Lectures and Workshops
- The Green Thumb Educational Series runs year round every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom (until COVID-19 conditions allow us to resume in-person events. Please see instructions for accessing a Zoom Meeting. Presentations will also be recorded and archived on the Local articles and archived presentations portion of our website.
- The online Digging Deeper Webinar Series has taken the place of Saturday Workshops at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden until we are able to hold in person events. These events take place on selected Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon during the growing season. Events include webinars, expert speaker panels and more. Find a description of each event and a direct Zoom link on our calendar.
- Master Gardeners arrange a series of seminars in conjunction with the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show in Sequim, provide educational speakers for local garden and horticultural clubs, and prepare educational booths for the Clallam County Fair, and other events around town.
Garden Programming for Kids
- Cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) volunteers visit every second grade classroom in Clallam County each year to teach students about how plants grow from seeds, and how plants make a difference to our every day life. Master Gardener volunteers present an interactive, introductory program on botany. The star of the program is Herbie, the scarlet runner bean puppet, who grows from seed to bean plant before the student’s eyes. The program also includes posters, poems and planting seeds in a root viewer! The root viewer is left in the classroom for students to watch and study. The program is celebrating Herbie’s 25th birthday in 2020, and now reaches over 650 students each year! Bring your kids to see Herbie at the Clallam County Fair, August 20-23 2020, or occasionally at Kids days at the Sequim Farmer’s Market!
- Master Gardener volunteers host a garden club at the The Boys and Girls Club of Sequim.
- Clallam County 4-H has a garden club that meets at the 5th Street Community Garden. Master Gardener volunteers teach sustainable garden lessons at each club meeting, and work alongside the kids to grow healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Master Gardeners visit local school gardens to teach classes, and consult about planting plans.
- Second Saturdays at the 5th St. Garden are self-guided for 2021 due to COVID-19. Second Saturday Garden Walks are typically held on the second Saturday of each month from April through September at the 5th Street Community Garden (328 E. 5th St., Port Angeles). Materials for self-guided tours will be posted by the 2nd Saturday of each month, and will remain up for 2 weeks. Topics related to vegetable gardening, herbs, and other food crops will be tailored to what is happening in Clallam County gardens each month.
- Walkabouts at Woodcock are canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19. In typical years walkabouts are scheduled for selected Thursdays throughout the growing season. These tours may be general “what’s new at Woodcock” tours, or they may focus on specific topics such as caring for mason bees how or topics in the orchard.
In Print and on the Air
- Radio talk on garden topics of particular interest is on two local radio stations:
- KSQM (FM 91.5): Airs on Fridays, 6:40 am and repeats on Tuesdays, 11:40 am.
- KONP (AM 1450 and FM 101.7): Airs on the last Monday of each month, 1-2 pm.
Rain Garden Mentors
Master Gardener Rain Garden Mentors work in partnership with the City of Port Angeles to reduce the combined sewer overflow problems in the Port Angeles Harbor through gardening. Mentors are available to help homeowners to assess their properties for rain garden installations. For more information about Rain Garden incentives through the City of Port Angeles, please visit their website on Rain Garden Rebates. To find out more about rain gardens please download the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington, visit the 12,000 Rain Gardens website, or the WSU rain garden home page.
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