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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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February 2024

Growing Groceries: Raising the Tomato & Potato Family

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species.

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Growing Groceries: Growing in Hoop Houses, Cold Frames, and Small Greenhouses

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
homemade greenhouse

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.

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March 2024

Growing Groceries: Raising the Cucumber, Squash and Melon Family

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
cucumber squash melon plants

This 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!

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

March 13 @ 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. Puget Sound's mild climate makes it a great place to grow members of the lettuce (Asteraceae) family just about year-round. In addition, you’ll learn to raise sweet corn worthy of bragging rights when we cover members of the corn (Poaceae) family.

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Growing Groceries: Basics of Seed Saving

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
been seeds

We will discuss the basics of seed saving including cross-pollination and self-pollination, isolation, open-pollinated varieties versus hybrid varieties, collection, cleaning, drying and storage.

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Growing Groceries: Pests, Predators, and Pollinators: An Introduction to IPM

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
just-hatched praying mantis

Basics of managing disease, insect, and weed pests in the home garden. Discussion covers a variety of techniques including prevention, cultural practices like row covers, mulching, and more. Weed management practices include using mulches, hardscaping, and different cultivation techniques.

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