Free tours are offered annually by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team in collaboration with Bountiful Backyard.
The tours feature stops at residential and community gardens where the gardeners exhibit their work. Questions are encouraged.
Walking Tour #1
Tuesday, August 8, 6-8 pm,
starting at the corner of SE Stone St.
and Alexander Ave. in Corvallis.
Walking Tour #2
Tuesday, August 15 6-8 pm
starting at 1420 SW Jefferson Way in Corvallis
(behind Oregon State University’s
Saturday, August 12, 9 am-12 noon
starting at the corner of Vincent St. and Robb Place in Philomath
*Helmets are required for children under 16 years of age (and advised for everyone else).
See you there!
I have planted vines and orchard trees;
And in the heat of the day,
Climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
-- Wendell Berry
How to Keep your
Vegetables Cool on Very Hot Days
The temperatures this week are very high, even for your sun-loving vegetables like
tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn, melons and squash that like weather in the 80s and 90s – not the 100s. For your cooler weather vegetables the weather will be brutal. How do you sustain your garden?
· Water as often as your plants need it (put your finger down in the soil until you feel dampness to determine need).
· Water early in the morning unless young plants need an extra watering at night.
· Mulch, mulch, mulch with straw, pine needles, leaves and grass clippings. Lay it on thick; your plants will love you for it.