22. Deborah and David Wagner long time gardeners

22. Deborah and David Wagner share their gardening journey from growing up on a farm in western Washington to gardening organically in Eureka, Montana. Their challenges include combating 4 legged terrorists like deer and Montana’s cold weather climate to successful cabbage, zucchini and raspberry plants.

Deborah and I have been friends for almost ten years here in the Tobacco Valley where we have enjoyed working on numerous projects and activities together. I first met “Grandma D” l when she came to head start as a volunteer grandmother who would help out in the classroom. She would read books to the children, share her amazing experiences and knowledge with them, help them create works of art, and encourage them to use their imaginations ~ an essential early reading skill students need to learn in pre-school.

We also shared experiences at the local Creative Arts Center where Deborah taught classes like rubber stamping etc and I taught art, drama and pre-school.
Deborah and I are fellow members of our local Toastmasters club where we practice the art of public speaking. Deborah just recently gave a fantastic presentation on repurposing, reducing use and recycling for one of our club contests where she has previously competed in the regional finals.
Deborah is a talented seamstress, craftsman, and painter who has a passion for teaching and educating others. She is a plein air artist and enjoys being in Montana’s great outdoors with her paints. Today she and her husband of 28 years share their knowledge of gardening in our challenging climate.

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