Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Is it possible to grow your own nutritious vegetables year-round in the Gorge? John Hergenrather from Good News Gardening thinks so, and has been doing it for years without expensive, heated greenhouses.
Hergenrather will lead a free class on the subject Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Good News Gardening Conservatory.
Advantages of gardening in the off-season include an extended harvest season, great nutrition and very little weeding, watering or pests. It’s also fun to save money while eating wholesome, organic foods.
The class will discuss the best varieties and planting dates, the use of various inexpensive covers, and a host of other helpful hints. Also, for those who missed certain planting dates, trays of transplants will be for sale.
Many practical handouts and useful catalogues will be available for free. There is no charge for this one-time class, but Hergenrather suggests that you bring one of your favorite recipes for garden vegetables and he will compile them for a handout at Good News Gardening.
More like this story
- Letters to the Editor for May 28
- Mercado del Valle opens June 2 in new location
- Marble and Shepherd are Elks Students of the Month for May
- Riverside UCC votes for fossil fuel divestment
- Sheriff Log, May 15 to 22
- Community Baby Shower June 4
- ‘Air Panther’ goes aloft
- HRV beats OES, Lincoln, to take sailing state championship
- HRV girls lax wins inaugural Navy championship
- HRV baseball routs Eagle Point in Battle of the Eagles, advances to quarterfinal matchup with Ashland
Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge