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 Organic gardening               .   Urban ecOlOgy           .   cOmpOsting        .   recycling    VoL 31 No 4       .   Aug/Sept 2008

                                                                                                   Grab Your Partner
                                                                                                   for Harvest Moon
                                                                                                   Square Dance
                                                                                                   Seattle Tilth’s work is only made possible
                                                                                                   through partnerships with many car-
                                                                                                   ing, generous people and organizations.
                                                                                                   Building community has always been cen-
                                                                                                   tral to our mission. Come, celebrate that
                                                                                                   community, and support Seattle Tilth’s
                                                                                                   work at this fun fall fundraiser: a foot-
                                                                                                   stompin’ Harvest Moon Square Dance in
                                                                                                   the fourth-floor chapel at the Good Shep-
                                                                                                   herd Center.
                                                                                                      Music will be provided by The Tallboys,
                                                                                                   one of Seattle’s best old-time string bands.
                                                                                                   Complete with a banjo player, fiddler, bass
Join us at the 21st annual Tilth Harvest Fair on Sept. 6. Meet and support local farmers, dance,   player and resident clogger, The Tallboys
enjoy the gardens, play with your kids!                                                            play monthly square dances and a weekly
                                                                                                   jam session locally; you might also find
Celebrate Fresh, Local Food at                                                                     them out busking in the streets.
                                                                                                      No dance skill or experience is necessary
Tilth Harvest Fair on Sept. 6                                                                      to have a foot-stompin’ good time. We will
                                                   farmers markets, and it still is a great        raffle off some great prizes, so bring your
Calling all locavores! The Tilth Harvest           place to get fresh, local produce. Bring        checkbook!
Fair will once again raise its tents and           boxes and bags, meet the farmers and               Libations are provided, but we’d like to
bring the country fair atmosphere to               stock up on your favorite late summer           have a pie potluck, so bring your best pie.
the city on Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The         vegetables and fruit. You can even store           The Harvest Moon Square Dance will be
much-loved fair is Seattle Tilth’s largest         your purchases at our free “Veggie Check”       7-10 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649
community event of the year.                       while you shop, have lunch, dance and en-       Sunnyside Ave. North in Wallingford.
    Tilth members and the public flock to          joy the event.                                     See you on the 15th!
the fair like chickens to feed year after             The Harvest Fair is supported by many
year because of the unique blend of farm-          Tilth sponsors. At press time, these in-            Harvest Moon Square Dance
ers market, live music, garden demon-              cluded PCC Natural Markets, WE Design,
                                                                                                            featuring The tallboys
strations, food and fun for the kids.              ShoreBank Pacific, Puget Sound Fresh,
    There’s always something new at the            New Roots Organics and SPUD. Please                      pie potluck and Raffle
fair, and this year the animal demonstra-          patronize these sponsors and let them
                                                                                                                Admission $20
tions will include mini dairy goats as well        know you appreciate their support of Se-
as local backyard chickens. But that’s not         attle Tilth.                                            good Shepherd Center
all. Kick up your heels with a live family            For more information on the Har-
                                                                                                               4th Floor Chapel
square dance at the fair.                          vest Fair, see our Web site or contact Liza
    Now in its 21st year, the Tilth Harvest        Burke at or             Monday, Sept. 15, 7 – 10 p.m.
Fair preceded many of the neighborhood             (206) 633-5045, ext. 1.
pAge 2                                                    SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN                                                        Aug/Sept 2008

                                                                                                         Seattle Tilth Association is a non-profit organization
                                                                                                         and an urban chapter within tilth’s regional network.
                                                                                                         Our mission statement
                                                                                                         Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to garden
                                                                                                         organically, conserve natural resources, and support
                                                                                                         local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban
                                                                                                         environment and community.
