Potato Dig SET FOR SEPT. 16 More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

  • Thu Sep 6th, 2018 2:40pm
  • News

Yes, we have been having a lot of fun, but we are not monkeys. We are Friends of Hoko River State Park (FHRSP), a project of the Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions.

We are working to preserve John Cowan’s Heritage site, with a Heritage Garden, renewed Pioneer Orchard (grafts from homesteads) and demonstration plots to experiment with crops and promote sustainable food supply.

Yes, we are busy and have lots of fun!

The Little Hoko River Trail is enjoyable for many reasons, particularly its flat grade and rainforest vistas and wildlife.

We are planning for kayak launch sites, flora mapping of the forest adjacent to the DNR Olympic Experimental Forest with GPS, bike trails, surfer parking, root cellar and greenhouse designs, construction and more.

Bring your ideas to the 2018 Potato Dig and Seed Swap.

You’ll also find out about Hugelkultur!

In addition to digging potatoes and swapping seeds, there will be a dedication and description of the Pioneer Orchard, plus a board meeting. We need board members, as well as volunteers and project team leaders.

This event in this wonderful location offers an opportunity for longtime local folks, new local folks and visitors to share time and space, ideas and perspectives, collaborate on community improvements, develop more locally grown foods and honor elders and wisdom of the past.

Round up some friends and family to share this event.

Come on by Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Make it a volunteer weekend by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday. Visit www.coast savers.org for information.

John Cowan wanted his work and place to represent the best of the West End. Join us.

­— Roy Morris, Sekiu, Friends of Hoko River State Park