Growing the Squash & Melon Family
Our last class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit! From luscious melons to giant pumpkins, summer squash to zucchini and winter squash we’ll cover all these amazing vegetables and cucumbers too!
Diane Decker-Ihle, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Instructor, will share what’s she’s learned over many years of growing an abundance of fresh food not only in her home garden, but several community and food bank gardens as well.
Kate Ryan of Soil Sisters Plants & Produce will share what she’s learned in over 30 years of growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in Western Washington. A self-professed lazy gardener, she’s learned from her many mistakes over the years.
Master Gardener Carol Bello has been ripening mouth-watering melons in the chilly environs of Granite Falls for many years and joins us to share her secrets to coaxing a harvest of these delectable delights form your 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 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.