Nov. 19: Learn to plan a garden for less work, more harvest

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

groceries-garden-240EVERETT, Wash. – Planning a food garden with less work is the focus of a class at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium and Evergreen Room, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

This is the second in the 2014-15 Growing Groceries series. With an overall focus on limited space and resources,  the series pairs speakers with topics to teach beginners and long-time gardeners more about growing food using healthy and sustainable practices. See for upcoming classes in the series.

Cost is $25 per person per class; any five classes for $100 or take all 10 for $175. Register online at For more information about all classes in the series or to download a form for mail-in registration, visit

Diane Decker-Ihle, master gardener and Growing Groceries mentor and instructor, will discuss and demonstrate design elements and growing techniques for a healthier, more productive food garden with less maintenance. Marilee Schneider, master gardener and manager of the JVM Community Garden in Monroe, will lead an activity to help participants get a jump on planning their 2015 gardens.


Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6025,
Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 360-794-6081,