Growing Groceries Education Series

Program Contact: Kate Ryan
(425) 357-6024 •

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.

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

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 1 October 19
Proper soil & fertility management; soil testing

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 2 November 16
Interpreting soil tests; making/using compost

Planning Your Garden for Success January 18
Success starts with good planning including site selection

Small Fruits, Big Harvests February 1
Strawberries, cane berries, blueberries and other small fruit

Growing Heirloom Vegetables February 15
Flavor and adaptation make heirlooms a good choice

Growing Tree Fruit March 1
Variety selection, care, and management best practices

Seed Starting & RaisingTransplants March 22
Save money and raise the varieties that do best here

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators March 29
Learn who’s who and how to attract the good guys

Weeding and Watering April 12
Get smart about weeds and water; save time, harvest more

Growing Heat Lovers in the Chilly NW April 26
Learn the tricks to growing ripe tomatoes, peppers, & melons


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


Cost is $20 per class or take all ten for $175.


Visit to register online, or download this form and mail with your check.

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