Veteran Master Gardener and berry enthusiast, Jeanette Stehr-Green, instructs gardeners on growing strawberries Saturday, June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom. Submitted Photo

Veteran Master Gardener and berry enthusiast, Jeanette Stehr-Green, instructs gardeners on growing strawberries Saturday, June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom. Submitted Photo

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Davila Family Drive-through Dinner Fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser dinner of spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad, drive-thru by donation, Fundraiser for Maria Davila and Family, at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, Saturday, June 26, 4 – 6 p.m.

Self-Guided Tours Continue at Port Angeles Garden Site

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners are offering a third self-guided tour of the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles to continue to teach gardeners about vegetable gardening on the North Olympic Peninsula.

This third self-guided tour starts Saturday, June 12, at 328 E. Fifth Street. Ten new focus sites will be identified and flagged for two weeks.

Each site will mark what is happening (or should be happening) in local vegetable gardens in June. A cage of plastic netting will be erected as an example of excluding birds from ripening blueberries. Various examples of protecting growing tomatoes for successful vine-ripened harvests will be viewable throughout the many rentable plots, as well as, three in the Master Gardener plots.

The garden includes more than 50 individual 9-foot by 12-foot beds that are rented by community members and is open during daylight hours.

All sites will highlight: Which vegetables grow well in this climate; what needs to be done at this time in the vegetable garden; and what control measures exist for common pests and diseases.

Visitors are invited to pick up a tour sheet, locate the numerals and test their gardening knowledge.

Because the garden is ever-changing, it is possible that identified problems will be resolved before the tour is taken.

COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks, are encouraged while visiting the garden.

For more information about the self-guided garden tours, call 360-565-2679.

Digging Deeper Educational

Series: “Growing Strawberries on the North Olympic Peninsula” by Jeanette Stehr-Green

Veteran Master Gardener, Jeanette Stehr-Green will introduce growing strawberries locally on Saturday, June 19 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon via Zoom. With great enthusiasm, Stehr-Green will talk about selecting, planting, and caring for strawberries in a way that minimizes diseases, maximizes productivity, and extends the life of a strawberry patch. She will help local gardeners make sense of the general types of strawberries and identify varieties recommended for Western Washington so that gardeners and their families can enjoy fresh strawberries all summer long.

Stehr-Green will describe the ideal planting site, proper spacing, and planting technique for strawberries. She will describe seasonal care of strawberry plants, including post-harvest renovation of June-bearing strawberries and protection of strawberries over the winter. Stehr-Green will discuss how to recognize when a strawberry patch is no longer productive, and it is time to start a new patch in a new site.

Join this presentation by going to https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/ and selecting the Master Gardener Zoom Presentation Link. Or, by phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 992 9960 5492, Passcode: 463203.

Jeanette Stehr-Green has been a Master Gardener since 2003. She has provided many presentations to the public on gardening and contributes to Master Gardener newspaper columns in the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News. Jeanette appears on “Garden Talk” a live, hour-long monthly gardening show on KONP Radio with host/moderator Todd Ortloff.

Stehr-Green is a berry enthusiast who enjoys growing, picking, and eating berries and teaching others about growing berries and learning from their experiences. She has many years of experience growing berries on the North Olympic Peninsula and thinks all gardeners should consider growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries in their landscapes or gardens.

“Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community,” Focus of June 10

Studium Generale

Meredith Lancaster curated an art exhibition “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community” in 2018. The show explored how beauty is defined and represented within and outside one’s community. At Peninsula College’s June 10 Studium Generale event, she will reflect on the exhibit and engage in a Q and A and conversation with guests.

Organized by University of Oregon graduate and guest curator Lancaster, the exhibition investigated the politics of hair, racialized beauty standards, hair rituals, and the differences in expectations between men and women with regard to hair. Especially relevant in the current politically and culturally charged climate, and relevant to issues of access, equity and inclusion, “Don’t Touch My Hair” explored how beauty is defined and represented within and outside one’s community. Lancaster and a team of student collaborators invited students and student groups across the University of Oregon campus to participate in conversations about hair, both seen and unseen, as a site of resistance and affirmation.

Lancaster is a Southern California native who was raised by both the city of Los Angeles and the city of Chicago. She has a background in both art history and exhibition design. Her curatorial values focus on diversity, accessibility, and inclusion, particularly for people of color and women. She has held various positions at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon including Manager of Museum Studio and Special Projects and Assistant Curator. Her 2018 exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer titled, “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community” explored through words and photographic images how hair upholds and questions our sense of otherness and autonomy.

Currently, she is working as a freelance curator in Los Angeles and developing exhibitions with local artists while also earning a second master’s degree in library and information sciences.

This Studium Generale is co-sponsored by The House of Learning, PC Longhouse.

Join the presentation using the following Zoom link https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652. Meeting ID: 896 1607 5652