Growing Groceries Education Series

Program Contact: Kate Ryan
(425) 357-6024 • kate.ryan@wsu.edu

cherry tomato in maritime NW gardenBringing together beginning and experienced gardeners with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.

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.

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.

For those attending the two soils classes, there will be an opportunity to have your garden soil tested at a reduced cost, and the results interpreted. Details sent after registration.

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.

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.

All classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30pm

Dates are set for the 2016-2017 series: October 19, November 16, January 18, February 1, February 22, March 1, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12. We are in the process of assigning topics and dates. To be notified when registration is open enter your email in the form provided.

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 1
Proper soil management; soil testing

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 2
Interpreting soil tests, amendments; making/using compost

What to Grow in Western WA
Variety and technique are key to successful harvests

Small Fruits, Big Harvests
Strawberries, cane berries, blueberries and other small fruit

Small Space & Vertical Gardening
No matter how little space you have, you can grow food

Early Start = Early Harvest
What to plant; getting a jump on the season, year-round growing

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators
Learn who’s who and how to attract the good guys

Seed Starting & Growing Transplants
Save money and raise the varieties that do best here

Weeding and Watering
Get smart about weeds and water; save time, harvest more

Growing Heat Lovers in the Chilly NW
Learn the tricks to growing ripe tomatoes, peppers, & melons

Where

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

Cost

Cost is $25 per person per class, $20 per class for any five or more, or take all ten for $175.

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