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Offline moneil

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Growing Your Own Groceries
« on: September 19, 2022, 10:34:21 AM »
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  • This was in my e-mail and I thought it might be of interest to some.  I am in the Washington State University Extension Service Master Gardener program but other than growing forage and grain crops I’ve never had much of a “green thumb” … still, I strive one.
    These online classes look really good.  While geared toward western Washington climate and soils (I live in eastern Washington) the information will be useful.  I’m sure anyone can sign up, you don’t have to live in Washington as far as I know.
    And, as far as I know, every state has a Master Gardener program, just type Master Gardener and your state’s name into a search bar to find local connections, resources, and information.

    [font=Segoe UI, Segoe UI Web (West European), Segoe UI, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, sans-serif][font=Segoe UI, Segoe UI Web (West European), Segoe UI, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, sans-serif]Learn to Grow Your Own Groceries!
    No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.
    Join us starting October 12, 2022 for the first class in the Growing Groceries Education Series, classes designed to help you learn how to grow your own food.
    All classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm online using the Zoom platform. Have to miss a class? No problem! A link to an online recording will be sent to everyone registered along with links to resources and more![/font]

    [font=Segoe UI, Segoe UI Web (West European), Segoe UI, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, sans-serif]Oct. 12     Starting a Vegetable Garden
    Nov. 9       Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants
    Dec. 7       Raising the Onion & Beet Families
    Jan. 11      Irrigation & Weed Management
    Jan. 18      Pruning Fruit Trees
    Jan. 25      Pea/Bean Family & Cover Cropping
    Feb. 1       Raising Berries in W. Washington
    Feb. 8       Seed Starting & Raising Transplants
    Feb. 15     Raising Broccoli & Buckwheat Families
    Feb. 22     Raising the Tomato/Potato Family
    Mar. 1      Using Hoop Houses & Greenhouse
    Mar. 8      Raising the Cucuмber/Squash Family
    Mar. 15    Raising Carrot, Lettuce, & Corn Families
    Mar. 22    Raising Culinary & Tea Herbs
    Mar. 29    Pests, Predators, & Pollinators[/font]

    With an overall focus on limited space/resources, and the combined challenges of western Washington weather and soils,  this series of speakers and topics will help beginners, as well as long time gardeners, learn more about growing food using healthy and sustainable practices.
    Take just the classes you want at $5 per class. Or…save and take all 15 Growing Groceries classes for $50! Register online at  For more information about all classes in the series, visit
    Sponsored by the WSU Snohomish County Extension Growing Groceries and Master Gardener programs. For more information about the program, contact Kate Ryan, (425) 357-6024,
    Kate Ryan
    Agriculture Program Coordinator
    WSU Snohomish County Extension

    6705 Puget Park Drive
    Snohomish, WA 98296
    Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.

    In the long view, no nation is healthier than its children, or more prosperous than its farmers. --Harry Truman[/font]

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    Re: Growing Your Own Groceries
    « Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 03:16:48 PM »
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  • I might be interested in these classes, though they are probably geared toward western Washington climate, rather than central WA climate where I live. 

    It appears that the classes will be a zoom meeting format, but a recording can also be viewed later by those who are registered. Looks like a lot of good info at the classes, and since they are supposed to be for growing sustainable food, I assume that it will be about growing things organically (I hope). 
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