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City Fruit: Mason Bees for Polination

Event Date: 
01/29/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

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, partnering with scientists, the ARS/Logan Bee Lab, and other experts to help gardeners become more aware of pollination requirements. He recently launched www.crownbees.com.

Please visit www.cityfruit.org for more information and to register.

Location

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

City Fruit: Fruit Tree Biology and Orchard Management

Event Date: 
01/15/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

Understanding the basic systems of a tree–its root, vascular, and photosynthesis/leaf systems—helps you better care for your trees and produce healthier fruit. The class covers basic tree biology and orchard management month by month—when to prune, thin, manage pests, etc. Ingela Wanerstrand, is the owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible garden design. Ingela has been pruning fruit trees professionally for 15 years, works with the Friends of Piper’s Orchard and Plant Amnesty, and receives high marks for teaching.

Location

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

Planting and Caring for Young Fruit Trees

Event Date: 
11/20/2010 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-783-2244

Fall is planting time! Plant your tree before the ground gets hard and get a head start on your fruit. By using good planting, watering, and pruning techniques, and learning to recognize problems, you can give young trees the best chance to become healthy and productive. The class covers site selection, fruit tree selection (how large? What type?), where to buy fruit trees, how to plant them and how to care for young trees. Jana Dilley works on the Green Seattle Initiative with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.

Location

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-783-2244

COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND USE CODE GOVERNING URBAN AGRICULTURE

Event Date: 
07/21/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

NOTICE OF COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS
TO THE LAND USE CODE GOVERNING URBAN AGRICULTURE

DATE: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA

The Council's Chambers and offices are physically accessible; translation services provided on request. Call 206-684-8888 (TDD: 206-233-0025) for further information.

Location

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Design Your Own Paradise -- Fresh Urban Food Systems: a How-To Guide

Event Date: 
04/24/2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Whole Foods Roosevelt Square
1026 NE 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

How much food could the city of Seattle produce? How about your neighborhood? How about you? This workshop will show you many creative ideas for urban food production including:

  • Creating Microclimates Food
  • Production in Architecture
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Indoor Food Systems
  • Education & Maintenance & Community Integration of Food Systems

Location

Whole Foods Roosevelt Square
1026 NE 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
United States
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