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Bitterroot Gardening Month by Month

In collaboration with Green Thumbs up and O'Hara Commons we are offering a monthly gardening focused meet up.  For the novice or the expert who just loves to share their passion for gardening, this monthly lunchtime gathering will provide hands on educational activities focused on seasonally appropriate topics.  Participants will receive 10% off featured gardening books when purchased at Chapter One or ordered at monthly meetings. Meet ups will include a gardening clinic provided by local experts to help identify pests, pathogens and other garden ailments that might occur throughout the year.  Suggested donation $5 to cover materials.  Unless otherwise noted gardeners will meet at Flora + Fauna (222 Main St) at noon the first Wednesday of each month.  

Upcoming lunchtime meet ups:

February 1: Seed Starting and Ordering.  We will discuss garden planning, seed ordering and starting plants for the coming season.   Featured books: Gardening Week by Week

March 1: Pruning.  We will explore our urban forest while we learn about appropriate timing and techniques for pruning trees and shrubs.  Pick up a soil test for next months garden prep planning.  Featured books: DK Guide to Pruning and Training and The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

April 5: Garden Prep, Vegetables and Herbs.  We will discuss prepping your garden for a successful growing season including preparing soil, fertilization, hardening off and transplanting potted plants.  Featured books: Organic Gardening in Cold Climates

Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook: Perfectly Timed Gardening for Your Most Bountiful Harvest Ever By Jennifer Kujawski, Ron Kujawski Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603426947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - January 8th, 2011

Pruning and Training, Revised New Edition: What, When, and How to Prune By DK Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465457608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK - March 7th, 2017

Organic Gardening in Cold Climates By Sandra Perrin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780878424511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountain Press Publishing Company - June 15th, 2002

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition By Tracy DiSabato-Aust Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604697070
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 days.
Published: Timber Press - February 22nd, 2017