Friday, April 16, 2010

A Smashing Success

Thanks to everyone who came out to our classes and plant sale on Thursday, April 15th. We had a great time and a wonderful turnout.
Jerry and Richard taught the "Backyard Bounty" classes about growing veggies in raised beds. The classes were taught right in our new raised bed demonstration garden that was installed last year. It was a great visual of how to construct, irrigate and what soils to use in raised beds. We hope that you all enjoyed the class and came away with a some new ideas for your own gardens this year. Come back and see how our demonstration garden produces throughout this growing season and enjoy the harvest.

We were also fortunate to have Mike Pace, the extension agent for Box Elder County, teach a workshop on grafting fruit trees. Each student was able to learn the art of grafting scion wood onto a rootstock and then take two apple trees home with them. Mike said that this is his most favorite class to teach and it shows. All those who attended had a wonderful time and came away with a better understanding of how to propagate fruit trees.

Our first plant sale of the season was also a huge hit and we had an awesome turnout. Thanks to Richard for growing such beautiful perennials such as Firecracker Penstemon, Suncatcher Daisy, and Iceplant--just to name a few. We are excited to have many more plant sales this year.

Look for our next sale May 13th from 12-6pm--we will have many more perennials, annuals, and veggies to buy. Susie and Dori will be teaching a free class on Annual Bed Design with a demonstration at noon-1pm. Also, there will be Hanging Basket Workshops at 10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm & 6-7:30pm. Come a plant a hanging basket for yourself or your mom.

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