The Whidbey Island Conservation District has invited Island County Master Gardeners to help celebrate ‘Orca Recovery Day’ on October 15th by organizing an event at Greenbank Farm. Following a 2 hour volunteer work party to maintain the Greenbank Farm raingarden, Island County Master Gardeners will be giving 10-15 minute talks on several sustainable gardening practices. A clinic table will also be available during this event to answer any gardening questions that the community may have.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd, Greenbank, WA, 98253
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Master Gardener Clinic
12:00 PM – 2 PM: Raingarden Maintenance
Whidbey Island Conservation District volunteer cleanup of the Greenbank Farm raingarden that is located next to the playground. Master Gardeners will loan shovels, rakes and hand tools to help with the cleanup. Volunteers are invited to bring their favorite garden tools.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
Island County Master Gardeners present sustainable gardening practices.
Whidbey Island geology
Yard of the month 50 years ago vs. today
Sustainable Gardening Practices Support Orca Health
Water Quality – Rain Garden
Water Conservation – SIP, Rain Barrel
Using Native Plants
Fertilizers and Pesticides
Healthy soil and compost
Homegrown National Park Concept