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October 2022

Growing Groceries: Starting a Vegetable Garden

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.

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November 2022

Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00

Learn proper soil and fertility management and how to grow healthy soil for healthy crops.

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December 2022

Growing Groceries: Raising the Onion and Beet Families

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
onions growing

The onion (Allium) family includes garlic, leeks, and shallots as well. The beet (Chenopod) family includes everyone’s favorite, spinach, as well as chard and quinoa. Discussion of both families includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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January 2023

Growing Groceries: Basics of Irrigation & Weed Management

January 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
several raised beds with drip irrigation

Join us for a discussion of several types of irrigation products and their application in the food garden. In addition, we’ll focus on the details of installing drip irrigation and its application for gardens and plants.

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Growing Groceries: Pruning Fruit Trees in Western Washington

January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
apples on tree branch

You’ll learn the basics of apple and pear fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care including pruning, irrigation and pest management.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Pea/Bean Family & the Basics of Cover Cropping

January 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
pea pods in hand

We'll cover the Legume family which includes peas, beans (both green and dry), and lentils as well as the one member of the Solanaceous family that can be planted out early – potatoes! Discussion of all includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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February 2023

Growing Groceries: Raising Berries in Western Washington

February 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
fresh strawberries in cartons

Topics include variety selection, soil preferences, fertility, pruning, pest and disease management, and cultural requirements for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other small fruits.

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Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Raising Transplants

February 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
just sprouted tomato seedlings in tray

Beginning with how and when to start to seeds, to watering techniques, thinning and transplanting, you’ll learn how to save money and be successful in starting your vegetables from seed.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Broccoli and Buckwheat Families

February 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00
red russian kale plant

Includes broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, mustard, Brussels sprouts, and other members of the Brassica family. Discussion includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

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Growing Groceries: Raising the Tomato & Potato Family

February 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5.00

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

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