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Birds to Beets – Two new classes added to 21 Acres Education Calendar

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

chickensThe 21 Acres School offers continuing education classes that focus on principles of sustainable agriculture in addition to those related to food systems, green building and home energy savings. September brings "Poultry Health Peeks – Tails to Beaks’ and "Beautiful Gardens Through Great Soil."

Poultry Health Peeks - Tails to Beaks

Wednesday, September 18; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about poultry health, strategies for keeping birds healthy, and knowing when to seek a veterinarian exam. The class covers characteristics of healthy and ill birds; conducting simple exams; common diseases and treatment regimens; and symptoms associated with developmental stages of the birds. Fee is $20 and $15 for 21 Acres member. Scholarships are available

Beautiful Gardens Through Great Soil

Three part course offered on consecutive Wednesdays; September 18, September 25 and October 2; 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Great soil is the foundation of any beautiful and successful landscape. It needs less fertilizer and chemical treatment, has better water retention and is part of a dynamic and functional ecosystem.

This course will teach the key concepts of healthy soil and show how to improve soil to make it produce fantastic vegetables, vibrant flowers and vigorous plants.  Learn about soil organisms and soil structure; analyzing soil conditions; water retention; amending soil; weed control; pesticide reduction; and, how to prep soil for winter.

Fee is $49 for the course, and $44 for 21 Acres Members. Fee includes analysis of your soil sample.

Additional classes offered at 21 Acres this fall include:

• Successful Beekeeping for Backyards in the Puget Sound; Saturday, Sept.14

• Let’s cook it Right – Fighting Cancer with Food; Tuesday, September 24

• Food Service Skills and Etiquette; Sunday Sept.29

• Architecture Lessons Learned in Japan: for professionals, Tuesday, October 8; Discussion and Insight for general public, Tuesday, October 15.

To register: 21acres.org/school; 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, class sizes are limited.

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