Grow plants earlier, grow them later, grow them year round, grow plants that like it warmer, avoid certain diseases – there are lots of reasons why you might be interested in using low or high tunnels in your garden or orchard. Mark and Patricia Lovejoy, co-owners of Garden Treasures Nursery and Organic Farm in Arlington Washington, will focus on how to construct high and low tunnels economically and the nuts and bolts of doing so. They will also cover how to use them to grow low bearing fruit such as tomatoes, melons, blueberries and strawberries among others.
Mark, a life long resident of Arlington and Patricia who originates from Mexico, together with their family and farm staff run the business which also includes a 20 week CSA. In order to extend the growing season here in Western Washington, they utilize a series of high and low tunnels for growing many of their varieties. They have been featured speakers on this topic in the past.
This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society is Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.