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  • Alder Creek Plant Sale follow-up, week of Apr. 27
  • Tillamook County Master Gardener Plant Sale, May 2
  • Permaculture workshop, May 23-24
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Plants, Fruit and Vegetable Starts from Alder Creek Farm Organic Garden
Week after Saturday, April 25 at Alder Creek, Underhill Ln, Nehalem

The plant sale on Saturday April 25th for our Community Garden at Lower Nehalem Community Trust was a resounding success and we are so grateful to have so many gardeners in our area enjoy vegetable gardening as much as we do.

A self serve sales area has been setup at the farm for those of you who either couldn’t make it to the sale or have a hankering for more plants. While the tomatoes that were ready to sell sold out early Saturday morning we will have more available in a week or so. Stop by and take a look, there is a good selection of fruits and vegetables with a few of the varieties listed below:

Fruit: gooseberry, strawberry, raspberry, currents, rhubarb

Veggies: lettuce, mustard, arugula, kale, chard, cucumbers, squash, leeks, artichoke

Herbs and Flowers: oregano, sage, chives, marigold, lambs ear

And More! All grown using organic practices, for your dining pleasure and sustainability of our soils and water!

The plant sales area is behind the milking parlor as you enter the farm (towards the greenhouse). A sign for pricing and a cash/check drop box is setup. Thanks again for supporting the Community Garden.

  Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Karen Matthews
Community Garden Coordinator

Tillamook County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 2 pm, Tillamook County Fairgrounds
Spring is here and the Tillamook County Master Gardener Association is holding a PLANT SALE on May 2, 2015 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the 4-H & FFA Pavilion Tillamook County Fairgrounds.  There will be a large variety of herbs, vegetable starts, Native, Annuals and Perennials.  The Master Gardener Help Desk will be open to answer all your questions.  The TCMGA will also have a Garden Garage Sale.
Local Vendors participating include FFA (hanging floral baskets and yard art),  Ethyl’s Fabrics and Crafts (fresh eggs, aprons, rugs) Knotty by Nice (outdoor furniture, planters, yard décor), Ladybug Rugs (crocheted rugs), Salmon River Greenhouse (succulents), Pottery by Young (ceramics, yard art) JW Merc (natural/organic foods, syrups, honey), Blackburn Masonry (stone sculptures) Bewley Creed Woodworking (cedar boxes, chairs, trellises) C-Scape Creations (Frog Planters), Jody Bodine (trees).
Please bring your own wagon. 
All proceeds from this plant sale benefit scholarships for Tillamook County residents and local Master Gardener Programs.
  TCGMA is a non-profit educational organization that helps to promote the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program.
Permaculture workshop @NorthFork53
Saturday, May 23-24, 10 am to 5 pm, at NorthFork53, Nehalem
Please join Permaculture expert, Marisha Auerbach, for this weekend workshop focused on how to use site analysis and permaculture design to develop appropriate landscaping features, such as vegetable gardens, orchards, medicinal herb gardens, and community features. 

The workshop will be at North Fork 53, a future permaculture demonstration site, which will provide accommodations for visitors to the coast, educational events, weddings, farm to table dinners, summer camps, and more. Since there are diverse goals for this site, we will be assessing how to develop the design for mixed use. 
We will begin with an overview of permaculture design. Participants will be guided through the site analysis process for North Fork 53 during Saturday's class, including sectors, water flow, wildlife, client interview, and the anticipated flow of people through the site. Sunday's class will be focused on the process of actualizing the designs developed through our site analysis process. Topics include soil testing, choosing the layout of the various features, defining pathways, how to design for stacked plantings, guild design, and aesthetics. 

This workshop is designed to walk you through a landscape design process that can be replicable for your own home. If you have been wanting to start growing useful plants in your landscape, but didn't know how to begin, this workshop will take you from start to finish. Come join us at North Fork 53 for the first permaculture workshop that will lay the groundwork for many great things to come!

Cost: $150 per person for the full weekend workshop
Registration:  Brigham Edwards 503.368.3044 or email
Presented by:

Joy Jones, 4-H & Agriculture Agent
OSU Extension Service
2204 Fourth Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Emily Vollmer, North Coast Grown project
Food Roots
1906 3rd Street, Suite B
Tillamook, OR 97141
Food Roots and the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook County have created this email list to announce educational events and opportunities of interest our local farms and food related businesses. To view archived issues online click here.