Sally Tysver, Class of 1991, the longest-serving Clallam County Master Gardener is pictured with fellow Master Gardener, Barbara Heckard, class of 2013. Sally is celebrating 30 years of service to the community this year.

Sally Tysver, Class of 1991, the longest-serving Clallam County Master Gardener is pictured with fellow Master Gardener, Barbara Heckard, class of 2013. Sally is celebrating 30 years of service to the community this year.

Community Announcements

  • Thu Aug 12th, 2021 1:56pm
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KINSHIP CAREGIVER MONEY AVAILABLE

Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild, an aunt, uncle or cousin raising related children or a brother or sister raising siblings? Do you need funding for this child’s bed, a utility bill, counseling, food, clothes or transportation?

Kinship Caregiver Support Program provides financial assistance for grandparents and other relatives as parents. Call Susie at 374-9496 to schedule an appointment for an interview.

Mt. Olympus Lodge #298 is holding a Beef Raffle and Rifle Raffle

MINI BEEF SIDE 75 lbs

4 T-Bone Steaks

4 Chuck Eye Steaks

4 Porterhouse Steaks

4 New York Steaks

4 Top Round Steaks

2 Sirloin Steaks

4 Top Sirloin Steaks

2 Cross-Rib Roast

30 lbs. Lean Ground Beef-

(Patties or bulk)

The Lodge is also raffling at the same time a 6.5 Creedmore.

Ticket Prices are; $5 each. Date of Drawing; Oct. 6, 2021, at 7 p.m., at the Lodge on Division Street in Forks.

Proceeds to benefit the Masonic Fund. You do not need to be present to win.

For tickets call Bob at 360-461-8164

Esther Chapter #19

OES Raffle

Esther Chapter #19 is offering a Cash Prize Raffle. The first prize is $500 and the second prize is $250. Ticket donation is $5 per ticket. The Raffle is limited to 1,000 tickets. Drawing to be held on March 7, 2022. Winner need not be present to win. Call 360-461-8164 for tickets.

Master Gardeners Schedule Second Saturday Walk #2

WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardeners have scheduled another in-person monthly Second Saturday Walk on Aug. 14 from 10 -11:30 a.m. This is another wonderful opportunity to share gardening information from seasoned vegetable gardeners as they tour the garden discussing various garden successes and difficulties.

Walks focus on what is happening (or should be happening) in the vegetable garden each month and will highlight

• What vegetables grow well in our climate,

• What needs to be done in the vegetable garden, and

• What control measures exist for common pests and diseases.

Some topics for August include powdery mildew issues, harvesting onions, and identifying and dealing with some common tomato problems.

The Fifth Street Community Garden is located at 328 E. Fifth Street in Port Angeles just off Peabody across from City Hall. Walks are free and open to the public and take place rain or shine. For more information about the Second Saturday Walks call 360-565-2679.

“Identifying Eggs and Juvenile Forms of Beetles and Other Insect in Your Garden” by Laurel Moulton

Thursday, August 12, 2021

As gardeners, we love to see beetles scurrying over the ground and bees visiting flowers. Although we most often notice the adult forms of insects, these creatures spend most of their lives as juveniles that are more difficult to notice, and even more difficult to identify. In part two of this two-part series, Laurel Moulton, Program Coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners, will take us on a journey through the secret lives of young insects in the garden with a focus on grubs, the juvenile forms of beetles, and other juvenile insects that may look a little more complex. Part one focused on juvenile butterflies, moths, flies, and other insects that are referred to as worms, caterpillars, or maggots when they are young and is available on the WSU Clallam County Extension website for those who missed it. This presentation can be accessed on Zoom, Thursday, Aug. 12, from noon to 1 p.m.

Participants will come away knowing a little more about the cryptic life stages of insects, where to find keys to identify them, and what some common ones are in the garden. To join online, visit the WSU Clallam County Extension website for the Zoom link: https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/. A recording for later viewing may also be found on the website.

Laurel Moulton has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and received her master’s degree in Horticulture with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University in 2011.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. All presentations will be by Zoom through the end of 2021. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming events. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

40th Anniversary of the Master Gardener Program in Clallam County

The Clallam County Master Gardener Program is celebrating its 40th Birthday in 2021! Retired Clallam County Master Gardener volunteers are invited to join the celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Interested parties should contact Laurel Moulton, at 360-565-2679 or by email [email protected] for more information about attending or sharing memories to incorporate in the celebration.

Over the past 40 years, more than 700 Clallam County gardeners have finished the rigorous training class and gone on to serve the communities sustainable gardening needs. The current roster of 133 volunteers includes 29 members of the class of 2021, and the longest-serving active volunteer, Sally Tysver, hailing from the class of 1991. The Master Gardener training class for new volunteers is currently offered in alternate years, with the next class scheduled for the winter of 2023.

Over 40 years the Clallam County Master Gardeners have evolved from answering plant questions to owning a demonstration garden and offering regular educational garden walks and an annual garden tour. Master Gardener volunteers offer lectures, workshops and demonstrations on topics as diverse as growing food, gardening in the time of climate change, protecting pollinators, soil health, water conservation, wildfire preparedness, and introducing new food and ornamental plant varieties that stretch our local growing knowledge. Master Gardeners visit every 2nd-grade classroom in the county each year to teach about plants, facilitate the garden club at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club, and collaborate with 4H to offer a 4H Garden Club. The Plant Answer Clinic, the longest-running service offered by the Clallam County Master Gardeners, has changed with the times and is now offered online as well as in person. Much has changed over 40 years!

The Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program started in Pierce and King Counties in 1972 in response to the increasing interest in home gardening in western Washington. The Clallam County Master Gardener Program started in 1981, less than 10 years later. In the years since, the program has been implemented throughout the US and Canada, and even as far as South Korea to help communities garden in a more sustainable manner. Clallam County Master Gardeners look forward to serving the community’s garden needs for years to come.