                                                                                                         Board of Directors
                                                                                                                           Justine Dell’Aringa
                                                                                                                           Nancy Evans
                                                                                                                           Willi Evans Galloway
                                                                                                                           Eric King
                                                                                                                           Robert Rosencrantz
                                                                                                                           Olga Shargorodska
                                                                                                                           Cathy Tuttle
                                                                                                                 Treasurer Brandon Pemberton
                                                                                                            Vice President Erin Randall
                                                                                                                           Renee Rhone
                                                                                                                 President Craig Skipton
                                                                                                                           Andrea Tousignant
                                                                                                                           Liza Turley
                                                                                                                 Secretary Nick Vikstrom
                                                                                                         Staff Members
                                                                                                             Emily Bishton Natural Soil Building Program (NSB)
                                                                                                                  Liza Burke Development Coordinator
Lisa Taylor, right, Seattle Tilth’s Children’s Program Manager, met recently with Gov. Chris                 Sarah Cassidy Issaquah Garden Coordinator
                                                                                                         Kathleen DeMaria Natural Soil Building Program
Gregoire, second from right, and others to discuss the “Garden in Every School” program.
                                                                                                          Graham Golbuff MC/SB Volunteer Coodinator
                                                                                                            Jessica Heiman Children's Garden Educator
Tilth in the News                                                                                               Falaah Jones Natural Soil Building Program
Our stalwart Children’s Garden Manager, Lisa Taylor, is being seen a fair amount these                       Karen Luetjen Executive Director
                                                                                                               Laura Matter Natural Soil Building Program
days! MSN/Kashi filmed her in the garden, as did KING 5. She and a small group of                         Carrie Niskanen Program Assistant
others met with Gov. Chris Gregoire on the “Garden in Every School” program.                               Charlotte Moss Bookkeeper
   In mid-July, The Seattle Times ran an article about Tilth's classes for apartment and                        Laura Niemi Demonstration Garden Coordinator
                                                                                                         Amy Ockerlander Natural Soil Building Program
condo dwellers. The Times’ Web site featured a slideshow taken at our “Composting for                          Katie Pencke Demonstration Garden Coordinator
Apartment Dwellers” class.                                                                                   Michael Schut Environmental Programs Manager
   In an article titled “Gardens Growing in Thorny Economy,” Executive Director Kar-                         Angelina Shell Program Assistant
en Luetjen was quoted in Supermarket News, the only national weekly trade magazine                                Lisa Taylor Children’s Program Manager
                                                                                                         ArianaTaylor-Stanley Children’s Garden Intern
for the food distribution industry.                                                                             Greta Young Children’s Garden Educator
   Our super popular Chicken Coop Tour was featured on King 5 News’ and Seattle                          Office Hours and Phones
Times’ Web sites.                                                                                        Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm or by appointment
                                                                                                              206-633-0451 Office Phone
   Garden Hotline Educator Amy Ockerlander was interviewed by KIRO TV News for the                            206-633-0450 Fax
station’s first segment of their new green living program, to be aired on their Web site.                      206-632-1999 executive Director
                                                                                                              206-633-0224 The garden hotline
                                                    Transitions                                               206-633-0097 Master Composters/Soil Builders
                                                                                                              206-633-5045 Volunteer Line
                                                    Carrie Niskanen recently joined the staff            Web site
                                                    as Program Assistant. Carrie is a familiar           E-mail Send to
                                                    face around here as she has interned in              Address
                                                    the office and both the Demonstration                Seattle tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue
                                                    Garden and Children’s Garden.                        North, Room 120, Seattle, Washington 98103
                                                       Carrie replaces Emi Morgan who re-                Seattle Tilth Newsletter
                                                    cently finished her MBA from the Bain-                   Bill Thorness Editor
                                                                                                             Sarah Kulfan Design/Production
                                                    bridge Graduate Institute. Emi worked
                                                                                                         The Seattle tilth Newsletter is published by the
                                                    with us for 18 months; thank you Emi!                Seattle tilth Association. Readers are encouraged to
                                                                                                         submit articles, ideas for articles, original artwork,
                                                                                                         and other commentary. All material should be
                                                                                                         mailed c/o The Newsletter to the address above or
                                                     tilth \'tilth\ n [ME, fr. OE, fr. tilian to till]   e-mailed to Submissions
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                                                      (bef. 12c) 1 : quality of cultivated soil          the right to edit for interest, length, and style.
