Enjoy seasonal produce to the fullest by growing it yourself! Dig into backyard food cultivation with Sarah Cassidy, organic farmer and educator of 20+ years. She’ll walk you through the basics of starting seeds and explain heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, new cultivars, and the classic varieties of seeds. She'll even share her reputable seed and start sources and what types of seeds work best in our PNW climate, including some secret varietals that PNW farmers usually keep to themselves. Lastly, you'll learn how and why to save your own seeds. Experienced gardeners and first-time food growers are all welcome. All you need is seeds, sun, soil and few tips to grow like a pro. Light snacks will be served.
About the instructor: Sarah, or “Farmer Sarah,” has been farming and food gardening for over 20 years. She was Garden Coordinator for Seattle Tilth’s Wallingford, Bradner and Issaquah demonstration gardens, and taught both adults and children about food growing, seeds, soil, worms and other natural magic. In 1999, she and her husband Luke Woodward were the founding farmers of Oxbow Farm, where they farmed and taught until 2015. Now you’ll find Sarah at The Grange, her farm-to-table restaurant in Duvall, or farming at Hearth Farm in Carnation.
- This is a demonstration format class for adults.
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- Cancellation Policy: Classes are nonrefundable. If you cannot attend, you can request a class credit or transfer to a different class up to 7 days prior to class or have someone attend in your place.