August Digest – Here’s what is Happening

As I was preparing my outline for today’s this post, I realized the Tillamook Master Gardener Program is definitely ‘Happening’. Topics on the list began to grow, i.e. the Tillamook County Fair, Farmers Markets, plans for Fall Bulb and Garage Sale, Ask a Master Gardener, Classes and more, –hence our ‘August Digest’ follows.


‘Time to Shine’ – Visit us at the Learning Garden during the Tillamook County Fair. The Fair opens on Wednesday, August 11 and runs through Saturday, August 14. Master Gardeners will host visitors to the garden showcasing our hoop house where demonstrations will be held throughout the Fair. Enjoy the dahlia bed, vegetable garden, native plantings and much more.


Farmers’ Markets – Master Gardeners will be at Neskowin Farmers Market on August 14, 9am – 1pm, Manzanita Farmers Market on Friday, August 20, 4pm – 7pm, Tillamook Farmers Market on Saturday, August 28, 9am – 2pm and Pacific City Farmers Market on September 5, 10am – 2pm. If you have a questions, problem or just want to talk ‘dirt’, stop by. You can also submit your question and upload photos of the problem via our ASK A MASTER GARDENER link.


Fall Bulb and Garden Garage Sale – Plans are in the works for a Fall Bulb and Garden Garage Sale at the Learning Garden (weather permitting, otherwise at the 4-H dorm) on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Check our website as they are finalized. Not having a Plant Sale in 2020 as well as a scaled down sale in 2021, I can guarantee there will be plenty of garden related items available at the garage sale. We’ve been saving our best bargains. It will also be a perfect time to buy your spring bulbs for planting.


Online Classes – OSU Growing Oregon Gardeners – Level Up Series is available on a variety of topics. These monthly ZOOM presentations are free to the public and continue through November, 2021. If you cannot view them live, OSU records them for later viewing. A full list of the series can be found on our Resources page. You may want to bookmark our Calendar for a complete schedule of our events, classes and activities. Be sure to stay tuned as registration will be open this fall for the 2022 OSU Master Gardener Program TM training.


TCMGA Donation Options – Tillamook Master Gardener Association accepts donations from the public to pursue our community horticultural education mission. In addition to specific funds, the public can now donate to us through the Amazon Smile and the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Details and additional information can be found at Donate to TCMGA. We sincerely appreciate your support of our activities and outreach to the local community.


Garden Calendars – Lastly (for now at least) make a bookmark for quick access to the OSU Monthly Garden Calendars. These are excellent guides to monthly clean up, what to plant, what to prune, in the Oregon home gardens.


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Happy Gardening & we’ll see you at the Fair!

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