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Want to Enjoy Your Garden Vegetables all Winter?

The San Juan County Master Gardeners happily welcome Debby Hatch to the Annual Gardening Workshop this Saturday, October 19. Debby has twenty-five years of experience growing a winter kitchen garden on Lopez Island. She’ll share her strategies for planning, planting and protecting a winter kitchen garden to provide a steady harvest through the winter.

Illustrated with photos from her garden, her talk covers what varieties work well in the islands, how to plant and when, and how to protect plants from wind, cold, rain and snow.

Debby writes the Lopez Island Kitchen Gardens blog and gives workshops and presentations on vegetable gardening for the WSU Master Gardeners, the San Juan County Fair Agriculture Tent, the Lopez Garden Club and the Orcas Island Garden Club. From 2006-2011, she wrote the monthly Green Living column for the Islands’ Weekly.

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 sessions of interest to you.

This year topics include:

Keynote Address: Seasonal, local and sustainable flowers with Debra Prinzing

Managing deer and other mammals in your garden

Good, bad, beautiful and ugly insects in your garden

Care and pruning of caneberries

Color in the winter garden

Care and pruning of grapes and kiwi vines

Exploring new and old British gardens

Forest and tree health in San Juan county

Taking care of your landscape

Visit GardenWorkshop.org for complete descriptions of each session and our speaker’s biographies.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are $40 online, $45 at the door. Advance purchase strongly recommended, as spaces are limited and filling quickly.

Coffee and tea are complimentary; pastries from Café Demeter are available for purchase.

October 19 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Friday Harbor Middle School 85 Blair Ave. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer?

Our next training session begins in January 2021, in Friday Harbor. For more information, please contact Caitlin Blethen at mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu or 360-370-7663. Information about the program and what volunteers do is located here.

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 mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


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