We entered our worm castings in the Whidbey Island Area Fair and got a Merit Award big blue ribbon! We use both wood and concrete in ground worm bins to turn food scraps into worm castings. On Saturday, September 14th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, learn how to make blue ribbon worm castings. Class is … More Blue ribbon worm castings at the County Fair!
On Saturday, June 8th, from 9 – 11 am, at the Good Cheer Garden, learn about making your own concrete in-ground worm bin! This class is part of the Growing Groceries program to help local gardeners be successful growing food. Vermicastings are an excellent soil amendment, adding nutrition and microbes to increase your soil fertility. We … More In-ground worm bins make the most incredible vermicastings!
Saturday, April 6th, from 11 am – 1 pm, enjoy a picnic at Good Cheer and bring your garden questions! Cary Peterson, Good Cheer Garden Coordinator, will be available to answer questions, and demonstrate the use of floating row covers, and other garden tricks of the trade. We’ll be having salad from our hoophouse! … More Bring your questions!
The new season is beginning! Wednesday, March 6th, from 4 – 6 pm, bring your questions to the Good Cheer Garden! Cary Peterson will be available to answer your garden questions, and also to show you how to grow starts using soil blocks. Wednesday, March 13th, starting at 1 pm, Sarah Birger will be teaching pruning basics … More Growing Groceries classes in March
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… and next season. The last class of the season is on Tuesday, October 9th at the Good Cheer Garden, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Note the earlier time! … More October Growing Groceries: Getting your garden ready for next season
The gardens have been bountiful, and it’s time to celebrate the harvest! On Saturday, September 8, Growing Groceries will be part of the Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest, and the class will be in the Good Cheer Garden: 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Top Tips of the Month and Get the “Scoop on … More September Growing Groceries: Celebrating the Harvest!
How can we preserve all these sweet summer tastes for our snacking pleasure through the winter? Learn how to make fruit and veggie leather! Come to a class on fruit and vegetable dehydration in Thomas Berry Hall at the Whidbey Institute, from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, August 21st! B.Y.O.B. (berries, of course!) and your favorite container … More Fruit and Veggie Leather Class!
We’ve had some hot summer days, the crops are ripening, and it’s time to enjoy a bountiful harvest. You can still sneak in fast growing fall crops, or sow the last plantings for your overwintering veggies. On Tuesday, August 14th, at the Good Cheer Garden at Bayview Corner, from 5 pm – 7 pm learn about: Cover crops for building soil fertility … More August Growing Groceries: Soaking up the heat & sun!
How can it only just be summer, and it’s already time to start planning for the winter crops? That’s our climate! You can eat year round from your garden by growing into the fall and over the winter. On Tuesday, July 10th at the Good Cheer Garden at Bayview Corner, from 5 pm – 7 pm learn about Planting an … More July Growing Groceries: Summertime, and time for winter veggies!
On Tuesday, June 12th at the Good Cheer Garden, from 5 pm – 7 pm, learn about In ground worm bins: How to make nutritious vermicastings from your food scraps. An excellent soil amendment! Top Tips & Garden Q & A. Bring your questions! When the sun is out, we have lots of it. … More June Growing Groceries: Love those long solstice days!