Plant Teachings

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Attention nature lovers! Let’s learn from the unique, complex, and wise beings in our garden: plants! Every Tuesday for 10 weeks this spring, we will train our senses to notice things that are all around us and remind us that plants are teachers. We will grow our own social-emotional skills as we learn about plant and animal superpowers. Together, we will: Note: there will be no after school on Tuesday, April 9, due to Spring Break.

$370.00 – $450.00

Seed to Seed

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description What has infinite potential? Join fellow seed folks and seed savers to find out! In this 2-day weekend workshop, we will explore seed stewardship, science, and our social-cultural connections to seeds. Participants will learn through in-depth discussions, hands-on practice, sharing seed stories, and exploring a curated set of resource materials. This 2-day course will meet at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, and will include: Learning topics, activities and resources will include: Seed to Seed is an invitation to

$125.00

Secrets of Companion Planting

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Did you know that some plants grow better together? Improve the health and productivity of your garden by choosing plants that work together as companions, rather than compete for resources. This class provides an introduction to the many ways that you can combine plants to maximize your harvest and make the most of your space. In this class we discuss examples of companion planting, inter-planting and polyculture. Learn about: This class will feature an interactive lecture with slide show,

Get Register Free – $65.00

Family Favorites Made Local: Community Kitchen Meals

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Join us May 26 from 5-7 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the Pacific Northwest's growing season through a meal of local food! Eating ingredients sourced from nearby reduces the opportunity for waste during transport and encourages us all to eat more seasonally. Please RSVP for this dinner at the bottom of this page. Dinner will be created by our guest chefs, Hector and Khalil of Diaspora Seattle, the first yaupon roaster west of Texas, and the first yaupon espresso

Garden Maintenance 101

Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA, United States

Description So you’ve planted a garden — now what? In exchange for our care and attention, gardens can offer us nourishment, beauty, and a space to connect with the natural world. As the summer season begins, you might be wondering how to encourage a healthy and bountiful garden throughout the year! In this maintenance-focused class we’ll discuss tips and techniques to help your plants, soil, and garden companions thrive. In this class, we will focus on: This in-person class will

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Drip Irrigation for the Home Gardener

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Learn how easy it is to water your garden with resource-efficient drip irrigation! Even though our Pacific Northwest maritime climate is known for rain, during the dry summer we still need to water food crops, thirsty ornamentals and container gardens. This class will cover: This class features a lecture, garden tour and hands-on opportunity to assemble components of a drip system. Please dress for the weather. This in-person class will take place primarily outdoors with some time indoors, and

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Fundamentals of Organic Gardening in North Seattle

Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Want to grow your own food but don't know where to begin? Learn how to start your organic garden, and continue caring for your crops, so you can eat fresh, healthy food year-round. This day-long, 5-hour workshop is an introduction to fundamental organic gardening topics and includes a conversational lecture in the morning, followed by an outdoor, hands-on class in the garden in the afternoon. You'll leave with the knowledge you need to confidently prepare your beds and start

Sustainable Water Design Workshop

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Our water rich region is undergoing a variety of changes due to climate change. Our summers are getting drier, our storms wetter and winter snowpack less accountable. In this workshop with Jake Harris of Stone Soup Gardens, we will look at methods for managing, collecting and efficiently utilizing water at home. In this class, we’ll discuss: This in-person class will take place indoors and include a conversational presentation, show & tell, and time for questions and answers with the

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Flower Friends and Pollinator Pals

Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA, United States

Description The Pacific Northwest garden really comes alive in June! Explore the garden with your little one while learning about flowers, pollinators, and plant life cycles. Together in our 90-minute exploration time, we will: Parent or caregiver attends with their child and is guided by Tilth Alliance staff. Snack is included.

Get Register $20.00 – $40.00

Make Herbal Infusions

Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Turn herbs from your garden into culinary and medicinal infusions. Herbs like mint, fennel, lavender and chamomile are easy to grow and can be made into healthful and delicious homemade products. Learn how to grow, harvest and utilize garden herbs in your kitchen pantry and medicine cabinet. Plus, you’ll leave with a small sample to test and enjoy! In this class we will:  This in-person class will take place indoors and outdoors. It will include a conversational lecture, a

Get Register Free – $70.00

Intro to Bioremediation

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description This class will go over the basics of bioremediation and what you can do to participate! We’ll learn from Jade Frolic and Mack Kleiva of Metamimicry about this method of using biological organisms to clean the environment. In this workshop you will: This in-person session will take place primarily indoors and will include a lecture presentation, discussion and some show & tell. Class size is limited to 20 people. We will be following the current public health recommendations.

Get Register Free – $60.00

Grow Your Own Giant Mushrooms: Stropharia Workshop

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA, United States

Description Are you curious about bioremediation practices that you can use to support healthy communities? Join us for this class with Jade Frolic and Mack Kleiva of Metamimicry to learn about a low-tech method of growing Garden Giant mushrooms that will help the soil, your garden, and taste super good too. Metamimicry has a special focus of growing mushrooms for bioremediation and in this class we will create Garden Giant kits for you to take home and apply at your

Get Register Free – $65.00