Anne, John, and Steve provided rain barrels for community members at the ranch yesterday. Anne puts her all into it! Photos by Denise Koroslev
The 8-part workshop series, "Living In Harmony With Nature," also known as "the permaculture series," started today. Master Gardener Marian Woodard instructed 18 participants, and her enthusiasm for her subject was contagious, as usual! To register for individual classes or to get more information on topics for the remaining 7 classes, go to www.sustainablecoco.org
Photos by Alison Clary
Another busy day at the ranch! Scout Joey Higgins and several members of his troop continue with their project behind the rock wall as part of Joey's final project before becoming an Eagle Scout. Today they put in posts for the stairway handrail (the top handle bar will be added later). Pictured below are Joey (in red plaid shirt) with his cohorts. Thank you!! The stairs and pathway help beautify the grounds, and the hand railing makes it more safe and accessible.
Photo by Alison Clary
Fresh fruit off your tree is so much better than what you find in stores! The best time to plant fruit trees and berries is in January and February, when nurseries have the best selection of bare root plants. Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn't keep them small). We will also touch on berries and go over differences in planting blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Instructor: Helen Erickson
Eagle Scout Joey Higgins and his troop installed new stairs behind the display case and path above the rock wall. Railings for both stairs will be completed in a few weeks. It looks great and makes this area much more attractive and accessible. Many thanks to Joey and his troop!
Photo by Denise Koroslev
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