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Great Planning for Great Crops ..... Growing Groceries Education Series #2
WSU Snohomish County Extension Evergreen Room
Everett, WA
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Wednesday evening 7-9:30pm November 19, 2014

Second in the series of ten, you'll learn how to plan and develop a food garden with an eye to minimizing ongoing work Use space wisely, plant intensively, harvest abundantly.

The evening's speakers include Diane Decker-Ihle, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Mentor and Instructor, who will discuss and demonstrate design elements and growing techniques for a healthier, more productive food garden while doing less maintenance.

Marilee Schneider, Master Gardener and Manager of the JVM Community Garden in Monroe, will lead an activity on garden planners so participants can start planning their 2015 gardens.

Be sure to bring your vegetable gardening questions, there should be time to answer them during the breaks.

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 Nov 19, 2014 12:00 PM - Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 12:30 PM | $25.00


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



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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