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MG Upcoming Classes/Events

Program Contact: Anna Kestell, Extension Education Coordinator
(509) 477-2195 • akestell@spokanecounty.org

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Spokane County Extension at 222 N Havana Spokane WA 99202; (509) 477-2048 at least two weeks prior to the beginning any educational class or series.

CLASSES

In-person classes are held at:
WSU Spokane County Extension Building
222 N Havana
Spokane WA 99202

2022 Classes

Spring Home Gardening Classes will be delivered on Saturdays in March and April 2022.  Download Registration Form

Date Topic Description
March 5
9-11:30am
Home Gardening in the Inland Northwest INW Climate/Precipitation/Sunlight; What Plants Need; Reading a Seed Packet; Soil Basics
March 5
12:30-3pm
Soils of the Inland Northwest Soil chemistry and biology; how to improve and care for your soil. Soil History; Soil Components; Texture; Structure; Horizons.  When to test; DIY tests; Commercial Tests; Interpreting Soil Test Results.

 

March 19
9-11:30am
Raised Beds Learn to choose the appropriate materials for the construction of your beds, the best locations for your beds, when and how to plant, and what are the best watering techniques.
March 19
12:30-3pm
Growing Veggies in INW Planting Calendar; Cool vs. Warm season crops; Seeds or transplants?

 

March 26
9-11:30am
Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Many people would like to have or already have a fruit tree on their property.  Learn the basics of tree selection, planting, care, etc.  Also, learn the state of WA  laws regulating the care of these trees.
March 26
12:30-3pm
Seed Starting Right light and some simple equipment; Get the timing right; Unique seed-starting requirements

 

April 9
9-11:30am
WaterWise Landscaping Zones around the home; Containers; In-ground & raised beds; Plant Selection
April 9
12:30-3pm
Growing Perennials & Bulbs in the INW Most seasoned gardeners prefer the perennials over the annuals.  Perennials require less yearly maintenance.  Gardeners can save money, energy and time by not having to clear out flower beds and replanting each year.

 

April 23
9-11:30am
Insects in the Garden Mostly good, sometimes bad, and often questionable-looking.
April 23
12:30-3pm
Backyard Composting Composting.  We all hear about how great it is and that we should do it. But what is compost exactly, how do we compost and what are the benefits that make it worthwhile?

 

EVENTS

 

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Questions?

Contact Us at 477-2181

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