Master Gardener and certified nursery professional Cindy Knight will explain how to grow your own groceries and tell what varieties of plants grow best locally. To accommodate people's varied schedules, the Elma Timberland Library will offer this free public presentation twice on Tuesday, May 5: at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The programs will be geared to both beginning and advanced gardeners.
Ms Knight will begin by addressing the questions, "Do you know what's in your food and where your food comes from?" She will include basic information about organic food and what is meant by organic growing. Getting down to growing, Knight will discuss soils, fertilizers, garden chemicals, mulches, vegetables and gardening in the local area. She will also consider small-space and container gardening. Time will be provided for people to ask questions.
Knight will have handouts she has written based on her research and questions people have often asked. As a nursery professional certified by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association and a Master Gardener certified by the Washington State University Extension Service, Knight offers tremendous expertise.
After each presentation, people can cultivate their new gardening knowledge by checking out library books and DVDs. In addition, librarians have gathered some of the best Web sites on general and northwest gardening at www.trlib.org/gardening.asp.
The Elma Timberland Library is located at 118 N First Street, Elma. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 482-3737 or go to www.TRL.org.