If you are an expert gardener, a novice gardener or even a non-gardener, the Seattle Tilth has some perfect classes for you. Whether you want to raise goats, learn about companion planting, or learn about food preservation, you’ll find a class that matches your interests on their extensive class list. They’ve added a whole slew of cool new classes, and here are just a few:
Food Preservation Certification Course
Saturdays, May 31-June 28; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn to design a four-season organic veggie garden.
Get Your Garden Growing Thu., May 1; 6-8 p.m.
Comprehensive Organic Gardener
Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9-30
Container Gardening 101 Thu., Apr. 10; 6-8 p.m.
Container Gardening 101 Sat., May 10; 2-4 p.m
Organic Gardening 101 Two Thursdays, Apr. 17 & 24; 6-8 p.m.
Organic Gardening 101 Sat., May 10; 1-5 p.m.
Some Like it Hot: Grow Great Tomatoes Sat., May 10; 10 a.m.-noon
Organic Pest Management Sat., May 17; 2-4 p.m.
Produce your own eggs, honey and fertilizer! Find out what it takes to raise chickens, goats, rabbits, ducks and bees.
Raise City Goats Sat., Apr. 19; 10 a.m.-noon
Poultry Health Basics Wed., Apr. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
City Chickens 101 Sat., May 17; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
City Chickens 101 Sat. July 19; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Raise City Ducks Wed., July 16; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Raise City Rabbits Wed., July 23; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Beekeeping 301: Harvest Honey & Winterize Your Hive
Sat., July 26; 10 a.m.-noon
Permaculture & Sustainable Landscapes
Go beyond basic veggie gardening.
Urban Weeds & Wild Foods – Part 1: Identify and Harvest
Sat., Apr. 26; noon-2 p.m.
Urban Weeds & Wild Foods – Part 2: Preparing for Your Table
Sat., Apr. 26; 2-4 p.m.
Secrets of Companion Planting, Sat. May 17; 10 a.m.-noon
I not only love Seattle Tilth’s classes, but their whole organization. I’ve been to their Urban Farm and Chicken Coop tour and I never miss their plant sale every year. They’re awesome! So if you’ve never taken a class like this, trust me when I say they’re totally worth it.
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