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  When the pumpkins are ripening, you know the season is coming to an end! It’s time to plant garlic and prepare your garden for the winter.

The last class of the season is on Saturday, Oct. 8th at the Sears House, Bayview Corner. Learn about

  • 9:00 am    Top Tips for October and the winter months.
    Presented by Cary Peterson, Growing Groceries Coordinator
  • 10:30 am    Growing Great Garlic – It’s time to plant garlic! Learn about the different varieties and growing tips.
    Presented by local garlic grower Frank Parente, author of the book Garlic! Grow West of the Cascades.

Class fee is $15, scholarships  available.

Location: Sears House at Bayview Corner, (2812 E. Meinhold Rd., Langley).

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


Wow! What a great event it was! Over 300 people came to enjoy the perfect weather, Graham Kerr’s talks, the Growing Groceries classes, garden bingo and children’s activities, plus the delicious food, fabulous music and great community feeling. A wonderful celebration of the garden and the harvest!

Here’s a fun slide show from the Good Cheer Blog.


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