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Veggie Gardening Composting & Soil

Comprehensive Organic Gardening

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Thursday, April 14, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Hybrid Class
Thursday evening session will take place on Zoom and Saturday session will be in-person.
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 hybrid course will take part online and in-person, totaling 23 hours of instruction.

Through a combination of four weeknight online lectures and three weekend small-group, hands-on sessions 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!

Dates are as follows:

  • Thursdays on Zoom: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5; 6-8: p.m.
  • Saturdays at Tilth Alliance’s Learning Garden in Wallingford: April 16, 23 and 30; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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 23-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 in order to provide everyone with a safe and comfortable experience! Saturday in-person sessions will be held in smaller groups of 10. We will be following all current public health guidelines.


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