Oct. 18: Series starts on growing your own groceries

By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension

lush gardenEVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food — whether on an apartment deck or on many acres — is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

Speakers and topics will benefit beginners as well as long-time gardeners. Cost is $20 per person per class, $175 for 10 classes. Participants also can add the bonus class, “Growing Tree Fruit,” for an additional $10, or $185 total.

Classes take place 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Class dates and topics include:

  • Oct. 18: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 1
  • Nov. 15: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants, Part 2
  • Jan. 17: Vegetables A-Z, Part 1
  • Jan. 24: BONUS CLASS! Growing Tree Fruit
  • Jan. 31: Small Fruits, Big Harvests
  • Feb. 14: Vegetables A-Z, Part 2
  • Feb. 21: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Pollinators
  • March 7: Seed Starting & Raising Transplants
  • March 21: Vegetables A-Z, Part 3
  • April 4: Weeding and Watering
  • April 18: Vegetables A-Z, Part 4
  • April 4: Weeding and Watering
  • April 18: Vegetables A-Z, Part 4

Register online at GrowingGroceries.Eventbrite.com or download a form for mail-in registration at snohomish.wsu.edu/growing-groceries.

For more information and class details, contact Kate Ryan at 425-357-6024 or kate.ryan@wsu.edu.


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