Farm Tours: Get to Know Our Island Farmers

Farm Tours: Get to Know Our Island Farmers Second and Fourth Sundays in July, August, and September (except where noted) 10 a.m. to noon • Free July 27 – (Wednesday) Bainbridge Island Farms: U-pick raspberries & dahlias amidst corn fields & Christmas tree groves (5-7 PM) July 31 (Fifth Sunday) – Bainbridge Blueberry Company: U-pick blueberries & dahlias, teas, picnic area August 14 – Butler Green Farms: Greenhouse-growing on T&C Market founders’ historic Middlefield Farm August 28 – Laughing Crow Farm: Horse-powered, historic land full of produce & vineyards September 11 – Peaceful Morning Farm: All volunteer farm, growing food exclusively for food banks September 25 – Vireo Farm: Hydroponic produce farm, native plants restoration Venues subject to change. Registration is required. Please sign up and get details at https://bit.ly/Farmtrips Presented in parnership by Veg Club, the Bainbridge Prepares Food Resiliency Team and the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.    

Master Gardener Clinic

Have a gardening question?  Washington State University’s Extension Office Master Gardeners will offer weekly clinics on Thursday afternoons at the library.  Master Gardeners use science-based resources to answer questions about organic gardening practices, youth gardening, water quality, landscaping septic systems, best landscape practices, plant selection and maintenance (right plant/right place), identification of plants, insects and weeds, IPM (Integrated Pest Management), environmental stewardship, native plants, and sustainability practices.

"Grocery Story" Discussion with Kitsap Community Food Co-op

Over 50% of the North American retail grocery sales is controlled by five corporations. Most of the food you buy in these stores is not locally produced and the profits generally leave the community. There’s a better way: food co-ops! Join Kitsap Community Food Co-op for a virtual book discussion of Jon Steinman’s Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants. Book is available in print and e-book formats through KRL.This discussion will take place over two sessions: June 8 (Chapters 1-4): The history of the grocery industry and how we got here June 22 (Chapters 5-end): A better way... food co-ops! Feel free to attend either or both sessions regardless of how much you've read.

Food Gardening for All Seasons

Local organic gardener Jean Schanen will share the basics of seasonal food gardening and how to grow thriving produce at all times of the year, with emphasis on summer planting for fall and winter crops. Attendees will leave with some basic materials to start planting at home. Free 2-3 hour parking is available on-street on 4th and 5th Streets and Pacific and Park Aves. 

Make A Salad Bowl Garden

Make your own planter with fresh veggie starts and learn how to take care of it all summer long. Supplies provided. Dress to get messy! 
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