Seattle Tilth offers gardening classes

June 9, 2009

By Staff

The following classes are offered by Seattle Tilth in partnership with the city’s Resource Conservation Office. All classes are at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Advance registration and payment is required. For more information, go to www.seattletilth.org. “Get Ready to Garden” — 6-8 p.m. June 10 — Learn how to get your garden ready for your summer crops. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers. 

“1, 2, 3 Grow a Garden” — 9-11 a.m. June 13 — In this two-hour clinic, see how simple it is to start growing food in your sunny garden. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers.  

“Children’s Garden Harvest Classes” — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, through Oct. 7. Classes are intended for both parent and children ages 2-5 years. Cost is $20 for Seattle Tilth members; $30 nonmembers. 

Bug Tales —  June 17 — Good insects crawling and flying. 

Ladybug Picnic — July 1 and Sept. 16 — Ladybugs of all shapes and sizes come to feast. Learn insect anatomy.

Fantastic Flowers — July 15 — Taste the different plants and flowers in the garden. 

Get Dirty — July 29 — Digging, planting seeds, using tools and pulling weeds. 

Plant and Dance — Aug. 5 — Plant seeds, dig out weeds, water plants and have fun helping in the garden.

Fly Like a Beetle — Aug. 19 — Discover how garden bugs, insects and spiders live and grow.

Slimy Creatures — Oct. 7 — Meet snails, worms, slugs and other slippery critters.

“The Garden Hotline Booth at the Issaquah Farmer’s Market” — 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 10 — Talk with a Garden Hotline educator about all of your gardening and landscaping questions. No fee.

“Culinary Herb Gardening” — 6-8 p.m. July 15 — Tips for planning your herb garden, including how to select the best varieties for your site. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers. 

“Winter Gardening” — 9-11 a.m. July 18 — Learn how to start seeds and how to squeeze those plants into your overflowing summer garden. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers.  

“Fall Salad Gardening” — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 — Fall salad gardens are the easiest thing around and what a payoff, all you need is a little advanced planning, and four square feet, and you’ll be grazing for months. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers.  

“Composting for Apartment Dwellers” — 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 — A workshop for apartment and condo dwellers that have limited space, but want to recycle their food scraps into rich compost. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers.  

“Putting the Garden to Bed” — 9-11 a.m. Oct. 10 — Learn inexpensive or free ways to build your soil using materials on hand. Cost is $25 for Tilth members; $35 nonmembers. 

Founded in 1978, Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable community, one garden at a time. Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to garden organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.

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