21 Acres Backyard Farming Course - Five Wednesdays
Backyard Farming Is a five-week course beginning on February 22 and covers the topics of plant biology, building soil fertility, compost and plant nourishment, seed selection and plant starts, garden design and scheduling. Course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Wheat, current University of Washington instructor and lead coordinator of the UW Student Farm.
Class sessions, 6:30-8:30 p.m.:
- February 22: Visioning the Farm - Plant Biology 101, Figure out what to grow!
- February 29: Preparing the Soil - How to build and sustain soil fertility
- March 7: Compost Gold - Create an easy system to nourish plant with free material
- March 14: Making Great Choices - How to select seeds, starts and transplants
- March 21: Timing is Everything - Design a planting calendar to get the most out of space
This is the first Core Course in the Growing Series of classes. Future courses feature Choices for Sustainable Living, Sustainable Systems at Work, as well as health and climate change issues.A new certificate program, the Sustainability & Stewardship Certificate, is available to students who complete studies in one or more sustainability fields.
Membership discounts are available. For more information call 425-481-1500 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 21 Acres School:
A non-profit school dedicated to teaching people how to grow, eat and live sustainably. The new 21 Acres School offers continuing education classes that focus on principles of sustainable agriculture, including those related to not only food and food systems, but also home energy and water conservation, tools for local economic development and quality of life improvement for our community.
The School is located in the newly green-built Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living and will serve its students by using an agricultural context in which to learn about principles of sustainability and quality of life improvements.
In compliance with state and federal laws, 21 Acres School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability in employment, or in any of its educational programs, or in the provision of benefits and services to students.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
13701 NE 171st Street
Our mission is to cultivate, demonstrate and advance systems that support sustainable agriculture. 21 Acres is a non-profit organization with a vision to create and operate a vital, open public space for all of us to rediscover the agricultural heritage of our region and learn about cutting-edge, sustainable agricultural design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products.