The Group Seed Order should be here in less than a week. I also ordered 56 popular
varieties of seeds which I will have for sale in my warehouse in about 2 weeks, along with wheel hoes, push planters, row
covers, and a few other items.
Tom Barrett is interviewing
me tonight at 6 PM on his sustainability hour at KZFR. Hopefully I will have something coherent to say about gardening in
Supply updates: Northern Star Mills has
seed potatoes at 55 cents a pound, Yukon Gold and Modoc red. They will have them until early April. They also
have a nicely stocked Seeds of Change seed rack and a wide variety of potting soils, kelp meal, gypsum and many other amendments.
C Bar D Feeds also has seed potatoes. Wilbur's probably
Next lecture at the Grange: On
Sunday March 1 at 1:30, Peter Hollingsworth will talk about permaculture, and his brother David will discuss growing potatoes.
I was amazed by the potatoes David brought to the Farmers' Market years ago. He has the secrets, and he's talking.
Kinney's on Rowles Road near Vina has been recommended
by a couple of different gardeners as having excellent soil for delivery for raised beds. If it were me, I would go
there and look at the pile and ask questions before buying. They will deliver in the Chico area.
opportunity: The special needs teacher at Chapman Elementary would like to garden with her class in the newly created
beds at the school, but needs volunteers to assist with the students and with the maintenance of the beds. Anyone who
is interested may contact Debra Abbott, firstname.lastname@example.org or 898-8456.
In addition, thanks to a generous grant from Lowe’s, McManus Elementary will be installing 6- 4ft x 12 ft garden
beds in March, and they could use some volunteer help to build the beds, and to assist the teachers in the classrooms with gardening and
maintenance activities. Again, contact Debra Abbott.
The Organic Gardening Class series has booked the auditorium at the Grange for second and third Sundays
for the rest of the year. Please E-mail your ideas about possible speakers, field trips etc.
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