Enjoy free classes on composting and container gardening at downtown parks this summer
This summer, Seattle Tilth will teach apartment and condominium dwellers how to grow salad greens, herbs and vegetables in containers and how to compost food waste indoors or on balconies or patios. Great for beginning and experienced gardeners, these classes provide new ideas and will help troubleshoot site challenges. Seattle Tilth garden experts will show innovative ways to grow food organically with limited space and reduce food waste for people who don’t have a yard or garden plot.
New classes this year include, “Grow Great Tomatoes in Containers” and “Grow Edible & Ornamental Flowers in Containers.” Classes are free and sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Freeway Park Association and Pike Place Market. The schedule is as follows:
Free Classes by Location:
700 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101
Thursdays from noon–1:30 p.m.
June 19 Grow Great Tomatoes in Containers
July 10 Herb Gardening in Containers
Thursdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
June 26 Grow Salad in Containers
VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK 2000 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Tuesdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
July 15 Composting for Apartment Dwellers
July 29 Grow Salad in Containers
Aug. 5 Herb Gardening in Containers
Aug. 19 Composting for Apartment Dwellers
Wednesdays from 5:30–7 p.m.
July 9 Summer Vegetable Gardening in Containers
July 23 Fall and Winter Gardening in Containers
Aug. 13 Grow Edible & Ornamental Flowers in Containers
About Seattle Tilth Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system. Programs in Seattle and King County include environmental, farm, garden and cooking education, plus food distribution, volunteer opportunities and community events.
For more information, please visit www.seattletilth.org or call 206-633-0451 ext. 128.
– See more at: http://parkways.seattle.gov/2014/06/12/live-in-an-apartment-grow-food-with-seattle-tilth/#sthash.ZkUTIvhN.dpuf