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Healthy Soils = Healthy Plants ..... Growing Groceries Education Series #1
WSU Snohomish County Extension Evergreen Room
Everett, WA
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Wednesday evening 7-9:30pm October 22, 2014

Learn how to increase the health and fertility of your garden soil for the best harvests ever!

First in the series of ten, you'll learn how to recognize soil quality, develop good fertility, interpret a soil test, and much more.

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?
Scientist and Small Farms Educator Doug Collins will explore the physical, biological and chemical properties of the soil and then describe how to enhance and manage these properties using organic methods.

He'll also cover the importance of testing and preparing the soil to insure high quality crops and yields along with the importance of adding organic matter and how to use cover crops.

The WSU Snohomish County Extension Growing Groceries Education Series brings 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 five years, the program's goal is to increase local access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.

For more information about all the classes in the series or register by mail, visit our website snohomish.wsu.edu/garden/growing-groceries.

Cost is $25 per person per class, any five classes for $100, or take all ten for $175.

2014-2015 class dates and times:

Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm
October 22, November 19, January 21, February 4 & 18
Saturdays, 9am-noon
February 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28

Topics include: Soil Management and Fertility, Garden Planning, Extending our growing seasons, Seeds and Transplants, What to Grow, Small fruits and Berries, Weed Control, Irrigation techniques, Gardening in Small Spaces,  Identifying and attracting Beneficial Insects,  Identifying common Pest Problems and managing them using organic methods, Food Safety Concerns, Harvesting.

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.
Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 9:30 PM | $25.00

Location

WSU Snohomish County Extension Evergreen Room (View)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
United States

Categories

Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Green
Education
Food
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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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