Grow a Gardener

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:50 am by

Kids of all ages LOVE to get in the dirt, for gar­dens are mag­i­cal, fun, and full of sur­pris­es. It’s often where chil­dren first expe­ri­ence the won­ders of sci­ence and the nat­ur­al world.

And beyond sci­ence and math, gar­dens teach patience, coop­er­a­tion, the joy of learn­ing, respon­si­bil­i­ty, respect for where we live, and that veg­eta­bles taste great!

Join our not­ed pan­elists – experts in school gar­den pro­grams, gar­den-keep­ers and edu­ca­tors – as they dis­cuss get­ting kids enjoy­ably in the dirt and excit­ed about grow­ing and eat­ing veg­eta­bles. They’ve got activ­i­ties, lessons, tricks, and recipes to share.

Our pan­elists are Ash­ley Ran­dall, Colleen Stew­art, Mandy Ran­dolph, and Jen­nifer Pietsch, from the Orcas School Gar­den, and Caitie Blethen, San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­er Coor­di­na­tor. All are expe­ri­enced edu­ca­tors and advo­cates for dirty hands!

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is a day-long event, with not­ed author­i­ties speak­ing on a wide vari­ety of top­ics of inter­est to PNW coastal gar­den­ers. Mul­ti­ple choic­es allow you to plan your day to attend work­shops of inter­est to you. The keynote speak­er is Lin­da Gilke­son, not­ed Ento­mol­o­gist and gar­den­ing author, speak­ing on “Resilient Gar­dens in a Chang­ing Cli­mate.” Addi­tion­al work­shops include plant­i­ng for pol­li­na­tors, test­ing and fer­til­iz­ing your soil, restor­ing island wild­flow­ers, deal­ing with wire­worms, grow­ing fruit trees, small space veg­etable gar­dens, camel­lias in our cli­mate, and gar­den­ing with children.

Vis­it GardenWorkshop.org for com­plete descrip­tions of each workshop.

Pur­chase tick­ets here. Tick­ets are $40 online, $45 at the door. Advance pur­chase recommended.

San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Annu­al Gar­den­ing Workshop
Pre­sent­ed by the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Foun­da­tion of San Juan Coun­ty in Coop­er­a­tion with San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Extension

Octo­ber 7th
8:30 – 4:30
Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School
85 Blair Avenue
Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is pre­sent­ed by the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Foun­da­tion of San Juan Coun­ty in Coop­er­a­tion with the San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Extension.

Rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tions will be made for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and spe­cial needs who con­tact the WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion office at 360–370- 7663 or http://ma.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu at least two weeks pri­or to the event.

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Categories: Education, Nature, Recreation

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