Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Learn To Grow Your Own Organic Food At Center For Urban Horticulture Class On Saturday

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is having a class called 
Grow Your Own Organic Food on Saturday from 1 – 3pm.

The class is taught by Dana Ecelberger, a landscaper and organic gardener for over 25 years.  She has held  workshops on Urban Gardening, Propagation, Organic Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Community Gardens, Gardening with Children, and Growing for Restaurants.

Dana also ran a 10-acre California certified organic farm on the Northern Coast of California and supplied restaurants, groceries and individuals with gourmet produce and organic starts.

The class description says:  
Growing your own food in the city can be challenging, especially when you are limited by space, light, or limited experience! This class is designed for the urban home gardener who would like to grow their own vegetables, herbs and/or flowers.
Find out how to meet the challenges of your space using vertical, tiered, or container techniques. Learn to create a microclimate for best results and plant for continuous harvest. This class will cover basic methods for propagation, urban pest control, using recycled materials, and other tricks of the trade. You’ll be enjoying your harvest in no time!

The class fee is $30 and you can register on-line or by calling 685-8033.

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