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Coastal Gardeners at Millville by the Sea Crab Shack for our June social.


For security purposes, the password for the CAR-SGC Website has been changed effective August 15, 2023.  Please go to our Members Only page to see the new password.


SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

Speaker: Carol Kinsley, Sussex County Master Gardener

Program Topic: Composting- Cultivating  Black Gold

Carol Kinsley is a Sussex County Master Gardener, and new president of the Spade & Trowel Garden Club. She is former editor of the Mid-Atlantic Grower newspaper and still writes for The Delmarva Farmer newspaper after 43 years. She has been composting for more than 65 years. She will share components of a healthy compost pile and describe how to set up a variety of structures to contain your compost. Your reward: black gold!


Coastal Gardeners Tee-Shirt Sale

OCTOBER 10, 2023

Dine and Donate at Fins, Bethany Beach will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.  Raffle donations are needed.


OCTOBER 14, 2023

Adopt A Highway - Dagsboro - Saturday, October 14, 2023

OCTOBER 16, 2023 (to be confirmed)

Speaker: Luke Wingate, Millville Organic Center

Program Topic: Preparing Your Garden for Fall 

Luke Wingate is the Operations Manager, M.O.C for Millville Organic Center, LLC.  Luke holds a degree in Turf Management and a license in Nutrient Management. Luke will educate the group on the use of organic products in preparing Fall garden beds.

OCTOBER 23, 2023

HFHK is looking for volunteers to helpwith the first harvest beginning on October 23 through November 13, 2023.  Please bring your garden tools and don't forget water and a hat.  If you can help, please contact Darlene B. 

Other important tentative dates for HFHK: 

  • School Planting: 9/11-10/6 - no help required from CGG

NOVEMBER 11, 2023

Due date for DFGC award applications.

NOVEMBER 13, 2023

Speaker: Matthew Harhai

Program Topic: Mushroom Foraging 

In January 2020, Matthew and his wife, Anmei, moved to Bishopville, Maryland from China. Once they settled, they decided it was a great time to pursue their dream to start a small farm. Underfoot, there was a crop being raised that rekindled a familiar pastime- hunting wild mushrooms – which became the seed of an idea to lead mushroom foraging classes in Maryland! They teach safe methods for identifying delicious, gourmet, medicinal mushrooms that grow all around the shore, along with the latest research, health benefits, fascinating anatomy and evolution.

NOVEMBER 15, 2023

Delaware Federation of State Garden Club Meeting

Location: Kings Creek Country Club, 1 Kings Creek Circle, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Host Club: Sussex Gardeners

Program: Delaware Botanic Gardens: A Harmonious Blend of Evolution and Care

Stephen Pryce Lea, Director of Horticulture at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, Dagsboro, DE

Clubs send member RSVP to

Registration opens October 9 through October 27,   Cost: $40

NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Sip and Shop will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023

DECEMBER 3, 2023

The Coastal Gardeners will celebrate the holiday on December 3, 2023 at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View Delaware. This year we decided on a Brunch from 11-2 in the afternoon.  We are having the Country Farmhouse brunch that includes scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, cinnamon French toast , fresh baked biscuits, crispy bacon and sausage, and many more treats too numerous to mention. This will be a fun way to celebrate the holiday season.  Check back for more details. 

DECEMBER 6, 2023

Field Trip: Bearhole Farms, Selbyville, DE

Topic: Holiday Wreath Making

Cost: $40.00

"Holiday Wreaths" at Bearhole Farms.  The cost includes all materials to create your holiday wreath  Light refreshments will be provided but BYOB.  Cindy makes her own Bloody Mary mix if anyone is interested.

DECEMBER 11, 2023

Membership Meeting. Check back for more details.

DECEMBER 14 from 9am-12 noon

Gift Bag Assembly and Delivery will be on December 14 from 9am-12 noon

JANUARY 15, 2024
Membership Meeting. Check back for more details.
FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Deadline for the NGC Newsletter is January 1, 2024.  Please send information and pictures to CG Publicity Chair at by Monday January 15, 2024.

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