Selinda Barkhuis displays Himrod and Einset grapes grown on her city lot in central Port Angeles. (Betty Harriman)

Selinda Barkhuis displays Himrod and Einset grapes grown on her city lot in central Port Angeles. (Betty Harriman)

Barkhuis spotlights ‘Table Grapes’ at next Green Thumb talk

PORT ANGELES — Selinda Barkhuis will present information on two varietals of grapes intended for consumption while fresh — as opposed to grapes grown for wine production, juice production or for drying into raisins — during a lecture at noon Thursday.

“Table Grapes” will be presented in the county commissioners’ meeting room (Room 160) of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

This presentation, part of the Green Thumb Gardening Tips Education Series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners, is free and open to the public; however, donations to help offset costs are accepted and appreciated.

Barkhuis will review her experience growing Himrod and Einset grapes. She’ll share a collection of photographs and hopes to present actual table grapes picked fresh from the vine.

She also will discuss considerations for selecting the location and support system for planting grapes and provide tips on how to keep grape vines pruned.

Barkhuis has grown table grapes for several years on her city lot in central Port Angeles where she uses intensive organic gardening techniques to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Her property was featured in the 2012 Master Gardeners Petals & Pathway Garden Tour and she has been a regular presenter of the Green Thumb Gardening Tips Education Series on a wide variety of gardening topics since then.

Green Thumb presentations are from noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday each month (except November, December and January, when one presentation is offered).

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

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