Master Gardener to talk food gardens at next Green Thumbs talk

Master Gardener Bob Cain will present “Food Gardens in Uncertain Economic Times” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, via Zoom, at the next Green Thumb Garden Tips Education Series session.

Cain, a frequent contributor to the series, will address the economic and social criteria that help gardeners determine what to grow for the biggest impact on the family food budget and the family’s participation in an edible garden project.

He will provide instructions on setting up a small to medium sized food garden, talk about space considerations, set-up and ongoing costs, and garden maintenance.

He also will cover the topics of victory style gardens and seed saving during his hour-long presentation.

To attend by computer, access the following link: extension.wsu.edu/clallam and select the crimson button. To join by phone, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID: 956 4177 6123, passcode: 405346.

Cain has more than 40 years of gardening experience in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington state. He writes a monthly article for “Between the Vines,” the Clallam County Master Gardener newsletter about vegetable growing, as well as articles on plant disease and pests. He is a frequent contributor to local newspaper gardening columns and local radio gardening programs. Cain is the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year, 2011 Master Gardener of the year and has attained Lifetime Achievement status for continued service to Clallam County Master Gardeners. He served as Manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for seven years and is a past president of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

Sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, the Green Thumb Garden Tips education series classes provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. Presentations via Zoom are available from noon-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday, February through October; in November, December and January, one lecture is offered.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.