Patti Bess: It’s time to get dirty and plant your garden

Janice Bedayn of Sierra Harvest and Suzanne Koliche.

On March 21, a radiantly sunny Saturday, friends and neighbors gathered, masked, at the home of David McKay and Suzanne Koliche in Nevada City. I also attended this first spring workshop offered by Sierra Harvest celebrating 100 gardens installed.

Edy Cassell, Coordinator of the Gardens and Gleaning programs for Sierra Harvest, led our class. The McKay’s garden was installed last July. In the fall David and Suzanne planted their first winter crops. Theirs was the 100th garden that Sierra Harvest installed.