Summer Reading: Gardening Programs

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  6/13/2013

Debbie GoodwinGardening in Central Oregon is not for the faint of heart. A short growing season, shabby soil and persistent (hungry) critters can discourage even the most ardent of gardeners. Deschutes Public Library has organized three programs by local and experienced experts to answer questions and give advice on how to make your garden more successful. The programs are part of Deschutes Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, the theme of which encourages people to dig in and discover what’s beneath the surface. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Give Your Landscape a Sustainable Makeover
June 17, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

July 2, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Deer Resistant Landscaping
June 19, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.
Sisters Library

Debbie Goodwin, a permaculture and garden designer, received her Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from OSU and has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University. Currently working at HeartSprings Design and Nursery Goodwin has taught landscape architecture at WSU and horticulture at Spokane Community College. During her presentations at the Downtown Bend and Redmond libraries Goodwin will discuss how to turn a labor- and resource-intensive landscape into a beautiful and bountiful place with relatively little work. “People can learn to harvest the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor simply by working with nature instead of trying to manipulate it,” says Goodwin.

Chris Hart-Henderson, landscape designer and owner of HeartSprings Design and Nursery, offers advice on planning and planting a deer-resistant landscape. Although deer will “sample” just about everything, Hart-Henderson will be discussing plants that are less attractive to deer.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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