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Learn from 100 years of vegetable gardening experience
Home gardeners can get timely advice from local experts about vegetable gardening from noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.
The event is part of Lunch in the Garden, an educational series sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second Friday of each month through September.
Each month local Master Gardeners lead a fast-paced, one-hour walk through the community garden to show home gardeners what needs to be done in vegetable gardens at that time and what problems are likely to appear. During these walks, Master Gardeners also answer questions and share recipes that use fresh local produce.
This month veteran Master Gardeners Bill Wrobel and Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about soil types and proper watering; growing warmth-loving crops (tomatoes, corn, basil and melons); renovation of June-bearing strawberries; harvesting broccoli, onions, and garlic; and more. Master Gardener David Rambin will join Wrobel and Stehr-Green to talk briefly about fall and winter gardens. Wrobel has been a Master Gardener since 1984 and is a certified Master Gardener in three states. Stehr-Green has been a Master Gardener since 2003 and was the 2012 Clallam County Veteran Master Gardener of the Year. Rambin joined Master Gardeners in 2012 and serves as vice president of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.
Together the three have almost 100 years of experience growing vegetables.
Lunch in the Garden walks are free and open to the public. The walks are ideal for persons starting a vegetable garden for the first time and gardeners who are new to the Pacific Northwest but also are beneficial to the more experienced gardener. In addition, the walks are a fun and healthy way to spend your lunch hour.
The Fifth Street Community Garden is just off Peabody, right across from City Hall. The garden includes over 50 individuals plots that are each 9 feet by 12 feet. The garden was developed on city property in 2011 with a vision to connect people to the earth and their community through growing food.
For more information about Lunch in the Garden, call 417-2279.