Coquille Valley Seed Library Tour

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The Coquille Valley Seed Library is hosting a FREE garden tour on Thursday, August 14th, at 6pm at the Flicker Community Farm Project (on Garden Valley Road in Coquille). Hosting this event will be Don and Mei Luce, who participate in this grass-roots effort to turn idle acres in Coos County into family-sustaining farms.

For a nominal lease fee, gardeners tend ¼ to ½ acre parcels to feed their families; they sell a portion of their excesses, and donate 1/3 of what is grown to charity. Their garden practices include row gardening through plastic mulch, green manures, and cover cropping techniques. Sarah and Matt Crawford’s adjacent garden demonstrates their method of polyculture and no-till techniques. Manny and Linda Gonzalez’s garden is constructed of recycled materials – salvaged timber and old fishing nets.

This will be a pot luck event, so please bring a dish to share, a beverage to drink, a plate and utensils, and a chair to sit in. You are invited to help grow and preserve locally adapted vegetable and herb varieties by becoming a Coquille Valley Seed Library member. For more information: www.CoquilleValleySeedLibrary.org. Help maintain a fragrance-free environment during these meetings.

This entry was posted on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.