There is a new rule for picking anything in the Gardens:
You must first get permission from either the Gardens’ website or from the volunteer on duty.
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Why? Sadly, we have had problems with damage from people who don’t know the correct way to handle garden plants. As when harvesting lettuce, for example – unwitting pickers chop off the whole heads instead of picking only the outer leaves, which greatly extends the plant’s harvest life.
Plus, we all suffer from thoughtless overuse and theft. Someone picked all the cherries; someone else took the preschoolers’ pumpkins; someone else took the sprinkler, never mind the deer browsing.
So, if you are meandering through the beds admiring what’s growing and you would like to pick something, please just ask.
We often grow for specific events — weddings, funerals, Mothers Day, etc. If you would like for us to do something like that for you, we certainly would be honored to do so. Again, just ask.
Quilcene Gardens Solstice Barbecue
Volunteers at Quilcene’s Community Garden (on US 101) invite everyone to a barbecue on Tuesday June 20 from 4 to 7 pm in the Gardens to welcome summer and the growing season.
Grilled sausages and salads are free,but bring your own beverage and maybe a dessert of your choice. 360-774-0465
Contact: Anne Ricker 360-765-4447
or 360-774-0465 if you have questions.
Quilcene’s Q Gardens, the community’s nonprofit organic produce garden, welcome spring with their volunteers’ Open House Saturday, April 15 from noon to 2 pm out in the Gardens (weather permitting) and in the adjacent Old Quaker Church. Everyone is welcome there and there will be snacks. The Gardens are located on US 101 in the center of Quilcene across from the Whistling Oyster. Call 765-4447 for more information
Bring your favorite salad, main dish, or dessert to compete and WIN!
See the flyer for details and save the date!
To help cut energy costs, Q Gardens is planning a small, water-well windmill that will water the organic garden. This campaign officially kicks off at the Open House. Help bring the windmill to Quilcene for this growing season! Enjoy refreshments and free garden tours too.
A Growing Movement:
Demonstration Garden Springs Up in Quilcene
Q Gardens quickly gaining momentum and community support in Quilcene
By Brenda Hanrahan, Peninsula Daily News
L-R: Anne Ricker, Anita McCue and Juanita Thomas are leading the way at Q Gardens, a new demonstration garden in Quilcene