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Grow Your Groceries (Winter Cohort)

February 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Hosted by WSU Mount Vernon Research & Extension Center, this very popular 12 part course typically sells out quickly, so please register ASAP to reserve your spot! By beginning this series in the winter season, students will be able to gain knowledge in time for them to take advantage of the full 2023 growing season.

This course will cover all aspects of home gardening for food production as well as seed saving, perennial food forests and fruit production, eco-cooking/waste reduction, and four classes devoted to preserving the food after harvest. The first 6 weeks will be somewhat based on the Seed to Supper program, an award winning curriculum developed by Oregon State University with the goal of providing a comprehensive backyard gardening course for households on a budget. This program is followed by two independent classes: Perennials (fruits, food forests etc) and Seed Saving. The final four weeks are dedicated to preserving the harvest. Class is designed as a cohort in which a student group completes the program together. The program focuses on low cost, minimal outside inputs, labor and resource saving, high yield, and regenerative practices.

By enrolling in the 12 week program, you may take advantage of a steeply discounted rate of $140 which includes 20 packages of organic seed (valued at $60+)-this rate also includes all ticket fees. If you are low income, we do have a limited number of partial scholarships available–please contact us for details. To enroll in the series, select the first date and General Admission ticket for $140. Although this may look like it only includes the Feb 15th class, it does include the entire 12 week series.

This cohort will not meet in person but utilize remote instruction via Zoom. This will be our sixth cohort offered in this manner and feedback from participants has been very positive. One benefit of remote instruction is that all sessions will be recorded, creating an opportunity for participants to make up a missed class at their convenience. We utilize Google Classroom to post a HUGE collection of downloadable/printable resources and links for videos and supplies, as well as class recordings, so although we intend for this class to be attended by participants each week, it is totally possible to keep up with the course at your own pace by watching the class recording videos and utilizing the resources on Google Classroom. Very flexible for folks with scheduling conflicts!

Class begins February 15th and meets each Wednesday evening at 6 pm with most classes running about 90 minutes. The 12 week series wraps up with the final class on May 3rd. For details on each class, and to register for the cohort, contact:

16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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