An unheated greenhouse or cold frame can be used to grow greens during winter, start warm season annuals, propagate landscape perennials, and shelter frost tender plants through the winter chill. Besides greens like spinach and lettuce, you can grow cold-tolerant veggies such as cabbage and broccoli in a cold frame or hoop house.
Speaker: Rosy Smit was raised on a dairy farm in Canada and has been involved in growing food and agriculture since a young age. With an undergraduate degree in Agro-Ecology and a M.Sc. in Soil Science, she has grown vegetables, flowers and herbs, fruit and berries and assorted livestock on commercial and backyard scales and taught food system educational topics to all ages. She still thinks seed germination is magical and is excited to help more people learn how to grow their own food.
In partnership with WSU Snohomish County Master Gardeners, the Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together 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 decade, our program goal is to increase community access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.
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