By Wendie Dyson
Free Master Gardener Workshops plus Join us Oct 1 to Build a Community Greenhouse plus Where did the heron fly in from?
The free Master Gardener workshop series continues into September at the Chimacum Corner Garden. Join Erica Iseminger on Sunday, September 11 from 10 am- noon in this hands-on class dividing the perennial herbs at the Corner Garden. Dorian Curry’s workshop on soil building has been changed to Wed, Sept 21, from 6 – 7 pm. Bring your questions and invite your friends! Click here for more information.
Help build a greenhouse! We’re raising a 20’ x 24’ peaked greenhouse at the Corner Garden which will be available for community use. Mark your calendars for a community work party on Saturday, October 1 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level to join us for all or part of the day. Simply observe or roll up your sleeves and help us raise the greenhouse. The effort is being led by John Bellow of Spring Rain Farm who has extensive experience building a variety of greenhouses. This is a great opportunity to learn by doing while also contributing this asset to our communities.
We’re also looking for a handful of people who are skilled with a shovel or a hammer to join us for a prep day on Saturday, September 24 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Wendie Dyson, Garden Director, at (360) 379-4718 or via email.
Art in the Garden. It’s a well know fact that good gardens attract native wildlife. Well, last weekend a very large unexpected heron landed at Chimacum Corner near the herb beds. He is stuffed with native lichens and is on loan by artist, Mark Fissler. Give Mark a big thanks next time you see him, and if you are interested in seeing more of Mark’s work (and perhaps attracting such fauna to your garden), call him at 360-385-0744.
Stay Connected. As always the best way to stay abreast of Community Garden happenings is to go to the Garden’s facebook page or click on the Chimacum Corner Community Garden widget to the left of “The Chronicle”. Happy Gardening!