                                                     2 : cultivation of wisdom and the spirit
Aug/Sept 2008                                       SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN                                                     pAge 3

                                                                                              Great Mid-summer
Growing Gardens, Growing Pains:                                                               Harvest in Tilth Gardens
An Update on Tilth’s Renovation Plans                                                         Katie Pencke, Garden Coordinator
Karen Luetjen, Executive Director              fenced-off construction site, so we decid-     Our mid-summer harvest in the Tilth
During our 30th Anniversary year there         ed to remove the unfinished benches.           gardens was bountiful, with lettuce, arti-
has been much to celebrate, from Anna              Moving forward, our priority is to se-     chokes, garlic, cabbage and favas.
Lappé’s talk to the launch of programs in      cure the long-term presence of Seattle            By June we were harvesting lots of
Issaquah. There are so many opportuni-         Tilth in both Wallingford gardens, which       lettuce, which had been sown and trans-
ties to take our unique programs to adults     will require further public outreach, care-    planted into the garden in the early spring.
and children all over the region.              ful coordination with city officials and ac-   Most lettuces are cool season crops. As
    Our Demonstration Garden and Chil-         tion by Seattle City Council.                  temperatures increase, their lifecycle
dren’s Garden in Wallingford also have             The results of the Community Plan-         speeds up and the lettuce stretches up-
been growing. These teaching gardens are       ning Process are published in a beauti-        wards, often going to seed and turning
integral to Seattle Tilth’s history, mission   ful booklet called the Garden Renovation       the leaves bitter.
and presence in the community, so I’d like     Plan. It was written by Project Manager           Our artichokes were ready by early July.
to provide a brief update.                     Nicole Kistler, designed by Heidi Smets,       On the artichoke, we’re actually eating the
    Last November, we launched an eight-       and features Allison Orr’s original water-     immature flower bud. We watch the buds
month Community Planning Process for                                                          and harvest when the petals slightly loos-
improvements in our Wallingford teach-                                                        en, but before the flower opens. If your
ing gardens, funded by a $15,000 Neigh-                                                       timing was off, enjoy the brilliant purple
borhood Matching Fund grant from the                                                          thistle-like flowers that attract bees and
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.                                                          butterflies to the garden.
We engaged both the city’s Parks Depart-                                                         We had three garlic beds in the Wall-
ment and the surrounding community.                                                           ingford garden, and expected a mid-sum-
The process resulted in a conceptual plan                                                     mer harvest. Garlic, as well as onions and
that will guide us in obtaining permission                                                    shallots, are ready to harvest when sev-
from city officials for garden improve-                                                       eral lower leaves yellow and dry. We pull
ments. As part of that planning, we con-                                                      the bulbs and let them cure in a cool, dry
tacted city officials about renewing our                                                      place until the skins, leaves and stems are
long-term lease for the Wallingford Dem-                                                      completely dry.
onstration Garden, seeking a lease for the                                                       The Bradner garden produced a great
Children’s Garden and gaining approval                                                        harvest of green cabbage. It was started
for our long-range plans.                                                                     in the Tilth greenhouse in January, and
    Concurrently, we collaborated with                                                        set out under a cloche (a portable, plastic-
the UW Design/Build Studio to build the                                                       covered hoop house) in mid-March.
first garden improvements. The Studio’s                                                          Finally, our fava beans in the Walling-
involvement was mentioned in numer-            colors. See pages 4-5 for an overview of       ford garden neared maturity by mid-July.
ous communications with city officials         potential improvements. (You can view a        Favas are ready to eat when the beans swell
and neighborhood groups. In April, the         PDF of the 80-page booklet in the “About       inside the pods and point downward. For
Studio began installing a covered teach-       Us” section of our Web site.)                  storage or seed saving, harvest the beans
ing space in the Demonstration Garden,            We are confident that Parks supports        when the pods are black and dried.
which would have benches and be remi-          our mission and will work with us to se-          The produce harvested from both the
niscent of an airy trellis. The UW students    cure an agreement and solve our redesign       Wallingford and Bradner demonstration
also began constructing a garden shed in       needs so that we can continue our educa-       gardens is shared with the garden crew vol-
the Children’s Garden.                         tional services in 2009 and beyond.            unteers and local food banks. Thank you
    Some of you may have seen the two             So, along with our 30th Anniversary         to everyone who helps make our gardens
partially-constructed projects in our          year, we are laying the ground work for        beautiful and productive.
