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Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

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Growing Groceries: Growing the Carrot, Lettuce, & Corn Families

March 5, 2025 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

beds of carrots corn lettuce

The Carrot (Apiaceae) family also includes parsnips and celery along with many herbs like dill, fennel, and caraway. We’ll also cover members of the lettuce (Asteraceae) family, including a short discussion on growing year-round salad greens. In addition, you’ll learn to raise sweet corn worthy of bragging rights when we cover members of the corn (Poaceae) family. Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the common pests affecting these families.

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.

Growing Groceries

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.

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.


Online via Zoom


Take just the classes you want at $10 per class or save $20 and take all 15 for $130!


Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 Growing Groceries Education series. Visit to register.

Using Zoom

Because of security issues, we suggest you have your own Zoom account to participate.  In this case, you must have your Zoom account set up and be registered for the webinar at least three hours before the webinar start time.
You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one. Be sure you register with the same name and email address that you used for creating your Zoom account.

Other classes in the series…


Online via Zoom


Rosy Smit
(425) 357-6024