Seattle Tilth offers series of gardening classes

Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to garden organically and conserve natural resources. They have announced a series of classes to be offered beginning in April.

Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway
One weekend each month for six months: May 8-9, June 12-13, July 10-11, August 7-8, September 11-12, and October 9-10; 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day
South Seattle Community College, West Seattle Campus, 6000 16th Ave. SW., Seattle, WA 98106
Seattle Tilth is hosting “Gaia’s Garden” author Toby Hemenway to teach a 72-hour Permaculture Design Course over six weekends May through October. Permaculture uses ecological principles to create sustainable human communities that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. This certification permaculture design course offers a framework for decision-making and right livelihood, and will give you holistic tools for food, water, and energy security; building healthy communities and economies; and many other issues. This life-changing course is ideal for homeowners, gardeners, teachers, design and real estate professionals, and anyone interested in creating a sustainable future. The course is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, exercises, and design projects. Students will have the opportunity to install elements of a Permaculture learning garden on campus! For more information about other Seattle Tilth classes, visit our website.
COST: $900 for 12 full-day sessions. Payment plans are available. Advance registration and payment are required. For more information and to register, visit

Getting the Most from Small Spaces
(St. James Annex) Apr 24, 10am-noon
Learn gardening techniques that can help you grow more vegetables in your garden plot.

Container Veggie Gardening
(St. James Annex, 9421 18th SW, Seattle, WA 98106) Apr 29, 6-8pm
An introduction to growing food in containers.

Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway
(South Seattle Community College) May 8-Oct 10
A 72-hour Permaculture Design Course taught by Toby Hemenway, author of “Gaia’s Garden” over 6 weekends.

Unique Raised Beds
(South Seattle Community College) May 9, 10am-1pm
Learn various ways to build unique and sustainable raised beds for your veggie garden.

Vertical Gardening
(St. James Annex) May 16, 10-noon
Learn to build cool garden trellises is this fun class.

1-2-3 Grow a Garden
(St. James Annex) May 16, 1-2pm
Get a one-hour introduction to growing veggies in your garden.

Dealing with Summer Pests
(St. James Annex) June 19, 10-noon
Are bugs dining on your vegetable garden? This class will help you deal with them organically.

Fall and Winter Gardening (St. James Annex) July 24, 9-11am
Learn to grow vegetables year round in the great class.

Fall and Winter Gardening
(St. James Annex) Aug. 12, 6-7pm
Learn what you can plant now in this one hour class.

Putting the Garden to Bed
(St. James Annex) Oct. 9, 10am-noon

Let the Tilth gardeners show you how a little work now will pay off big time next spring.

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