June 3: Author Bill Thorness talks about cool season gardening

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

ThornessEVERETT, Wash. – Seattle writer and gardener Bill Thorness will share tips, tricks and techniques for extending the growing season 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Cost is $20 per person and pre-paid registration is required. Register online at http://CoolSeasonGardening.brownpapertickets.com or download the form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/CoolSeasonGardening and mail with a check. For more information, contact Kate Halstead at 425-357-6024 or khalstead@wsu.edu.

In “Cool Season Gardening: Growing Fall & Winter Edibles,” Thorness will discuss season extension, timing and variety selection as well as sustainable, year-round soil improvement strategies.

He is the author of two edible gardening books, “Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead and Grow Vegetables Year Round” and “Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden.” He has worked as a writer, editor and educator and maintains a gardening blog at http://CoolSeasonGardener.com.


Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 360-794-6081, khalstead@wsu.edu