Saturday, April 1 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room |

Learn tips and trick for growing vegetables in containers with the container gardening expert, Maggie Stuckey, on Saturday, April 1st at 2:00 PM in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Main Meeting Room.

If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or houseboat, you can still have a thriving garden of delicious edibles: vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers. Maggie Stuckey, author of The Bountiful Container, explains how in this free workshop. Maggie will describe the basics, answer your questions, and do a hands-on planting demonstration. Best of all, some lucky person will go home with the finished container garden.

About Maggie Stuckey: Maggie Stuckey is a writer who grows vegetables and cooks up a storm in her Portland, Oregon, home. The author of The Bountiful Container, Soup Night, and seven other books on gardening and horticulture, she is happiest when tending her vegetable garden and using the outcome to create new soups.

About The Bountiful Container: Called “the definitive work” on the topic by Sunset magazine and written by two seasoned container gardeners and writers, The Bountiful Container covers: vegetables including tomatoes (17 varieties) and peppers (19 varieties), butharicots verts, fava beans, Thumbelina carrots, Chioggia beets, and sugarsnap peas; herbs from basil to thyme, and including bay leaves, fennel, and saffron crocus; edible flowers such as begonias, calendula, pansies, violets, and roses; and, perhaps most surprising, fruits including apples, peaches, Meyer lemons, blueberries, currants, and figs. There are theme gardens (an Italian cook’s garden, a Four Seasons garden), lists of sources, and dozens of sidebars on everything from how to be a human honeybee to seeds that are All-America Selections.

For more information, please contact the library at 541-766-6793. A hearing loop system is available. If any member of the public has a disability and needs accommodations to attend this event, please call 541-766-6928, allowing 48 hours’ notice for this service.