Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's Killing My Garden???

The good folks over at Gardener's Supply Co. have just released a hosted web app that helps you identify the pest or disease that is killing your carrots and maiming your mallows. I took it for a test drive today and it's very simple to use and very informative...and FREE to use. Check it out for yourself:

Garden Pest Detective from Gardener's Supply

Salmon Creek Farmers' Market Opens Tomorrow!

It was a bit of a rocky road for the folks organizing this market, but they have persevered and the Salmon Creek Farmers' Market dream has become reality. Way to go!

July 15th

Market open on Thursdays 
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Conveniently located at the west end of NE 139th Street. 
On the north side and west side of the Three Creeks Library and Salmon Creek Fred Meyer.

Salmon Creek Farmers' Market Web Site

Food Preservation 101 Classes 7.22 - 8.19.2010

A series of classes covering the basics of food preservation will be taught in a series of six classes offered by WSU Clark County Extension.
The sessions are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education, 11104 N.E. 149th St.
“Stocking Your Pantry: Food Preservation 101” offers information on equipment needed to preserve food, where to get the equipment, and basic instructions on preserving foods.
Participants will get how-to materials, a resource list for obtaining equipment and supplies, a website list and a sample taste of products.
Participants can sign up for any of the classes ($20 each) or all six ($100). To register, call 360-397-6060. For information, go to
Topics and dates:
• Thursday — Canning fruits.
• July 22 — Jams and jellies (sugar and sugar-free.)
• July 29 — Safe food dehydration and freezing.
• Aug. 5 — Pickling and fermentation.
• Aug. 12 — Tomatoes and salsas.
• Aug. 19 — Pressure canning for meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.