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Jul
12
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City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Intro to Permaculture
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Permaculture is a type of design process that is meant to create and establish healthier spaces for people and the environment. In this workshop, come learn about the principles of permaculture and the ways you can apply practical solutions in your home and garden. Natalie of City Fruit will be hosting and also talking about the resources available and the ways to get connected with the active permaculture community in the Seattle area.

 

The workshop is free. To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

Jul
18
Sat
Transparent Apple Cooking Class
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn multiple delicious recipes cooking with transparent apples in our first cooking and preservation classTransparents holy cross 2012 of the summer. Transparent apples are a unique, early season apple with a sharp, tart taste. They can be identified by their light green skin. Their bold taste make them a perfect candidate for cooking a wide variety of products. In this interactive class, participants will learn how to make apple butter, apple chips, and sauce using transparent apples. Participants of this class will take home with them some of all three products which will be made. Click here to register for this tasty class!

Jul
19
Sun
West Seattle Garden Tour
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The renowned West Seattle Garden Tour is an annual fund raising event benefitting a variety of local non-profit organizations. As an annual tradition since 1995, WSGT donated net proceeds to Seattle based community gardens and other non-profit organizations that promote horticulture, educational, or artistic endeavors.

Get your tickets here!

 

This year’s beneficiaries include:

– City Fruit
– Art’s West
– Seattle Chinese Garden
– Solid Ground Lettuce Link
– South Seattle Historical Society
– West Seattle Farmers Market
– Plant Amnesty

Tickets are also available at the following locations:

– West Seattle Nursery
– True Value Hardware – West Seattle
– Swanson’s Nursery – North Seattle
– Wells Medina Nursery – Seattle Eastside
– Brown Paper Tickets – online only

 

Jul
25
Sat
Summer Pruning and Fruit Tree Care Workshop
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer is the best time to be preparing for the fall harvest. Come to class to learn what you can do to prune your fruit trees for better airflow and for a better harvest this season. After a lecture and demonstration, get some hands-on experience making cuts to gain confidence to tackle the trees in your own backyard. To register for this class, click here.

Aug
1
Sat
Summer Pruning and Fruit Tree Care Workshop
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Summer is the best time to be preparing for the fall harvest. Come to class to learn what you can do to prune your fruit trees for better airflow and for a better harvest this season. After a lecture and demonstration, get some hands-on experience making cuts to gain confidence to tackle the trees in your own backyard. Register today for this unique summer pruning course!

Aug
8
Sat
Summer Pruning and Fruit Tree Care Workshop
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Summer is the best time to be preparing for the fall harvest. Come to class to learn what you can do to prune your fruit trees for better airflow and for a better harvest this season. After a lecture and demonstration, get some hands-on experience making cuts to gain confidence to tackle the trees in your own backyard. Sign up today to learn more about summer pruning techniques!

Aug
9
Sun
City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Summer Pruning
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Summer is a great time to prune fruit trees — some think it’s the best time. Learn why to prune in late summer, the biology behind fruit tree pruning, pruning tools and basic cuts. Instructor Bill Wanless is co-owner of Brooke/Wanless gardens, a garden care and pruning service. He is an ISA certified arborist with over 20 years field experience. He specializes in pruning small trees, shrubs and vines, including fruit-bearing plants.

 

The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

Aug
22
Sat
Cook It, Freeze It, Can It: Using Up Your Summer Produce
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We want you to waste less, eat more, and learn all the ways to use up your leftover food. Whether you struggle with using everything in your CSA or you have an overabundance of fresh fruit from your backyard, we’re here to help! Learn the tips and tricks to using up the summer harvest and get some handy guides for food storage for your next weeknight meal. Turn those chard stems into a shareable dish your friends will envy. Throw that frozen fruit into a pie shell for a quick desert. Get some canning tips and recipe guide for a quick pickle and different ways to preserve the flavors of the season. Class is FREE!

Sep
13
Sun
City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Growing Specialty Fruits
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Learn which varieties are best, the basics of growing these fruits and how to harvest and use them. Instructor Tracey Bernal is a professional gardener and former pastry chef, and she comes from a family of gardeners and fruit lovers. A member of Seattle Tree Fruit Society and lifelong resident of the Puget Sound area, she knows that nothing compares to the flavor of fruit just picked from your own backyard. She grows, harvests, preserves, and consumes pears, apples, figs, Asian pears, berries, and many unusual fruits in an over-planted garden south of West Seattle.

 

The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.