Time: June 29, 2013 from 10:30am to 12pm
Location: Cloud Mountain Farm Center
Street: 6906 Goodwin Road
Website or Map: http://www.cloudmountainfarmc…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Lori Polevoi
Latest Activity: May 23, 2013
It’s possible to grow and harvest vegetables almost year around in the Northwest. The peak of summer is the best time to plan and plant a winter garden. Join us for a discussion on the types of plants to grow, special fertility and soil requirements for winter gardening, and use of cloches and frost blankets to extend harvest.
Cloud Mountain is a nonprofit community farm and education center in Everson, Wash. Created in 2011, after 33 years as a working farm, Cloud Mountain expands Whatcom County’s food system by training individuals who wish to learn the business and agricultural skills needed to succeed in today’s farming environment. Cloud Mountain continues to sell fruit and ornamental plants to the public at its nursery, located on the 20-acre farm at 6906 Goodwin Road. Proceeds support paid internships for aspiring farmers and nearly two dozen workshops offered free of charge to farmers and home gardeners. Additionally, Cloud Mountain continues to operate as a working farm and conducts field trials on a variety of fruits and vegetables in partnership with Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State University Extension, Community Food Co-op, and Whatcom Community Foundation. Seasonal fruits and vegetables grown at Cloud Mountain are available at the farm center’s on-site produce stand, as well as at Bellingham Farmers Market. Hours are seasonal. Through June they are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.