Thursday, May 28, 2009

WSU Master Gardeners Presents: A Tour of Clark County CSA Farms

WSU Master Gardener On the Road Tours
Tour of Clark County CSA Farms
Thursday, June 18, 2009
8:30 - 4 p.m.

This final "Master Gardeners on the road " tour of the year will give residents of Clark County an up close look at four farms and gardens that offer community supported agriculture memberships as a way to be self supporting.

WSU educators and the farmers themselves will provide commentary throughout the tour.

The $35 registration fee includes a catered luncheon prepared from local ingredients by Anna Petruolo of "A Dinner Together".

Registration for the tour can be made online at:

Please call Carolyn Gordon with any registration questions at:
360-397-6060 X7718.

The four tours stops include:

Garden Delights is a Brush Prairie farm run by a mother-daughter team who enjoy working in the gardens and flower beds, then sharing delightful edibles and crafts with you. They feature dried herbs and flowers grown without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Wisteria Gardens: is a picturesque small family farm nestled on 20 acres of gently rolling meadows and groves of shady trees. Guests will enjoy strolling around the formal farmhouse landscape, visiting the peacocks in the cottage garden and relaxing in the shelter of the park pavilion.

Rosemattels CSA Farm located in Vancouver has had such success that they have expanded to a second growing field in Felida. The tour will enjoy a catered luncheon while exploring the vegetable beds and learning about how to run a CSA.

NW Organic Farm: The owners purchased their farm in Ridgefield, and since no pesticides had ever been used on the land, were able to "go organic". Fortunately, organic farming was becoming more accepted commercially so they were able to start out right. No land reclamation or purification was needed. Their goal is to help the education of the consumer in any way they can.

Carolyn Gordon
WSU Extension Clark County
Master Gardener Coordinator
11104 NE 149th Street C-100
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
360-397-6060 X7718
FAX 360-397-6122

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