The Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners are offering a free, live, internet class called “Gardening for Beginners”, on Thursday, April 9th, from 6:30 -8:30pm The class will be taught by local Master Gardeners, Kamori Cattadoris and Dixie Chichester and will cover such topics as locating a garden, soil and water basics, purchasing seeds or plants, planting techniques, maintaining a garden and harvesting produce, all geared toward the beginning gardener. Anyone with a computer or smart phone and internet access will be able to attend this free class by calling or e-mailing the Extension Office to register. Those that are registered will receive an email, a day before the class, with a live “Zoom” link and directions on how to access the presentation. The internet class will be interactive so participants will be able to make comments and ask questions. Even if participants do not have a camera and microphone on their computers, they can view the class and ask questions by typing them into a chat box. There will be no “in-person” attendees. In order to register for the class, so you can receive the live link, please contact Beverly Sarles, M-F, 8-4:30 p.m., at 509 447-2401 or email anytime to beverly.sarles[email protected].
It’s raining and cold outside today in May and the last several months have been just as dreary, but I’ve been thankful to live in Deer Park where the silver linings have never been brighter. Churches, businesses, and neighbors have worked together to make a difference and I wanted to write a thank-you note to them all while celebrating our great small town.