TAG: gardening

Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_gardening By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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Summer Bounty: Food & Gardening Series

Posted in News on August 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerBounty Brought to you by the Seed Libraries at Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards Libraries and the Master Gardener Program at WSU Extension for Spokane County. Enjoy the bounty of your summer garden long after summer is over. At our three Seed Library locations, you can discover ways to preserve your produce, create delicious […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in News on February 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary We’re excited to announce the grand opening of two new seed libraries at the Deer Park and Medical Lake libraries. Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our three seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the […]

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Bring back seeds to the library

Posted in News on July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary You’ve borrowed seeds, planted your garden, and watched your bounty grow. Now it’s time to bring back seeds to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy! We’re offering a series of classes taught by local Master Gardeners that will teach you how to collect your seeds and prep your garden for the […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

Posted in News on July 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening Discover how to reap what you sow with a series of classes focused on food and gardening. Local master gardeners and a food specialist will teach you everything from preparing your garden for winter to basic food preservation. Dig in and put your green thumb to work! Basic Food Preservation Food Safety Specialist Anna Kestell […]

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Mary, Mary, Gardener Extraordinary

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MaryMary_Garden By Gwendolyn Haley I recently sat down for lunch with my dear friend Mary. While Mary is the last person I’d call contrary—her garden grows and grows. Mary has transformed her standard small city lot into a lush fruit and vegetable paradise. What got you started gardening?   Years ago, my elderly neighbor brought over a […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in News on January 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to the Otis Orchards library for the grand opening of a brand new seed library! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time […]

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Incidental Gardener

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardener by Amber W. I never meant to be a gardener. It sort of just happened after I had my first kid. Before children, 10 out 12 summer weekends were spent traveling, but then I found myself at home way more often. It started out with tearing down an old fence and I found myself with […]

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Quench Spring Fever by Planning Your Garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PlanGarden by Sherrie P. It’s that time of year again: time to start planning your garden. If you are new to gardening then the following programs are for you. If you missed Master Gardener Steve Nokes at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries talk about Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings, be sure to catch him […]

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Backyard Bounty: Spring Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening If you’re already dreaming about your 2014 garden, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re planning a series of events to help you in your planning and dreaming, as well as connect you to others in your neighborhood with similar interests. Master Gardener Steve Nokes will be leading two programs: Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings, which […]

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