Hildaberry Permaculture Farm & Nursery Spring Newsletter 2023
In 2021 we applied for three planned conservation practices through the USDA, including a high tunnel, rainwater collection system, and pollinator hedgerow plantings and we were chosen to receive the grant for all three projects!!! Last July, we broke ground on the first project, the high tunnel, and we were able to complete it by October. We are beyond excited to be able to extend our growing season in the spring and fall and for our vegetable production to be less susceptible to the ever changing and rather unpredictable weather. This years planned conservation project is our pollinator hedgerow. We have been planting starts and propagating various native varieties to bring even more bees, butterflies, beetles, flies, wasps and birds to the farm. We are so grateful to have received funding to help us implement environmentally conscious practices that will contribute to our farm’s ecosystem health and lessen our overall impact on the environment. Stay tuned!
Besides the addition of the high tunnel, we have also prepared five new beds for this growing season. This will allow us to grow more of the staples that everybody loves. Also, in addition to our CSA, we have plans to offer produce to the general public this year. We have some very exciting news on the way, look for those announcements in our summer newsletter!
If you haven't visited our website lately, please go to our nursery page to view all of the vegetables, edibles, annual flowers, and perennials that are or will be available to purchase soon. We are making great strides in increasing our plant inventory each year with the goal of providing a reliable source of interesting and hardy plants to our community. You can find our plants for sale at The Real Deahl Gift Store at 254 N. Columbia River Highway in St. Helens.
Looking to the future, we hope to provide wholesale plants to landscapers and landscape designers. We are working towards having a wholesale availability list, with access to purchase plants directly from our farm. If you are a landscaper or landscape designer, or know someone who is, we would love to collaborate and grow specific plants for your needs. Please contact us - we would love to hear from you!
Save the date!
Below are confirmed events that we will be attending this season. Set a reminder in your calendar so you don't miss these two opportunities to support the farm, say hello to us, and take home some amazing plants. We hope to see you there!
Mother's Day Plant Event at The Real Deahl
On May 13th we will be on location at The Real Deahl Gift Store from 10am to 3pm. We will be available to help you pick out plants and to answer gardening questions. Visit our Facebook event page for more details.
Tomato varieties available on May 13th (Click on photos to learn more about each variety)
Pepper varieties available on May 13th (Click on photos to learn more about each variety)
Columbia County Home and Garden Show
On May 20th and 21st, we will also be selling plants at the 2023 Columbia County Home and Garden Show. Saturday, May 20th, the show will be from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday, May 21st, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please save the date and come out and see us.
Last, we had so much fun with last year's $50 plant give away, that we have decided to do it again. Details will be announced on social media soon, so if you don't already follow us, you're going to want to do so now on Facebook and Instagram.
Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or would love to see a specific variety of plant available locally. We love getting feedback from you and enjoy making your plant dreams a reality.
Happy Spring and Happy Planting Neighbors!