March 14, 2018 Newsletter
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Who's Ready to Garden? 
Seed handout this Saturday, March 17th!
a note from Chad Darby, Director
I am so excited about this coming gardening season.  We have some amazing offerings this year for your garden so I hope those who gardened last year will support us again, and those who were thinking about it will join in the fun.

First and foremost - details on the annual seed handout:
When:    Saturday, March 17
               11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:   17660 SW Shawnee Trail, Tualatin, OR

Here are some of the items we'll have available:
  • Potatoes:  Adirondack blue seed potatoes (blue all the way through - a very nutritious potato)
  • Onions:  
    • Walla Walla Sweet onion starts 
      (short storing sweet onion)
    • Redwing onion starts
      (long storing red onion)
    • Ringmaster onion starts
      (medium storing white onion)
  • Cucumbers:
    • Suyo Long (very long thin cucumber)
    • Lemon cucumber (round, yellow heirloom cucumber)
  • Squash:
    • Yellow Crookneck
    • Black Beauty Zucchini
    • Tuffy Acorn 
  • Beans:  Provider Bush Beans (very prolific green bean)
  • Snow Peas:  Avalanche
  • Carrots:  Royal Chantenay (I had some that were almost 3 inches wide last year!)
We also have a very well stocked seed library if you want to grow something unusual (Okra anyone?)

Our annual plant handout is coming up in May, and we will have an amazing array of plants for you this year thanks to the students at MITCH Charter School and the seniors at Brookdale River Valley Tualatin. 

We'll have something for everyone, including lots of new offerings for this year. Please join in this worthy cause and together let's beat our donation total of 3,800 lbs last year!

Seeds and starts are free in exchange for your pledge to donate 20% of the produce.
Save the Date - Plant Handout!
Sunday, May 6 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mitch Charter School
19550 SW 90th Ct., Tualatin

Free plants in exchange for your pledge to donate 20% of the produce. 
Mitch Charter School students and residents of Brookdale River Valley Tualatin Senior Living have been busy planting seed starts that will be ready for your garden in May.  Here are some of the plant varieties that we will have available.  
  • Black plum tomato (great heirloom sauce tomato without the blossom end rot, very prolific)
  • Nebraska wedding tomato (an orange heirloom tomato great for slicing)
  • Sungold tomato (delicious orange-yellow cherry)
  • Cuore di Bue tomato (very early red tomato)
  • Black cherry tomato (very prolific and delicious reddish clack heirloom cherry, high in nutrition)
  • Paul Robeson tomato (reddish brown heirloom with an award winning flavor)
  • Cherokee Purple tomato (delicious heirloom, very nutritious, great slicer for those BLTs)
  • Caitlin's Lucky Stripe tomato (an heirloom with stripes!)
  • Ancho Gigantea pepper (large poblano pepper, low heat)
  • Beaver Dam pepper (large red Hungarian pepper, medium heat)
  • Toll's Sweet Italian pepper (large, sweet pepper, no heat)
  • Early Jalapeño (small hot pepper)
We'll also have Zinnia's - plant these for more squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes because bumblebees love them!  In addition, Sweet basil, Greek Oregano, Garlic Chives and Garden Thyme will be available for your herb garden.

You probably won't find most of these at your local nursery.  We choose plants that grow well in the area, and are also high in nutritional content. As you can see, we'll have something for everyone, including lots of new offerings for this year.  
Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) is an organization of neighbors gardening to raise fresh produce for local families in need of food support.  We provide plants, seeds, instruction and site consultations in exchange for 20% of the produce raised.
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17660 SW Shawnee Trail, Tualatin, OR 97062

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