LOCAL MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT
“GARDENING INTO WINTER”
The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association (CCMGA) will be holding a public event offering tips on how to extend the growing season into and beyond the fall.
The one-day event, “Gardening into Winter,” will be held September 17 from 10:00AM until 2:00PM at the Barbey Maritime Center, which is located at 1792 Marine Drive in Astoria. Attendance is free, and all are welcome.
The educational program includes presentations on local mushrooms, composting, beekeeping, tool maintenance, and cold-weather plantings. “Gardening into Winter” will also include a plant sale, silent auction, and raffle, along with offerings for purchase from select local artists and specialty growers.
Funds from the plant sale, silent auction, and raffle will be used to support the ongoing activities of the Master Gardeners, which include programs such as a Demonstration Garden at the Fair Grounds where a number of flowers and trees are on display; a Learning Garden at 45th and Marine exhibiting methods for vegetable and herb gardening particularly suited to our unique Pacific Northwest climate and soil, and whose yield last
year ended up in more than 1,200 pounds of fresh produce donated to the Regional Food Bank; the Grow a Row for the Community Program, through which individual Master Gardeners donate produce from their home gardens to local food pantries; educational
scholarships for graduating high-school seniors residing in Clatsop County; and informational plant clinics throughout the year, including regular presence on alternating Sundays at the Sunday Market in Astoria and on alternate Wednesday afternoons at the
Seaside Farmers Market.
For more information, please call the OSU Extension Office (503) 325-8573, or visit our