Thursday, 13 June 2024

Co-op April meeting will focus on building good soil

Fran Ransley (right) shows off some lovely winter greens during the Lake Co Community Co-op's free home gardening talk and tour. Photo by Lori Patotzka.

LOWER LAKE – Building a home garden was the main focus at the Lake County Community Co-op's monthly general meeting for members and the public on Saturday, March 14.

Fran Ransley, Lake County Co-op member and volunteer, shared her gardening experience, tips and stories with a group of more than 20 enraptured listeners who attended from around the county.

Participants shared their own gardening tips as well and others took home ideas on how to start their own garden, raised bed and container gardening, and dealing with non-human garden critters who also have a taste for fine dining.

It was a mostly sunny but chilly March morning, but those who came out for this free talk and garden tour went home enriched with new ideas to perhaps start their own garden this spring.

The group’s April 11 meeting will take place at Barber’s Country Farm in Kelseyville, where we will focus on learning about building good soil for gardens and planters and tour their fabulous greenhouses. The public is welcome to attend so watch in the future for more information.

Celebrating over one year in community, the Lake County Community Cooperative envisions cultivating an evolving community by nurturing values of social, economic and environmental responsibility.

The co-op wishes to support our local farmers and producers and provide a forum for community activities. For more information or to become a member of the LCCC, follow the links at or call 707-993-4270.



Local County residents tour Fran Ransley's winter garden. Photo by Lori Patotzka.



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