Community Garden Seeks New Members For 2018 Season

Registration is now 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 harvest basket with great organically grown foods for your family and, collectively, we donate to the North County Food Bank and the Senior Meals Program. To quote one of our long term gardeners “It just feels good to get out and work in the soil and to know that you are helping others by giving to the food bank in our area”.

Learn more or register online now at http://www.nehalemtrust.org /alder-creek-farm/community- garden/. Garden Startup Day is set for Saturday, February 24th from 10am to 1 pm at Alder Creek Farm; 35955 Underhill Lane in Nehalem.

Our garden members commit to 3 hours of volunteer work per week, pay a nominal fee, and learn techniques for growing fruit and vegetables in our maritime climate. We garden together on Tuesday mornings from 9 to noon. Additionally, we have set 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 are physically capable to bend, stretch, and occasionally lift up to 25 lbs but we do have a few jobs that don’t require as much demanding physical capability. And we welcome new members; so go on-line and sign up today!

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