It’s hard to get gardeners to come to a class on a sunny Saturday afternoon after a rainy week. The Whatcom County Master Gardener’s “Grow Your Own Groceries” team consisting of Laurita Whitford, Alice Wales and Mary Carlson came to Lummi and gave an informative presentation this past Saturday. Unfortunately, only four people showed up to hear it.
Part 2 is scheduled for Saturday June 23 at 10am at the Grange but if we don’t get an adequate number of RSVPs for that session we will cancel it and try to reschedule as a Gardener’s Network program at a later date.
I did learn a lot about plant botany and techniques for hand pollinating, saving and storing seed plus sources for important items like pollination bags. Seed saving is an important “next step” for vegetable gardeners and given the attempts by large corporations to buy out the small seed companies, necessary that we learn how to collect and save seed for our personal and future needs.