Backyard farming at 21 Acres

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Have you tried gardening in the past but didn’t have the success you hoped for? Are you a current gardener and want to know more about increasing garden productivity and fertility? Are you inspired when you go to the nursery, but leave overwhelmed about what to buy?

Large or small, 21 Acres will help you have the garden space you’ve always wanted.

Learn all this and more in the upcoming course, “Backyard Farming - Summer Edition,” on two consecutive Sunday afternoons, beginning June 9.

Scheduled just in time for you to start or enhance a garden yielding productive and flourishing results this summer.

Instructor is Dr. Elizabeth Wheat who teaches ecology, urban farming and systems thinking in the University of Washington’s program on the environment. Dr. Wheat was one of the founders of the UW student farm and currently operates a small, integrated vegetable farm on Whidbey Island.

Course sessions include:

• Visioning the Backyard Farm - Plant Biology 101, Figure out what to grow.

• Preparing the Soil - How to build and sustain soil fertility.

• Compost Gold – Create an easy system to nourish plants with free material.

• Making Great Choices – How to select seeds, starts and transplants.

• Timing is Everything – Design a planting calendar to get the most out of space. Participants will learn about yard space considerations, the necessary elements of soil prep, planting, and nurturing the plants to full productivity.

The course runs two consecutive Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., June 9 and June 16.  Fee is $129, or register before June 1 for the early bird rate of $119. 21 Acres members receive an additional discount.

Interested students may enroll and register one of three ways:; phone: (425) 481-1500; or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Space fills quickly.

21 Acres is located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville. All the programming and services offered through 21 Acres focus on the areas of Growing, Eating and Living.

Click or call for more information: or call (425) 481-1500.

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