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5th St. Community Garden: Self guided tour
Do you find it difficult to learn about vegetable gardening from books and lectures? Are you tired of sitting at your computer searching for gardening information when you want to be in the garden? Come learn at the 5th Street Community Garden in Port Angeles.
Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners are implementing self-guided tours to teach local gardeners about vegetable gardening on the North Olympic Peninsula. These tours are in lieu of monthly garden walks provided in the past.
As with the garden walks, tours will focus on what is happening (or should be happening) in the vegetable garden each month and will highlight
- What vegetables grow well in our climate,
- What needs to be done in the vegetable garden, and
- What control measures exists for common pests and diseases.
Self guided tours will be available for 2 weeks, starting the 2nd Saturday of each month through September or until mandated restrictions are lifted. New topics will be determined every month and identified by the second Saturday of the month. Poles flagging focal points and tour sheets will be available for two weeks.
How will it work? Up to 10 topics about vegetable gardening will be identified by poles and coordinating numbers. Visitors are invited to pick up a tour sheet, locate the numerals and test their gardening knowledge.
The Fifth Street Community Garden is located at 328 E. Fifth Street in Port Angeles just off Peabody, right across from City Hall. The garden includes over 50 individual 9×12-foot plots that are rented by community members. You may visit during daylight hours. All visitors are asked not to sample any fruit and vegetables without permission form the renters. COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks, are encouraged while visiting the garden. Two picnic tables are available, so bring a picnic and enjoy the everchanging landscape. The garden has no bathroom facilities or garbage pickup. Please take your trash with you. The garden is not wheel-chair accessible.