New ideas for plant clinics
Our MG unit holds plant problem clinics every Saturday during the growing season, inviting the community to bring in their plant and insect questions. For the past couple of years, we've enlisted local merchants--garden centers, hardware/garden shops, nurseries, etc.--to host the clnics at their locations, so we appear in a different location each weekend around the county. We publicize the clinics in the newspapers and on radio Attendance seems to have waned a bit over time (except at the annual fair) and we are looking for new ideas for next year. In years past, clinics have been held at single location, e.g., in front of the courthouse, and did well for a few years. The library is interested in having us staff a "plant doctor" desk, and we are exploring this option.
Does your group have a plant clinic committee? In what ways does it interact with the community? What projects is it considering? Thanks for sharing your ideas!