New Rules for Garden Users and Visitors Spring 2020

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.

Solstice Barbecue In The Garden

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 for more.
Contact: Anne Ricker 360-765-4447 or 360-774-0465 if you have questions.

Spring get together

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