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News Contact:
Nicole Cruz
Office of Communications and Community Relations
415.485.9648

Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden Plant Sale

KENTFIELD, CA—August 29, 2014—College of Marin’s Indian Valley Campus Organic Farm and Garden will host its autumn plant sale September 6, 7, and 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy free workshops, live music and family friendly activities. Seasonal produce, cut flowers, and fragrant and herbal crafts will be available for purchase. For more information or to volunteer contact Amy Ridout at (415) 720-2051.

Schedule of Activities

Planting the Autumn Garden and Food Forests
Saturday, September 6
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wendy Johnson will share how to prepare the soil, what to transplant and direct sow, and how to put the garden to rest for winter. Then, John Valenzuela will discuss how to establish an edible food forest with fruit trees and fruiting shrubs to grow an ecosystem of abundance. Wendy and John will lead participants through the tables identifying their favorite plants.

Rainwater Harvesting for your Garden
Saturday, September 6
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

In a drought year, learning how to capture precious rainfall when it falls has never been more important. Learn from Jesse Froehlich, of BlueBarrel Systems, the principles and practices of rainwater harvesting including how to size and site a rain catchment system for your home.

Fall Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 7
1p.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring the kids for a farm scavenger hunt, hopping races, face painting, bouquet making, and you-pick strawberries. Enjoy tastings of heirloom apple varieties, herbal teas, and more.

Strawberry Culture: How to Grow Delicious Berries
Saturday, September 13
11 a.m. – noon

Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in a garden. In this workshop Amy Ridout will explain best practices for growing these super-productive berries. Bundles of strawberry plants will be available for purchase this day only.

Students seeking special assistance to accomodate a disability may call the Student Affairs Office at 415.485.9376.

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