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Espailer your Fruit Tree

Event Date: 
04/09/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Learn the espalier technique to train fruit trees against a wall or trellis for growing in small spaces, improving fruit production, growing heat-loving fruit, and decoration. The class covers how to select trees to espalier, how to plant them and set them up, and how to prune them. Ingela Wanerstrand is owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible landscapes, and has more than 15 years' experience professionally pruning fruit trees.

Location

Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Mason Bees for Pollination

Event Date: 
03/03/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Native, non-aggressive mason bees can dramatically increase fruit yields while improving the entire city ecosystem. In this class you’ll learn how to be successful in raising mason bees and will receive hands-on experience with harvesting mason bees. Instructor Dave Hunter has been working with mason bees for nearly 20 years and helping gardeners become more aware of pollination requirements. He recently launched www.crownbees.com.

Location

Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Community Orchard of West Seattle - Free Class and Work Party

Event Date: 
02/12/2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
South Seattle Community College
6000 16 Avenue S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106
United States

Perennial Plantings: How to Plant a Garden Once and Harvest for Years!

Come join neighbors at the Community Orchard of West Seattle for an exploration of the often-neglected role that perennial plants can play in a food production system. In this session, you will be working in teams to design plant groupings for the orchard. We invite you to bring information on 2 perennial plants (including trees): your personal favorite edible perennial, and information on a new perennial you’ve never heard of before. Surprise us!

Location

South Seattle Community College
6000 16 Avenue S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106
United States

Hands On! Community Skills Fair

Event Date: 
02/12/2011 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Meadowbrook and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers
10517 35th Ave NE 98125 and 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
Seattle, WA 98125 and 98115
United States

Learn the skills your grandparents knew! Come to a fun day of FREE, hands-on workshops teaching useful DIY skills! Classes include instruction on bread baking, pruning, bike repair, growing veggies, canning, tool use, soap making, the art of conversation, biochar stoves, home electrical repair, kid's cooking, clothes repurposing, tai chi and much more! Sustainable NESeattle is organizing this event in partnership with Ravenna Eckstein and Meadowbrook Community Centers. Join us at the end of the day for a potluck and square dance with live music by The Tall Boys!

Location

Meadowbrook and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers
10517 35th Ave NE 98125 and 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
Seattle, WA 98125 and 98115
United States

City Fruit: Permaculture and Orchards

Event Date: 
03/19/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

In this hands-on class, learn permaculture best practices for planting and maintaining healthy fruit trees. The class will discuss how to establish "plant communities" (also known as permaculture plant guilds) that activate the soil, support the ecosystem, and promote low maintenance tree health. Co-instructor Jenny Pell is a permaculture teacher, designer and consultant specializing in urban permaculture, edible perennials and vertical gardening – see www.permaculturenow.com .

Location

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553
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