The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

By Joyce Orr
Master Gardener 

News from The Wahkiakum County Community Garden

 

April 21, 2022



Brrrr, lately it has been hard to remember that it is Spring Plant Sale Time, but the Wahkiakum Community Garden volunteers have been working diligently to prepare for the 2022 growing season.

We are planning for our Annual Plant Sale in May. We rely on community support for the success of our only fundraiser. The Community Garden has 17 raised beds in which we grow vegetable produce we donate to Wahkiakum County area food banks during our harvest season. Most years we have donated around 1,500 pounds of produce.

Funds we raise are used for the purchase of garden supplies and maintenance of equipment. This year we have installed a plastic greenhouse--we call it a Hoop House due to its construction--bigger and better than before. It is a great place to nurture our little seedlings we grow for our raised beds and to sell at our plant sale.

In addition there are 27 plots for individuals who do their own gardening. Although there is no fee for a plot, gardeners need to provide their own plants and seeds and we require gardeners to keep their plots neat and tidy and the weeds out. We are an organic garden so only organic products are to be used in the garden plots.

Our upcoming Plant Sale begins Wednesday, May 11 and will be repeated on the following Wednesdays in May: May 18 and 25 from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m., in the Community Garden located in Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet.

Home gardeners who have plants and/or seedlings they wish to donate to the sale may do so the previous day or on the days of the sale. Plants should be disease free and healthy and well-labeled. In addition to vegetable seedlings, we also have miscellaneous garden plants and flowers available.

WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions during the sale. Please come to our sale and we can “talk gardening.”

If you are interested in a plot contact Joyce Orr, email: joyceaorr@gmail.com.

 

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