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By Tammy Jordan
Contributing Writer 

Lincoln Community Garden to host seed exchange & educational program

 

March 18, 2021

Roger Dey

The Lincoln Community Garden is sponsoring a seed exchange and educational programming event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at Valler's Heritage House. The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

Jean Pocha, from Ovando will be leading the seed exchange and discussing the basics of saving seeds. Jean has been gardening in the Blackfoot Valley for many years and is eager to share her knowledge with other gardeners in the area. Please bring seeds you have to trade or exchange and a list of seeds you need.

The Community Garden, in collaboration with the Lewis & Clark Library - Lincoln Branch and Heritage House are looking to also start a seed bank, which could be utilized by members of the community.

Connor Mertz, a Resource Technician for the Lewis and Clark Conservation District will also be in attendance to talk about the Conservation District's Pollinator Initiative and distribute FREE wildflower seed mix to landowners to plant pollinator plots. Each mix offers a variety of wildflowers and grasses selected to provide a food source and habitat for the native pollinators in our area.

While this is an initial and informal class and gathering, the Community Garden is also seeking input from gardeners in the area for future class topics and discussions. Additionally, the Community garden still has some outdoor plots available for the coming season. If interested or for more information on the upcoming event, please contact Tammy at: [email protected] or 406-633-0073.

 

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