September 27, 2012

We are approaching the end of our gardening season, and there are a few photos that Okanogan Community Action would like to share which describe the end of the season projects.

Ten gardens were distributed throughout Okanogan County to families with children under 10. Many of these families had never gardened at all prior to the program, so it was a learning opportunity, and a chance to feel encouraged and successful in gardening. Each of these families now has a 8'x4' raised bed garden, some vegetables and seeds to harvest, and a little more experience for next year.

The objective of the Square Foot Garden Program is to introduce gardening concepts to people in a way that is accessible and basic. Concepts like, "how much can you fit in a square", and "plant for harvest", make gardening about how useful it can be for basic family use. The raised beds look organized, and are not intimidating for new gardeners. Plants grow, and people learn; and that's what OCCAC is interested in providing Okanogan County.

Square Foot Garden Outreach:

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