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Growing Groceries Education Series

WSU Snohomish County Extension

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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Series of ten classes Oct 19, 2016 - Apr 26, 2017
Save $25 on the entire Growing Groceries series!
$175.00 $10.22
Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants #1; Oct. 19, 2016...7pm-9:30pm
You’ll learn the answers to… What makes a good soil? How do you improve it? What is fertility? To till or not to till? Most important in the series of ten, during these two evenings you’ll learn how to recognize soil quality, develop good fertility, the importance of soil testing, and much more.
$20.00 $1.69
Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants #2; Nov. 16, 2016...7pm-9:30pm
Demystify the results of soil tests, learn to interpret the numbers and determine next steps. In addition, find out what is good compost, where to find it, how to use it to enrich your garden, as well as how to make it from your own kitchen and yard waste.
$20.00 $1.69
Planning Your Garden; Jan. 18, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
If you plan it right, you can enjoy a beautiful garden full of the fruits of your labor — without having to spend hours and hours tending it. From choosing the right site to picking the best edible plants for your space, you’ll learn how to develop a garden that makes the most of your space. Includes succession planning, gardening in containers, and more!
$20.00 $1.69
Small Fruits, Big Harvest; Feb. 1, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
Researcher and Western Washington small fruit industry consultant Dr. Tom Walters helps northwest berry growers raise berries more profitably and sustainably. He’ll cover varieties, soil preferences, and cultural requirements for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other small fruits.
$20.00 $1.69
Growing Heirloom Vegetables; Feb. 15, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
What was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite lettuce? Which fabulous old tomato varieties do well in Puget Sound? Author Bill Thorness knows. Join us as we bring this delightful speaker back to Everett to share stories about the origins of many heirlooms growing in gardens today and discuss techniques for growing your own.
$20.00 $1.69
Growing Tree Fruit; Mar. 1, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
You’ll learn about the basics of tree fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care. Attendees will also receive a copy of the Fruit Handbook for Western Washington. Instructor Gary Moulton, now retired after leading the Fruit Horticulture program at the Washington State University Research Station in Mt. Vernon is currently a consultant to the Western Washington tree fruit and wine grape industries, Moulton is known as the ‘go-to’ person on raising high-quality fruit and wine grapes on the “wetside” of Washington State.
$20.00 $1.69
Seed Starting & Growing Transplants; Mar. 22, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
Buying transplants for your garden can be expensive, and they may not have the varieties you want to grow. Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants. Learn proper seeding, raising, and transplanting techniques with Kate Ryan, owner and grower for Soil Sisters Plants & Produce in Monroe. For more than 20 years, Kate has grown her own transplants for sale to gardeners in the Snoqualmie Valley.
$20.00 $1.69
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, & Pollinators; Mar. 29, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
Did you know that less than 1% of the insect species in the world are the so-called bad bugs that eat us, our livestock, and/or our food? The other 99% are necessary to keeping a healthy environment in our gardens. They help pollinate our crops, eat the bad bugs, and help keep our gardens healthy in many ways. Learn who's who and how to put the good guys to work!
$20.00 $1.69
Weeding & Watering; Apr. 12, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
Learn strategies for applying water in the most efficient way possible for healthier vegetable gardens. Methods include the simple (mulching, planting strategies), to the more complex (drip systems), both commercial and homemade, along with other water-saving techniques. In addition, we'll cover a broad range of strategies for getting and keeping a weed-free garden.
$20.00 $1.69
Growing the Heat Lovers in the Chilly Northwest; Apr. 26, 2017...7pm-9:30pm
Learn hot to grow the more challenging crops for our region, the heat lovers: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and melons! Learn from three growers sharing their strategies learned over many years coaxing harvest from these tropical plants.
$20.00 $1.69

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Bringing together beginning and experienced gardeners with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.

All classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30pm

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 several years, the program’s goal is to increase our communities’ access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.

For those attending the two soils classes, there will be an opportunity to have your garden soil tested at a reduced cost, and the results interpreted. Details sent after registration.

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