Growing Groceries: August

It’s finally hot, the crops are ripening and it’s time to enjoy a bountiful harvest. You can still sneak in some fast growing fall crops, or get the last plantings in for your overwintering veggies.

If your garden has more produce than you can keep up with, donate the surplus to the Good Cheer Food Bank, or put up the harvest so you can eat from your garden in the winter months!

On Saturday, August 14th, from 9 am – 12 noon, at the Good Cheer Garden, learn about

Putting up the harvest: canning, freezing, and dehydrating. To eat from your garden year round, learn these food preservation basics.
Seed saving
Cover crops
Best veggies to plant in August
Top tips for the month
Q & A (bring your questions!)

Presenters: Sue Ellen White, local food preserving expert
Cary Peterson, Growing Groceries coordinator

Class fee is $15, scholarships  available.

For information and registration, call the Whidbey Institute at (360)  341-1884, or email

Photo credit: Susan Burgers