Growing Groceries Education Series

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

Bringing 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 18
Proper soil & fertility management; soil testing

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 2 November 15
Interpreting soil tests; making/using compost

Vegetables A to Z #1 January 17
Onion, broccoli, & beet families; how to grow, varieties

Small Fruits, Big Harvests January 31
Strawberries, cane berries, blueberries and other small fruit

Vegetables A to Z #2 February 14
Pea/bean, carrot, & lettuce families; how to grow, varieties

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Pollinators February 21
Variety selection, care, and management best practices

Seed Starting & Raising Transplants March 7
Save money and raise the varieties that do best here

Vegetables A to Z #3 March 21
Tomato/potato/pepper family; how to grow, varieties

Weeding and Watering April 4
Get smart about weeds and water; save time, harvest more

Vegetables A to Z #4 April 18
Squash/cucumbers/melons, & corn; how to grow, varieties

Bonus Class! Growing Tree Fruit Jan 24
Variety selection, care, and management best practices

Where

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

Cost

Take just the classes you want at $20 per class per person.

Or…Save and take all ten core Growing Groceries classes for $175.

Add the bonus Growing Tree Fruit class and take all 11 Growing Groceries classes (10 core classes + the bonus class) for just $185!

Registration

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

Growing Groceries Resources

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