Growing Heat Lovers in the Chilly NW

Growing Groceries Education Series #10

cherry tomato in maritime NW gardenOur last class in the series will focus on growing the more challenging crops for our region, the heat lovers: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and melons!

Join us to learn how Master Gardener Jeff Thompson gets tremendous production off his tomatoes, how Soil Sisters Plants & Produce owner Kate Ryan coaxes her peppers and eggplant to provide an abundant harvest, and Master Gardener Carol Bello ripens melons n the chilly environs of Granite Falls. You can find out how they do it and apply their secrets to your own garden.

No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.

The WSU Snohomish County Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.

Developed over the last several years, the program’s goal is to increase our communities’ access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.


WSU Snohomish County Extension
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208


Cost is $25 per person per class, $20 per class for any five or more, or take all ten for $175.
All classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30pm
List of Growing Groceries classes


Registration opens late summer 2016.

For more information

Contact Kate Ryan 425-357-6024,

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs; contact WSU Extension at 425-338-2400 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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