February 2012 Garden Discovery Day




At Garden Discovery day we tested soil pH, held 10-Minute University™ classes, and had fun, hands-on children’s activities.  All free for our community!


Kris and Louise setting up for the children corner.



Maryanne served hot coffee



Jeanne was testing soil.


Susan Lee was selling soil thermometers.

Saundra-Sue staffed the clinic. 


Judy helped sign i n clients at soil testing.

In all they saw 127 clients.


One of the hands-on exhibits for the children's corner.

Little hands loved the kids planting activities.


Reading to the children.



Exploring the magic of planting.






Snowdrops and Sedum were popular with the kids.



Brogan and his dad, Tyson take a break while mom listens to a 10-Minute University™ talk.



Dad with Hayden & Tyson

explore the magic of planting.



The older kids did a seed ID activity.



Checking things out before the talks begin.


Looking at the insect displays.


Jane answers questions after her talk.



Even the adults enjoyed the static displays.



pH Soil Testing tested 302 samples.


Dee and Glenn at work



This event is in it's 3 year. 



Some of the talks were standing room only.



Sherry holds the mike for Laura, while she

explains how to prune a perennial grass.



The Mason Bee class that Pat taught, audience members got to look up close at Bee samples.



Melody from CCGC was on hand to film a few spots for the public access channel.



Pat's talk on Mason Bees was filmed.



And the various steps of pH Soil Testing to.



Will and Maryann smile for the camera. 





all photos © s.andrews for the exclusive use of Clackamas County Master Gardeners