Learn all this and more in the upcoming course, “Backyard Farming - Summer Edition,” on two consecutive Sunday afternoons, beginning June 9. Scheduled just in time for you to start or enhance a garden yielding productive and flourishing results this summer.
Instructor is Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Wheat who teaches ecology, urban farming and systems thinking in the University of Washington’s Program on the Environment. Dr. Wheat was one of the founders of the UW Student Farm and currently operates a small, integrated vegetable farm on Whidbey Island. Course sessions include: 1. Visioning the Backyard Farm - Plant Biology 101, Figure out what to grow. 2. Preparing the Soil - How to build and sustain soil fertility. 3. Compost Gold – Create an easy system to nourish plants with free material. 4. Making Great Choices – How to select seeds, starts and transplants. 5. Timing is Everything – Design a planting calendar to get the most out of space. Participants will learn about yard space considerations, the necessary elements of soil prep, planting, and nurturing the plants to full productivity.
The course runs two consecutive Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., June 9 and June 16. Fee is $129, or register before June 1 for the early bird rate of $119. 21 Acres members receive an additional discount. Interested students may enroll and register one of three ways: 21acres.org/school; phone: 425-481-1500; or e-mail: email@example.com. Space fills quickly.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is a comprehensive campus with a farm, school, commercial kitchen, market and green-built facility located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072. All the programming and services offered through 21 Acres focus on the areas of Growing, Eating and Living. Click or call for more information; 21acres.org, 425-481-1500.