July and Chili

Well it is the middle of summer and time to meet again.  We’ll be headed to our usual hangout Sunrise River Farm.  Because it is summer, and time for it, we are doing a chili cook-off this meeting!  What does chili have to do with carnivorous plants you ask?  Nothing.  But that doesn’t make it any less tasty.  So if you are a member, bring your best chili and be prepared for some fierce competition.  If you want to see what the UMCPS is all about, then come by, talk about carnivorous plants, and maybe even pick up a freebie, who knows.  Plus chili!  So there’s that.

Please join us at 5pm on Sunday, July 14th.  Any questions, feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail account, username : umcps  See you there!  Did I mention the chili?!

We’re on Facebook now too!

For those of you facebookians out there who were hoping for a more interactive forum to talk about carnivorous plants in the upper Midwest, we now have a page on The Facebooks.  On the face of it, it seemed like a good idea but it will only succeed if we get people interacting face to face.  So if you are a facebooker and want to get some face time with each other to discuss the face of carnivorous plants head over to our Facebook page.   Facebook!

Enough of that silly writing.  Our next scheduled meeting is July 14th, but we are hoping to schedule an extra meeting in June.  One of our members has kindly agreed to share his experiences with LED lighting on his carnivorous plants.  There has been a lot of talk about LED lighting as the future of indoor pant growing and plenty of disparaging comments against it as well.  We are hoping to have the meeting so people can see for themselves.  Another of our members is planning to bring some equipment to quantitatively assess the LED lighting.  It will be a great opportunity to see LED lighting and form your opinion.  LED lighting: the future of indoor plant growing, or a technological dead end.

Stay tuned for the meeting details, time and place, etc.  And if you have questions, the best way to get an answer is to e-mail us at our Yahoo.com address, username umcps