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Event Notice: Workshop on Gardening, Feb 6, 2016

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden, 2014

Community Garden, 2014

By Catherine Haug, January 30, 2016 (Photo, right, of the Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden, by Sally Finneran, Bigfork Eagle)

Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden presents:

  • What: Workshop on Gardening, with MonaRae Tuhy, Master Gardener
  • When: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 AM
  • Where: St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 30631 MT Hwy 209 , Bigfork MT; on corner of Hwy 209 and S. Ferndale Rd.
  • Who: Free and open to the public. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun workshop.
  • Contact: Michelle at 837-0982

About the event:

Our speaker will be MonaRae Tuhy, a 3rd Level Master Gardener and local expert on growing here in the Flathead. At this workshop we will learn:

  • Learn what to look for when ordering seeds from catalogs;
  • Address our optimum planting and maturity dates. What you read on the seed packet may not be the best directions for your garden area.
  • Learn how to make seed tapes, an easier way to plant your garden. Bring some of your own favorite seeds or we will have some available for your use.
  • By starting with your own seeds, you can be sure that your plants have been raised organically from first to last.

Bigfork Community Center Events for December, 2015

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

By Catherine Haug, Dec 5, 2015

The Bigfork Senior Center, at 639 Commerce St., across from the Bigfork Elementary School, is being revamped and reinvigorated as the Bigfork Community Center, with several interesting events planned for December (see below). Note that parking on the Center property is limited, but you can park on the street as long as you don’t block access to the school parking lots and busses. (more…)

Event Notice: Northwest Montana Beekeepers Group, Nov. 24, 2015

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


From Jason Moore, Polson, 10/27/15 (Photo, right, from Bug Guide (1))

Northwest Montana Beekeepers Group meets:

  • 4th Tuesday of each month, at 6:45pm; upcoming November meeting will be 11/24/15
  • Montana Co-op, at at 401 Main St, Polson. (SE corner of 4th ave. and Main st.)
  • potluck followed by a meet and greet.  Come with your ideas and questions.
  • Current and prospective beekeepers are welcome.

For more information, contact Jason Moore,, Montana Co-op,  35849 Mud Lake Trail, Polson, MT 59860.

On a related topic, see a 2010 posting about Flathead Beekeepers (2).


  2. Flathead Beekeepers Club (article):

Event Notice: Jeffrey Funk’s Annual Cider Press Event, Oct 10, 2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015
Jeffrey & Betsy Funk

Jeffrey & Betsy Funk

By Catherine Haug, October 5, 2015 (Photo, right, by J. Helps, 2010)

Although ESP is no longer holding our annual Tamarack Time! Cider Press event (because we can no longer use Jeffrey’s press), Jeffrey will be holding his own Annual Cider Press Event on Saturday Oct 10, 2015. You are all welcome to participate. Here’s the info:

  • When: Saturday, Oct 10, 2015, 11 AM and on
  • Where: 990 McCaffery Road, Bigfork, Montana, 59911
  • Contact Jeffrey: 406-837-4208 or metafunk (at) cyberport (dot) net [address disguised for security]

Here’s links to our documents about cider:

Montana Co-op’s Farmers Market, Thursdays beginning 5/21/15

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Catherine Haug, May 16, 2015

  • What: Montana Co-op’s Farmers Market (locally produced food and non-food items)
  • When: Thursdays, beginning May 21, 2015, 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Where: Polson HUB, 401 Main St., Polson MT; (406) 319-2000
    (will be outdoors if good weather; indoors if bad)
  • Who: Open to the public. Local farmers and producers invited to set up a table (cost of $5 per table); come at least 30 minutes early.
  • For more info: Contact Jason (406) 319-2000; and read on for more detail. See also


Event Notice: Workshop on Gardening with Bob Ford, Feb 28, 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden, 2014

Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden, 2014

By Cat, Feb 20, 2015 (Photo, right, by Sally Finneran of the Bigfork Eagle, used by permission)

  • What: Workshop on Gardening with Bob Ford, Uber Master Gardener; presented by Bigfork/Ferndale Community Garden
  • When: February 28, 2015, 10 AM
  • Where: St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of Hwy 209 and S. Ferndale (30631 MT Hwy 209), Bigfork MT; see LOCATION MAP. Please enter through the big red doors off the parking lot.
  • Who: Free and open to the public.
  • Contact:  Call Michelle at 871-3509 with any questions

Additional information: