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Got Water? In Western Washington, when the topic of water comes up, it’s often about having too much. But, as we’ve seen in recent summers, the region can be subjected to months-long droughts that can devastate food and forage production. Farms are turning to well and surface water more often to help their crops survive. Recent court and legislative changes have muddied the legal use of these waters even further. As with so many things, the less you know now,…Find out more »
Growing Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers & Eggplant We'll cover the Nightshade (Solanaceae) family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Being mostly heat lovers, each member of the family has unique requirements to achieve good production in our marine climate. Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species. Jeff Thompson, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Instructor has been growing tomatoes since he was a child and has developed techniques that help coax an impressive harvest of luscious, ripe…Find out more »
While our maritime winters and springs are very wet our summers are often as dry as a desert leaving crops gasping for water by mid-July! And as for the weeds, they are happy to grow anytime!Find out more »
Remember how tired you were last year from dragging hoses, watering cans, and weeding? There is a simple and relatively easy solution that can help conserve water and reduce weeding as you decrease run off into our streams at the same time. Low volume (drip) irrigation provides all these benefits and more. Many have been intimidated by the vast array of products, and conflicting advice. The goal of the course is that every participant will be able to design and…Find out more »
Our last class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit!Find out more »
Register early to save your spot; space in the three hands-on workshops is limited to 16 to ensure a quality experience. Basics of Safe Canning Tues. May 22, 2018; 6:30–9:00pm With the right recipes and methods, it’s easy to provide your family with safe, nutritious home-canned products. Learn the basics of food safety and canning skills, including bacteria and food spoilage, canning equipment, and canning high/low acid foods. This class is essential for anyone new to the science of canning as well…Find out more »
Register early to save your spot; space in the hands-on workshops is limited to 16 to ensure a quality experience. Jams, Jellies, and Spreads Tues. June 12, 2018; 6:30–9:00pm Delight in the bright flavors of fresh fruit and discover how easy it is to capture sunshine in a jar. Learn how to create that perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low and no sugar recipes covered. After a short presentation on the basics, teams…Find out more »
Learn the proper way to preserve tomatoes and tomato products. Demonstration and hands-on. Each attendee goes home with a jar of salsa they help make.
Wednesday, July 27
Learn how to make crisp, tasty pickles along with the art of fermentation. Demonstration and hands-on. Each attendee goes home with a jar of pickles they helped make.
Wednesday, Aug 17