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Growing Groceries Education Series

Program Contact: Kate Ryan
(425) 357-6024 •

rows of lettuce with drip tape in between rowsBringing together beginning and experienced gardeners 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, the program’s goal is to increase our communities’ access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.

All classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00pm

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants #1 – Oct. 16

Proper soil & fertility management, soil testing

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants #2 – Nov. 20

Interpreting soil tests; making & using compost

Weeding, Watering, Crop Rotation & Succession Planning – Jan. 15

Improve crop health, save time, harvest more

Vegetables A-Z #1 – Jan. 22

Onion, broccoli, & beet families; how to grow, varieties

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators – Jan. 29

Learn who’s who and how to attract the good guys

Small Fruits, Big Harvests – Feb. 12

Strawberries, cane berries, blueberries, other small fruit

Seed Starting & Raising Transplants – Feb. 26

Save money and raise the varieties that do best here

Vegetables A-Z #2 – Mar. 4

Pea/bean, carrot, & lettuce families; how to grow, varieties

Vegetables A-Z #3 – Mar. 18

Tomato/potato/pepper family; how to grow, varieties

Vegetables A-Z #4 – Mar. 25

Squash/cucumbers/melons, & corn; how to grow, varieties

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.


WSU Snohomish County Extension
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208


Take just the classes you want at $20 per class per person.

Or…Save and take all ten Growing Groceries classes for $175.


Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Growing Groceries Education series. Visit to register online or print out the GG Mail-in registration 2019-20 and mail with your check at least one week before the class starts.

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