Tickets on sale for garden lecture series

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Tickets are on sale now for the Jefferson County Master Gardeners’ 15th annual Yard & Garden Lecture Series, which will have as its grand finale a lecture by Graham Kerr of “Galloping Gourmet” fame.

The 2013 lecture series will be from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday from Jan. 5 to Feb. 9.

It will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., which will provide additional parking
and seating.

Advance tickets for all six lectures are $45 and can be purchased until Wednesday at Henery’s Garden Center, 406 Benedict St., Port Townsend.

Tickets also can be purchased by filling out a registration form at and sending it with a check with your name, address and number of tickets desired made payable to the JCMG Foundation, P.O. Box 502, Chimacum, WA 98325.

A la carte tickets will be available for $10 at the door for each lecture if seats are available.

This year’s experts will focus on growing food from the ground up, extending the seasons, managing water and reaping all the benefits of gardening.

In addition, Jefferson County Master Gardeners will appear before and after the presentation and during the break to answer gardening questions.

Kerr, who lives in Camano Island, will wrap up the series on Feb. 9 with “The American Dream Meets the American Ethic in the American Garden.”

Kerr’s lecture will focus on helping those who want to make healthy, creative lifestyle changes and increase their consumption of local edible plants and seafood.

The lectures are sponsored by WSU Jefferson County Extension and the Master Gardener Foundation.

Here’s the schedule:

-- Jan. 5: “The Geography of Food & Origins of Agriculture” by Washington State University Jefferson County Extension Director Laura Lewis.

She will focus on the history and origins of food grown in the Pacific Northwest.

-- Jan.12: A soil management talk by WSU soil science professor Craig Cogger.

-- Jan. 19: WSU professor Carol Miles will speak about how tunnels and cold frames can enhance vegetable production.

-- Jan. 26: Midori Farms owners Colby and Hanako Myers will discuss “Vegetable Gardening Near the Salish Sea.”

-- Feb. 2: Master Gardener and business owner Jeff Thompson will talk about irrigation methods.

-- Feb. 9: Kerr’s presentation, “The American Dream Meets the American Ethic in the American Garden.”

For more information about Kerr, see

For more information about the lecture series, see or phone 360-732-4097 or 360-385-3478.

Last modified: December 27. 2012 6:17PM
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