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Cooperative Vegetable Gardening
April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$40
Join a small group of new and experienced gardeners to grow vegetables for table,
preservation, and community sharing. Expect to learn about:
- Korean Natural Farming and living soils
- Compost and homemade inoculates and fertilizer
- Attention to details with garden planning
- Seeds and transplants
- Seasonal and succession plant care
- Managing plants and pests
- Weekly food harvest and distribution to those in need
- $50 class fee covers entire growing season.
Garden ecology includes all species we intend to grow, creatures who live in the soil or inhabit or visit what we grow, be they bird or bug. The group will commit to shared care, time trades, shared harvest and weekly contributions to those needing fresh produce. Please bring your experience, gardening passion, or new interest, all abilities welcome. Each gardener will have responsibility for common space goals and care, plus a small, personal experimental plot. You will be encouraged to share your goals, methods, including innovations, successes and failures.
Instructors: John Egbert is an avid student of gardening and natural history. He has
started school and community gardens and with Ali Mathews and Julia Liu
helped manage a Victory Garden at the Chuckanut Center, 2019 and 2020. Ali and Julia
are experienced gardeners will join John in teaching.
Time: Saturdays, April 17th – October 1st 9-11am and optional Tuesdays 9-11am. Instructors will be available for weekday consults as well.
Ages: High School and older
Cost: $40 (Scholarships available) + $10 materials fee due at first class meeting (cash only).