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Growing Groceries: Starting a Vegetable Garden

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5.00
food garden with raised beds and wood chip pathways

Includes a discussion on site selection, raised beds, planning your crop calendar, plant families, intercropping, succession planting, cover crops, and crop rotation. Do carrots really love tomatoes? What is intercropping, aka companion planting, and succession planting? Why do it? What are some scientific dynamic duos? Learn how planting cover crops can improve your soil’s health.

Speakers:
Diane Decker-Ihle has been a Snohomish County Master Gardener since 1990 and an avid gardener most of her life. She helped establish the WSU Extension Snohomish County Growing Groceries Program in 2009 and has been teaching Growing Groceries classes ever since.  She has been an advisor for several community gardens and managed her church’s food bank garden for many years. With B.S. degrees in biology and medical technology, Diane enjoys learning the science behind the sustainable gardening techniques she teaches.

Lynn Riley, a Washington State native, has been growing vegetables most of her adult life, first in pea patches around Seattle and later at her home in Snohomish County. A Master Gardener since 2015, she enjoys growing food for family and friends and sharing her knowledge about vegetable gardening. Lynn currently serves as coordinator for the Kitchen Garden at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Jennings Park in Marysville. The vegetable gardens there produce over 3,000 pounds of produce annually for the Marysville Food Bank.

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.

Where

Online via Zoom

Cost

Take just the classes you want at $5 per class.

Registration

Registration is now open for the 2021 Growing Groceries Education series. Visit GrowingGroceries.eventbrite.com to register.

Using Zoom

Because of security issues, you must have your own Zoom account to participate, and 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…

Venue

Online via Zoom
WA

Organizer

Kate Ryan
Phone:
(425) 357-6024
Email:
kate.ryan@wsu.edu