visiting.

Introduced meeting host: Victoria Helton, runs an urban farm in her back yard.

Host pond information: Urban Farm. She has plants, Aquaponics for food, and fish. She sells water plants as part of her business. Victoria has a koi pond as well as a pond for tilapia that she harvests for food. She also raises poultry for meat and eggs. When possible, she likes to repurpose items and much as she can. The group asked questions and discussed plants that she grows for medicinal reasons.

Pond Club business or updates:

" President, Ron Christensen: The Home & Garden Show sign-up sheet will be passed around. The group will be setting up a booth at the Encanto Home Tour on March 24 to advertise the pond tour.

" Vice President, Fern Shaw: Thank you for those who have signed up. She would like to have descriptions of ponds and crossroads for those who are on the tour. Signs for the tour will be brought to next month's meeting.

" Treasurer, $3,763.55. Annual dues are due by March 31.

" Secretary, Sue Beard. Nothing at this time.

" Newsletter Editor, Tanya Brown: Will be sending out a poll question. She will also be adding crossroads to the list of people who are scheduled to host meetings this year.

" Librarian, Tammy Purtell: Library is open. She featured a book of the month, Water Gardens for plants and fish.

" Webmaster, Dennis Beard. There are some problems with the president's e-mail that he will check out.

" Future meeting: Tammy and Eric Purtell. " Raffle: Dan Lambert won a book.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:25.

Respectfully submitted: Sue Beard

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