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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Live downtown? Grow food with Seattle Tilth!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/10/2012  4:49:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cara Ianni
(206) 633-0451, Ext. 117
caraianni@seattletilth.org



Live downtown? Grow food with Seattle Tilth!
Free classes on veggie and herb gardening, composting for apartment dwellers

This summer, Seattle Tilth will teach apartment and condominium dwellers how to grow vegetables and herbs in containers and how to compost food waste indoors or on balconies or patios. Great for beginning and experienced gardeners, these classes provide new ideas and troubleshoot site challenges. Seattle Tilth garden experts will show how to grow food organically and reduce waste for people who don’t have a yard or garden plot.

Classes are sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cedar Grove Compost. The schedule for our special kickoff event and classes is as follows:

Kickoff Event: Grow Food in the Center of the City!
Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Victor Steinbrueck Park (2001 Western Ave. just north of the Pike Place Market)
Stop by the park, take home a portable salad garden, and talk to local gardening and composting experts. Chat with folks from Seattle Tilth, Urban Land Army, Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Garden Hotline and Master Composters.

Free Classes by Location:

Victor Steinbrueck Park; 2000 Western Ave., Seattle
Wednesday, 6/13, 5:30-7 p.m. Summer Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Wednesday, 6/20, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Wednesday, 6/27, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Thursday, 7/12, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Thursday, 7/19, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Salad Gardening
Thursday, 7/26, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Wednesday, 8/8, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Wednesday, 8/15, 5:30-7 p.m. Fall and Winter Vegetables in Containers
Wednesday, 8/22, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Wednesday, 9/5, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Salad Gardening
Wednesday, 9/12, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Wednesday, 9/19, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Freeway Park; 700 Seneca St., Seattle
Tuesday, 5/29, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Tuesday, 6/5, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Salad Gardening
Tuesday, 6/12, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Tuesday, 7/3, Noon-1 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Tuesday, 7/10, Noon-1 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers
Tuesday, 7/17, Noon-1 p.m. Fall and Winter Vegetables in Containers

Cascade Playground; 333 Pontius Ave. N, Seattle
Wednesday, 7/11, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Wednesday, 7/25, 5:30-7 p.m. Fall and Winter Vegetables in Containers
Wednesday, 8/1, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

Denny Park; 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle
Thursday, 6/14, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Herb Gardening
Thursday, 6/21, 5:30-7 p.m. Container Salad Gardening
Thursday, 6/28, 5:30-7 p.m. Composting for Apartment Dwellers

All classes are FREE; participants need to register ahead of time. Find out how to register at www.seattletilth.org/learn/classes-and-workshops/seattleparks or call 206-633-0451, ext. 117.

About Seattle Tilth
Seattle Tilth educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. Programs in Seattle and King County include classes for adults, children and families, green jobs training, the Garden Hotline, the Master Composter/Soil Builder program. Tilth also offers volunteer opportunities, community learning gardens and farms and community events.

For more information, please visit www.seattletilth.org/learn or call 206-633-0451, ext. 117.

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