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Master Gardeners talk berry basics

WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Jeannette Stehr-Green will present “Berry Basics” at noon Thursday, June 12, in the county commissioner’s meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, Port Angeles. This presentation is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles. - Submitted photo
WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Jeannette Stehr-Green will present “Berry Basics” at noon Thursday, June 12, in the county commissioner’s meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, Port Angeles. This presentation is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles.
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Veteran WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Jeanette Stehr-Green will present an introduction to growing berries at noon Thursday, June 12, in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Gardeners will gain a better understanding of the growth requirements for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and will be able to decide which berries they might grow successfully in their own gardens.

Stehr-Green will discuss the general types of strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, requirements for a supportive berry-growing site, the care

that each berry type needs and educational resources for growing berries.

Stehr-Green, an 11-year veteran Master Gardener and 2012 Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year, is a berry enthusiast. She enjoys growing, picking and eating berries. She has been growing berries on the North Olympic Peninsula for over 10 years.

She will provide in-depth information on Growing Strawberries on June 21, Growing Raspberries, July 12, and Growing Blueberries, Aug. 23 at Class Act At Woodcock Garden presentations at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

The Green Thumb Garden Tips brown bag series is sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles.

Attendees may bring a lunch. The presentations are free and open to the public. However, donations to help offset copying costs for handouts are accepted.

For more information, call 417-2279.

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