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Veggie Gardening Composting & Soil

Comprehensive Organic Gardening

Friday, September 13 Saturday, September 28

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Friday, September 13 Saturday, September 28
Friday sessions will take place from 1-4pm and Saturday sessions are 10am-3pm.
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451


Ready to dig deeper into organic gardening? Learn everything you need to know to create a bountiful urban garden in this complete introduction to the dynamic world of organic gardening.

This intensive and fun course includes 24 hours of instruction over three weeks. Through a combination of six sessions with lectures and hands-on activities, we will engage in dynamic and experiential learning. Participants will gain a richer understanding of how to support a healthy ecosystem while managing a productive organic vegetable garden. Students also enjoy getting to know a growing community of fellow edible gardening enthusiasts. Leave fully equipped to take the next steps in creating an abundant urban garden and producing food for you and your community!

Classes are in person at Tilth Alliance’s Learning Garden in Wallingford. Dates are as follows:

  • Fridays, 1-4 p.m. on 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

In this class, you will learn about:

  • Garden planning and crop rotation
  • Soil building techniques including compost, cover crops and mulch
  • Understanding soil testing, fertilizers and other amendments
  • Preparing garden beds for planting
  • Planting seeds and starts into garden beds
  • Growing your own plant starts indoors
  • Managing pests and diseases organically
  • Extending the season and growing crops over the winter months
  • Seed saving basics

Class fee includes a copy of Tilth Alliance’s Maritime Northwest Garden Guide and comprehensive digital class materials. Upon completing this 24-hour course, students are awarded Tilth Alliance’s certificate of completion.

Beginning gardeners ready to dive into an intensive program are welcome, along with people who have some gardening experience. This class is limited to 20 participants and Saturday activities will be held in small groups. We will be following all current public health guidelines. Read FAQs here.


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