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Learn organic gardening on Alder Creek Farm

Start-up day is Feb. 24 — register now!

Published on February 9, 2018 8:53PM


Courtesy Lower Nehalem Community Trust


A strawberry

Courtesy Lower Nehalem Community Trust

A strawberry

NEHALEM — Registration is open to join the Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Community Garden at Alder Creek Farm. All gardening skill levels are welcome.

Learn about organic gardening in our coastal climate and how to be more self-sustainable in your own home garden. Grow and harvest great food, meet new friends and give back to the community.

Each week you will fill your basket with organically grown foods for your family. In addition, we collectively donate to the North County Food Bank and the Senior Meals Program.

Garden Startup Day is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane) in Nehalem.

Our garden members commit to three hours of volunteer work per week, pay a nominal fee and learn techniques for growing fruit and vegetables in the maritime climate. We garden together 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday mornings. Additionally, we have set aside the last Saturday of each month for special events and make-up days.

We grow both a traditional row garden as well as a permaculture garden that demonstrates how flowers and vegetables can be integrated into a home landscape for an ornamental and edible approach to gardening. We hope that gardeners can bend, stretch and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds, but we have a few jobs that don’t require as much physical exertion.

We welcome new members, so go online and sign up today!

Call the Lower Nehalem Community Trust office at 503-368-3203 with any questions, or email Garden Coordinator Karen Matthews at karen@nehalemtrust.org.

Learn more or register online at nehalemtrust.org/alder-creek-farm/community-garden/.


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