Saturday, June 15, 2013

JAPAN! and cool garden author here on Father's Day!

JAPAN! ku:nel magazine came to our home for an interview and photos of the goats, big garden and tiny home while they were in Portland. thank you to Yoko of Travel Portland for translating and to Sakiko and Joel of Courier Coffee for connecting us all. and Mamo for making delicious tea (and the garden special with me!)

Another link on ku:nel

On Father's Day Sunday (open normal hours), join us any time from 2 to 3pm or so to chat with Seattle author Bill Thorness.  He will be here to talk with you about year round organic gardening tips in our excellent maritime climate with his book, Cool Season Gardener.  A percentage of sales from his new book will benefit Oregon Tilth, whose Organic garden educator Colleen Lockovitch will also be on hand to talk with you. Come by with your questions!

He will also bring some show-and-tell season extension items and will have seeds, including "a whole lot of Black Spanish Radish to share (see previous post), but I’m also really getting into salsify, and my perennial stand of that is pumping out the seed like crazy, so expect some of that as well. And maybe even a few magic bean seeds (Painted Lady Scarlet Runner) if there are any kids in the audience." See Bill's garden blog for more posts.