Next Wellington Garden Club Meeting Oct. 1

The Wellington Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 1 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.), with a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a “Gardening in South Florida” program presented by Clarence R. “Cash” Cashion at 12:30 p.m.

Cashion is an expert on South Florida gardening and has been writing a column for the Palm Beach Post for more than 14 years and the newspaper The Jupiter Farmer since 1992. Cashion’s web site,, advocates growing green and offers suggestions for living green. In 2010, Cashion published the book Swamp Gardener Chronicles.

Cashion’s program will include information about backyard gardening of vegetables and how to integrate some landscaping ideas with edible plants. He will also share his thoughts on what government is doing to seeds via systemic insecticides that are detrimental to those who ingest the product.

After Cashion’s talk, there will be an “ask the expert” session for gardening questions. Guests are welcome to attend, and while there is no admission fee, seating is limited. To reserve a seat, RSVP to Jayne at (561) 791-0273. For more information, visit