Growing Groceries Classes

A complete list of current year’s Growing Groceries Classes

2024 Growing Groceries Classes

Registration for the 2024 Growing Groceries classes is open. Don’t miss out!

This year, we are offering a Winter, Spring and Fall series each consisting of four (4) classes. Classes are ideal for the beginner to intermediate gardener and are open to all.

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The 2024 Winter Series (4 classes) runs from January 31 to March 13. The Spring Series runs from March 27 to May 8.  All classes are on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM online via Zoom. Please note the specific class dates when registering. Registrants will receive Zoom instructions to access the online class at 5:00 PM the day of the class.  The 2024 Growing Groceries classes will be recorded and available to registered participants following the class.

There will be a Fall Series (4 classes) starting in mid-August. Registration for these classes will be available at a later date.

Cost: Participants may pay for individual classes or purchase a series subscription. Purchases may be made online by credit card or by PayPal only. The class fees help the Master Gardener Foundation support the activities of the Master Gardener Program in King County.

Individual class fee. The fee for a single class is $7.50.

Series subscription fee. Purchase a Growing Groceries series at a discount! The subscription fee for each series of four (4) classes is $25, a $5 discount off the total cost if purchased individually.

Financial Need Fee Waivers. Financial Need Fee Waivers are available for all classes. To request a waiver, complete and submit the request form prior to registering.  The link to the waiver request form will be distributed by email about a week before each class is held.  Please note that Financial Need Fee Waivers may not be used for a series subscription.

Registration: Advance registration is required for these classes. For questions contact: growinggroceries.king@gmail.com

2024 Winter Series

Closed

Growing Groceries SERIES SUBSCRIPTION. Gardeners have the option to purchase a Series Subscription of Growing Groceries classes for $25, a $5 discount off the total cost if purchased individually. Please note that you must register separately for the Spring and/or Fall Series once they are open for registration.

Jan. 31, 2024

Closed

FEATURED SPEAKERS
David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy Food with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé. Husband and wife team David Montgomery and Anne Biklé will tell the long and tangled story of humanity’s relationship with nature’s greatest wallflower—the soil beneath our farms and gardens. Weaving together science and history from their latest book, “What Your Food Ate“, as well as their Dirt Trilogy books, David and Anne will share forgotten practices and new thinking to present the connections between soil health and human health. The practices that best nourish and safeguard a plant’s root microbiome ripple through to the health and beauty of plants in gardens as well as the nutritional qualities and flavor of crops and animals in the human diet. It turns out that what’s good for the land is good for us too. Slides are not available for this presentation. Registrants will receive a video recording.

Feb. 14, 2024

Closed

Vegetables A to Z with Extension Master Gardener Joan Veach. From Asparagus to Zucchini, vegetables are delicious, nutritious, and fun to grow. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, each type of vegetable has its own peculiar preferences about soil, light, water, and season. Join Master Gardener Joan Veach as she shares insight into growing a variety of vegetables in our Pacific Northwest climate. You will learn about planting times, disease prevention, and when to prune/pinch/hill-up or tie-up your different plants. Handout for this presentation: Vegetables A to Z.

Feb. 28, 2024

Closed

All About Backyard Berries and Small Fruits with Extension Master Gardeners Brandon Bray and Gia Parsons. Master Gardeners Brandon Bray and Gia Parsons will guide you through what it takes to be a successful home producer of raspberries and blueberries. They will also discuss some fruits you may be surprised to find can be successfully grown in our area. Join us to learn about plant selection, planting and growing techniques, pruning, and harvesting…as well as delicious ways to enjoy your berry harvest. Handout for this presentation: Small Fruits and Berries.

Mar. 13, 2024

Closed

The Cool Season Menu: Peas, Hardy Greens, Carrots and More with Extension Master Gardener Anne Neilson. What do you plant when it’s finally starting to warm up? How do you know when it’s time to plant? Master Gardener Anne Neilson leads you through a variety of her favorite crops to start early in the year that produce a wonderful selection of foods to enjoy. Learn about planting, growing, and enjoying peas, carrots, leafy greens, beets, and more. Handout for this presentation: The Cool Season Menu.

2024 Spring Series

Growing Groceries SERIES SUBSCRIPTION. Gardeners have the option to purchase a Series Subscription of Growing Groceries classes for $25, a $5 discount off the total cost if purchased individually. Please note that you must register separately for the Spring and/or Fall Series once they are open for registration.

Mar. 27, 2024

Closed

Grow Kale, Broccoli, and Related Cole Crops with Extension Master Gardener Sue Kraemer. The Brassicas are a huge family and include horseradish, radishes, broccoli, cabbage, kale, and arugula. These cool weather vegetables are among the first planted each year, and some can be grown throughout the year. This makes Brassicas a helpful group to include in your dinner menu. In this class you will learn about variety selection, cultural requirements, major diseases and pests, and more. Handout for this presentation: Grow Kale, Broccoli, and Related Cole Crops.

Apr. 10, 2024

Closed

Grow Tomatoes, Peppers and Other Edible Nightshades with Extension Master Gardeners Sharon Peach and Jean Jones. What does it take to be successful at growing tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and eggplants? Join Master Gardeners Sharon Peach and Jean Jones as they share their expertise about cultivar selection, planting, growing, and enjoying this popular plant family. Handouts for this presentation: Grow Tomatoes and Grow Peppers and Other Nightshades.

Apr. 24, 2024

Closed

What Loves Heat!? Cucumbers, Squash, Beans and Melons with Extension Master Gardeners Emilie Castle and Jim Olson. Learn all about the crops that wait until the soil warms up from Master Gardeners Emilie Castle and Jim Olson. Come find out about the varieties that do best in Western Washington as well as tips for planting, growing, and harvesting. Handout for this presentation: What Loves Heat!? Cucumbers, Squash, Beans and Melons.

May 8, 2024

Closed

Savoring What You Sow: Roots and Herbs with Extension Master Gardener Margaret MacLeod. A variety of root crops can be grown in Western Washington— potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, and so many more! Join Master Gardener Margaret MacLeod to learn about how to grow these vegetables and the herbs that enhance their flavor. Handout for this presentation: Savor What You Sow

2024 Fall Series

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Growing Groceries SERIES SUBSCRIPTION. Gardeners have the option to purchase a Series Subscription of Growing Groceries classes for $25, a $5 discount off the total cost if purchased individually. Please note that you must register separately for the Spring and/or Fall Series once they are open for registration.

WSU extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs; contact the WSU Extension King County office at king.mg@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.