Work to Learn Party scheduled for Saturday

SEQUIM – The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites the community to its Work to Learn Party presentation on efficient drip irrigation with Dona Brock at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The presentation will take place in the Terrace Garden of the Carrie Blake Community Park.

This lecture introduces the typical home gardener to the use of drip irrigation to water plants during the dry summer months.

Brock will explain the principles, design, installation materials and demonstrate the existing irrigation installed in the terrace garden.

Practical application

Brock and her husband retired to Sequim nearly 20 years ago and spent nearly 10 years as master gardeners.

Coming from a science and software technology background, she had to teach herself how to install the drip on their one-acre property, so she knows it’s hard to get started.

That 18-year-old irrigation system she installed still works with small tweaks for the garden’s aging and new features.

Labor Days for Learning is an opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to volunteer together to cultivate what makes the community distinctive and thriving.

Attendees are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, tools, sunscreen and hats and come mingle with other members of the community dedicated to growing a botanical garden.

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner of the City of Sequim and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with practices research-based horticulture at the Garden Terrace near the Carrie Blake Community Park Bandstand.

Dona Brock in the garden with peony buds. (Leslie A Wright)

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