Seattle Tilth offers organic gardening classes at downtown parks this summer

Seattle Tilth will offer a wide spectrum of classes on growing food and on sustainable use of natural resources at downtown parks this summer—for free! Topics include summer and fall gardening, growing tomatoes, composting, permaculture, organic garden pest management, and water conservation.

For those who live in an apartment or condo, you can learn to grow salads in containers, perfect for patios, window sills or small spaces. Participants can gain new knowledge and ideas whether they are beginning or experienced gardeners. Seattle Tilth educators will show innovative ways for Seattleites to enjoy growing and harvesting fresh organic food while using organic, environmentally-friendly practices.

Classes are FREE thanks to funding from Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Freeway Park Association. See the schedule by location below:

FREEWAY PARK
700 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101

Tuesdays, noon–1:30 p.m.
June 14 Grow Salad in Containers
June 28 Water Conservation for the Garden
July 19 Prepare for Fall and Winter Gardening

Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
June 7 Grow Great Tomatoes and Heat Crops
June 21 Permaculture Techniques for the Backyard Garden
July 12 Choose the Right Home Composting System for You

 

VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK
2000 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
July 13 Summer Gardening in Containers
July 20 Water Conservation for the Garden
July 27 Companion Planting for Success
Aug. 3 Herbs for the Kitchen Garden
Aug. 10 Prepare for Fall and Winter Gardening
Aug. 17 Water Conservation for the Garden
Aug. 24 Permaculture Techniques for the Backyard Garden
Aug. 31 Organic Pest Control in the Garden
Sep. 7 Choose the Right Home Composting System for You
Sep. 14 Grow Salad in Containers

All classes are FREE. Participants need to register in advance at http://seattletilth.nonprofitsoapbox.com/-seattle-parks-downtown-seattle.

About Seattle Tilth: Seattle Tilth’s mission is to build an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. Programs focus on hands-on learning for all ages across the full spectrum of the food system: earth, farms, gardens, kitchens, markets. We also offer volunteer opportunities and community events. For more information, please visit www.seattletilth.org or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 128.