Feb. 17: Extension hosts Small Space, Vertical Gardening class

small-space-container-gardenEVERETT, Wash. – A “Small Space & Vertical Gardening” class focusing on growing food in small spaces will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, in McCollum Park.

It is the fifth class in the Growing Groceries extension series about growing fresh, healthy food in an environmentally friendly way.

Cost is $25 per person per class; any five or more classes cost $20. Register online at http://growinggroceries.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about the series or to download a form for mail-in registration, visit http://snohomish.wsu.edu/growing-groceries.

For more information about the program, contact Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension educator, at 425-357-6025 or collmans@wsu.edu or Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension information, 425-357-6024 or khalstead@wsu.edu.

Instructors for “Small Space & Vertical Gardening” include Halstead, who has been growing food in spaces large and small for over 30 years, and Master Gardeners Rob and Richelle Taylor, who have worked with other volunteers to transform the gardens at Jennings Park in Marysville, Wash., with vertical structures.

Upcoming Growing Groceries classes are 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays:
March 2: Early Start = Early Harvest
March 16: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Pollinators
April 6: Seed Starting & Growing Transplants
April 20: Weeding and Watering
April 27: Growing Heat Lovers in the Chilly Northwest


Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6024, cell 360-794-6081, khalstead@wsu.edu