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Flying Blue Dog

Farm & Nursery

Willow Creek, Ca




1/23/10 Seed Starting Workshop At The Eureka Co-op

open to the general public from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come learn the secrets to successfully starting your own seeds, including soil preparation, heating, lighting and watering. 5 seed starting kits with seed packets will be raffled off.

1/28/10 The Sequoia Garden Club at The Eureka Woman's Club

open to the general public at 1531 J Street, Eureka Rita is speaking from 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Growing unusual plants in Humboldt County



2009 Events

5/23/09  Pierson’s Garden Center in Eureka

Open to the General Public

Information talk given by Rita on growing Heirloom Tomatoes in Coastal Climates. Handouts given, question and answer session, recommended containers, recommended soils and fertilizers

6/6/09 Propagation Workshop at Redwood Roots CSA Farm in Arcata

Open to the general public from 1pm - 4pm sliding scale donation of $5.00 - $20.00 is requested

A hands-on look at natures way of creating new plants from those around us. Discover the secrets of the seed and various techniques and timing of asexual propagation. Participants will go home with plants that they have propagated themselves.

6/13/09   Christa Sinadino’s Herbal Class Outing

Christa’s Students Only

A day at Flying Blue Dog Farm & Nursery, exploring the propagation and planting of medicinal plants


Eureka Coop Community Kitchen from 6:00 -7:30pm. Open to the public. Free.

We will discuss and demonstrate how to grow and use friendly medicinal herbs and simple ways to incorporate them into your life. We will cover the following: Seeding and transplanting, harvesting and drying, some simple ways of using them to benefit you, your family and even your pets health and well being. Some herbs to be covered include: Calendula, catnip, feverfew, spilanthes, echinacea, mint, gotu kola, milk thistle, some of those pesky weeds that seen to grow everywhere, and many more.


On the Waterfront in Eureka. Open to the public

Will be speaking about medicinal plants in the home garden, and at our booth we will also do container planting demonstrations in conjunction with Duncan McNeill from Kellogg's Garden Products.