It's spring and that means plant nurseries and local gardening organizations are buzzing with activity! Here is short list of a few upcoming events we recommend:
Saturday March 14th:
- Edible Garden Design Class with Brad Halm at Sky Nursery | 11- 1pm
Want to grow food in your yard this season? Let Brad Halm of Seattle Urban Farm Company guide you through designing your own "backyard farm". He’ll discuss how to find the best spot on your property for a vegetable garden, how to lay out the space for maximum production and ease of use, and how to get your soil into condition to grow top quality organic vegetables. He'll also teach you how to incorporate fruit trees and berry bushes into your existing landscape. For those of you with more urban yards, he'll cover growing edibles in container gardens.
- Seattle Tilth March Edible Plant Sale | 9-3PM
After Brads talk, stop by the Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale! This festive spring gardener gathering has a huge selection of edible plant starts perfect for spring planting on Admission is FREE!
Sunday March 15th:
- Edible Garden Design with the Seattle Urban Farm Company | 11:30–12:30pm
Brad Halm, co-owner of the Seattle Urban Farm company and author of Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard, will share his unique approach to urban edible garden design. He’ll show a series of small, medium, and large home food gardens and talk about the decisions made during the design and construction process of each garden.
Saturday March 21st & 28th:
Beekeeping 101 Class dates and times are and March 21 and 28 10am-1pm (Choose 1 or both) Cost for each class is $45 for 1 or $75 for both classes. (this would be repeat information, but offered if you wanted to sign up a friend who can’t come same day as you) http://villagegreenpn.com/event/beekeeping-101/?instance_id=8265
Beginning Beekeeping classes at Village Green Nursery. 12 max, 5 min. A three hour class to get you ready for bees in your garden in 2015. This class will introduce you to the life cycle of the honey bee and the basic tools and equipment needed to set up a hive or two in your yard http://villagegreenpn.com/event/beekeeping-101-2/?instance_id=8267
Wednesday April 1st:
- The Living Future UnConference Ballard Food & Farm Tour | 9-5PM
Join us on a tour through two unique neighborhoods: Fremont, Seattle’s countercultural neighborhood and Ballard, the traditional center of Seattle's ethnically Scandinavian seafaring community. From riding the local bus routes to touring and eating at some of Ballard's favorite spots, this tour will have you feeling like a sustainably-minded Ballardite for a day!
Saturday April 11th:
- Molbaks Nursery Edible Gardening Weekend | April 11& 12, 11am-2pm
Ready to jump into edible gardening but don’t know where to start? Join us for two days of expert advice, information-packed classes and savings good enough to eat!
As part of this event, Colin will be leading an edible garden design workshop on Saturday!