Sustainable West Seattle
An example of a food forest is just one idea in "Designing the Perfect Garden" a continuation of the "Successful Gardening with Nature" series put on by Sustainable West Seattle. The forum is set for April 15, at the West Seattle Community Orchard.

REMINDER: Want to design the perfect garden? Sustainable West Seattle has the answers tonight, April 15

The Sustainable West Seattle April Forum "Successful Gardening with Nature Part 2 – Designing the Perfect Garden" is set for Monday April 15.

The forum will be held at 6:00 pm at the West Seattle Community Orchard at South Seattle Community College. You'll find the orchard on the east side of the north parking lot.

Before you start planting a garden, start planning. Successful food gardens are well planned to take advantage of natural features such as sun and shade as well as structural features like walls, concrete and fences. A good plan incorporates not only what you want to grow, but includes the benefits of plant-to-plant interaction, pest control, aesthetics, and ease of gardening.

West Seattle Community Orchard, South Seattle Community College
6:00 pm Meet and Greet, SWS announcements
6:15 to 6:55 pm - Tour the Orchard with Q & A regarding the orchard plan
7:00 to 8:00 pm - Food from local gardens and drink will be served, followed by a power point presentation with local gardens being shown as well as permaculture design principles being presented. The three dimensional garden will also be described.

Whether you're a seasoned backyard farmer or a newbie contemplating your first tomato plant, join the company of others who want to grow their own food and learn a few tips from successful gardeners.

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