NEHALEM — Registration is open for anyone who wants to join the Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s team of gardeners at Alder Creek Farm growing organic food for home and to share with the community.

The Community Garden focuses on organic, season-specific gardening in this unique North Coast climate. Register online at or call 503-368-3203.

• 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9: Free Orchard Pruning Workshop open to all community members 10 and older. Bring your gloves and your favorite pruner — we have loaner tools and gloves, too, if you need them — and join the group as we learn about pruning for maximum fruiting benefit with local arborist David Sipp of Ecologic Trees.

• 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 12: Winter Orchard Pruning Day for Community Garden Members. Come put your new pruning skills to use. The orchard at Alder Creek Farm has just about every fruit and berry imaginable, and it’s time to prune the blueberries, cane berries and more.

• 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 26: Garden Startup Day. Every Tuesday through October. Join our team and learn about organic gardening. Members work together on the land rather than individual plots. This is a great way to meet new people and provide healthy food for your family. To register, visit

Alder Creek Farm is at 35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem.

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