If you are an expert gardener, a novice gardener or even a non-gardener, the Seattle Tilth has some perfect classes for you. I’m a super fan of the Seattle Tilth because they truly help gardeners and homesteaders at any and every level. 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 this fall, and here are just a few that caught my eye:
Learn to design a four-season organic veggie garden.
Start Your Fall and Winter Garden Sat., Aug. 16; 10 a.m.-noon
Organic Pest Management Sat., Aug. 2; 2-4 p.m.
Build Unique Raised Beds Sat., Aug. 16; 2-5 p.m.
Save Seeds Wed., Aug. 20; 6-8 p.m.
Save Seeds Thu., Sept. 4; 6-8 p.m.
Grow Edible Perennials Thu., Aug. 28; 6-8 p.m.
Comprehensive Organic Gardener Sept.10-Oct. 1
Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Get the basics of canning, pickling and foraging.
Basic Canning Sat., Aug. 23; 10 a.m.-noon
Basic Canning Thu., Sept. 11; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pickles and Fermentation Sat., Aug. 23; 2-4 p.m.
Pickles and Fermentation Thu., Sept. 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Make Herbal Infusions Thu., Aug. 21; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Permaculture & Sustainable Landscapes
Go beyond basic veggie gardening.
Intro to Permaculture Sat., Aug. 9; 2-5 p.m.
Secrets of Companion Planting Sat., Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-noon
Grow Fruit in Small Spaces Wed., Aug. 6; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Planting for Wildlife Thu., Sept. 4; 6-8 p.m.
Produce your own eggs, honey and fertilizer! Find out what it takes to raise chickens, goats, rabbits, ducks and bees.
Beekeeping 301: Harvest Honey & Winterize Your Hive
Thu., Aug. 14; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Native Bees: Introduction and Field Study
Sat., Sept. 13; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Raise City Goats Sat., Sept., 13; 10 a.m.-noon
City Chickens 101 Sat., Sept. 20; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Backyard Beekeeping 101 Sat., Sept 27; 10 a.m.-noon
Apartment Dwellers – FREE Classes!
Learn how to compost and grow salads, herbs and vegetables in containers year-round in FREE container gardening classes. Find our more on the website and register.
Register the Kids for Summer Camp
There’s still time to give your kids an experience they can brag about when they go back to school. At our summer garden and farm camps, children learn about edible plants, soil, critters and taking care of the earth. Find them in the Wallingford and Rainier Beach neighborhoods.
Community Events & More
Mark your calendars for our Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 6! Come celebrate harvest season with the community and enjoy music, food, education and one of the largest farmers markets in the region. Visit their website for information about volunteer opportunities, events and programs.
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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