Lewis County Master Gardeners to Host Plant Sale

By Daniel Warn / dan@chronline.com

It is time to dust off individuals environmentally friendly thumbs and get back again out into gardens and greenhouses.

The Learn Gardener Foundation of Lewis County’s Spring Plant Sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion in Chehalis.

The return of the sale arrives with a selection of over 1,000 tomato plants, which includes a lot of heirloom varieties. Other plants offered contain annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees and additional.

Grasp Gardeners in Lewis County have cultivated the entirety of the sale’s bounty, to help all gardeners and horticulturists in the county get completely ready for the rising season.

Proceeds from the sale enable the Learn Gardeners to provide two installments — a person in the spring and one particular in the tumble — of an function called “Gardening for Anyone.” At every installment, the general public will have the option to attend at the very least 3 free of charge gardening workshops.

The proceeds will also fund the organization’s youth outreach software at James W. Lintott Elementary in Chehalis and Toledo Elementary.

The firm, also called the WSU Lewis County Learn Gardeners, is a committed application of Lewis County’s Washington Point out University Extension.

Karen Servey, Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County president, mentioned the organization has ongoing workshops during the year due to the fact aspect of its mission is to assist educate the community on most effective gardening tactics dependent on science and investigate.

“Our purpose is to market and perpetuate the (WSU) Learn Gardener software with the Lewis County Extension office environment,” Servey explained to The Chronicle. “(And) to boost public curiosity in gardening and residence horticulture as a result of instruction and other functions.”

Servey said her individual experience with the corporation has served her reap a prosperous bounty.

“I can only talk for myself and why I decide on to turn into a WSU Grasp Gardener. I have generally had a passion for gardening,” she reported. “I needed to understand far more about gardening and have interaction with a community that felt the exact same way.”

She indicated that some others in the county will have the exact option by the efforts of the courses the corporation gives, and will even obtain particular help from turning out to be Master Gardeners on their own.

“I have made a ton of buddies inside of the nearby Grasp Gardener program and at the condition stage as very well,” Servey said.

“As a lifelong learner, getting to be a Learn Gardener enables me to share my understanding with some others.”

Connect with 360-740-1216 or check out https://lewis-mg-mrc.org for much more info.

Extra Information

What: Master Gardeners once-a-year Spring Plant Sale

Wherever: Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion in Chehalis

When: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May perhaps 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May perhaps 22

Why: To enable all gardeners and horticulturists in the county get prepared for the growing season and to assist offer people with gardening means and teach the local community on best gardening methods primarily based on science and study.

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