BY LARRY MCCLURE
Mark May 5-6 on your gardening to-do list for an opportunity buy plants, pick up free seeds, learn how to grow them while also getting in the spring spirit with a free ukelele concert.
A traditional plant sale held by the Meals on Wheels folks each May at Van Raden Community Center is slated for Friday, May 5 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Saturday, May 6 (9 a.m.-noon). Plants available will include vegetables, flowers, and ornamental shrubs.
The Winona Grange spring Garden Party will be underway all day at Winona Grange, 9:30-3 Saturday. Unsold plants will be moved to the Grange from the Van Raden Center that afternoon. Proceeds from plants sold at both venues will support the Meals on Wheels program providing nutritious lunches and socialization for seniors in Tualatin. The May 6 Winona Grange Garden Party will feature gardening experts sharing their knowledge on successful growing techniques. All sessions are free to the public
Winona Grange is located next to the Commons at 8340 SW Seneca. The Van Raden building is adjacent to the Juanita Pohl Center at Community Park, 8509 SW Tualatin Road.