RAYMOND - In keeping with the national tsunami of interest in home vegetable gardening, WSU Master Gardeners will conduct he second in a series of "edible gardening" workshops next month in Raymond on Saturday, June 5 and in Elma on June 12. Over 140 people attended the first workshops, held earlier this spring. The classes are free of charge, and run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Highlights of the class include successfully growing tomatoes in a coastal climate, organic gardening, integrated pest management, watering and fertilizing plants for maximum yields, and weed management, including the use of plastic mulches.

The workshop in Raymond will be conducted at the Grays Harbor College Riverview campus. The workshop in Elma will be conducted in the Dog Barn at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. To reserve a space at either workshop, contact Mary Shane at 360-249-4125 or e-mail her at master_gardener_ghpc @yahoo.com. Because of the popularity of this series, registration is strongly encouraged to assure a seat in the class.

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