Wallingford gardens and wondered why           our 60th anniversary, and the support of
they are not yet finished. Unfortunately,      our community partners is essential. I’ll
in late May, Parks officials required us to    keep you in the loop as the negotiations
stop work on both projects pending fur-        continue. If you have any questions, don’t
ther approvals. In the garden, we faced        hesitate to call me at (206) 632-1999 or
the possibility of many months with a          write me at
pAge 4                                         SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN   Aug/Sept 2008

  A New Vision for Tilth
  in Wallingford
  This conceptual plan for improvements to our Wall-
  ingford teaching gardens appears in the Seattle
  Tilth Garden Renovation Plan, available online at The plan was
  developed during the eight-month Community
  Planning Process described on page 3.
     Turning this conceptual plan into reality is
  a long-term goal that we expect to implement in
  stages. Thank you to everyone contributing to the
  planning process, and we welcome additional feed-
  back on these ideas.
Aug/Sept 2008   SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN   pAge 5
pAge 6                                                   SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN                                                  Aug/Sept 2008

                                                                                                     Eat Your View! incorporate food and
                          Naked                     are too dumb to decide not to germinate,
                                                                                                     medicines into your organic landscape.
                          Gardener:                 and that there must be some sinister hand        use our services to make your yard work
                          Beans and                 of insurrection at work here. An external        manageable, or let us do it all; and you can
                                                    agency, bent on undermining the horti-
                          Butterflies               cultural establishment and attacking
                                                                                                     harvest all year long. You can have a 50 ft diet!
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                            dening friend who       doubt it, actually.                              Rain Barrels. 60 gallon, food clean, fully
                            had trouble grow-           You might also attack the “bean indus-       assembled with brass fittings and removable
                            ing his beans this      trial action” theory on the grounds that         mesh screen. Available in black, terra cotta
year that he had heard from other gar-              these beans we have planted this year—           and blue. excellent value, only $65 plus tax
dening friends of his that they had trou-           and are failing to grow this year—are the        each (delivery and installation available).
ble growing beans this year, too. Since I           innocent offspring of last year’s beans,         Call or e-mail me, Dan Borba, at 253-272-8173,
                                                                                            harvesting the
also had trouble growing beans this year,           and so can have no conception (in their
                                                                                                     rain since 1999.
I’m wondering if it’s a general problem.            bean-brains) of what germination is, let
    I wonder if lots of folks are having            alone any objections to going through the        Green Light Gardening. Specializing in
trouble growing beans this year.                    process on the grounds that it’s boring          child-friendly and bird-friendly gardens with
                                                                                                     year-round beauty. Consultation, design,
    If this is the case, it’s likely to be caused   and dull old stuff.
                                                                                                     and pruning lessons. emily, 206-523-1774,
by the weather I suppose, although that’s               To that I say: consider the Monarch
really just speculation on my part. It              butterfly. They migrate over distances so
could just as easily be caused by Mars be-          vast it takes them several generations to        Worm composting on the Eastside? Red
                                                                                                     wigglers for sale. Call Judy, 425-868-2694, or
ing in retrograde (which I’ve often heard           complete the journey. Those that start
is a BAD THING, not that anyone can do              never finish, and those that finish are, I
anything about it) or maybe the beans are           believe, a couple of generations removed         See your garden with new eyes. offering
just fed up. Perhaps the beans are tired of         from them. And then, the butterflies that        experienced, educated and thoughtful garden
                                                                                                     coaching and consulting arborist services.
germinating in the same old boring way              begin the return journey have never taken
                                                                                                     Katy at 206-351-1375 or
year after year, and decided this year to           that journey or visited their destination
down tools.                                         and yet they invariably arrive. It’s quite       Chef’s private garden now accepting
    “Down tools,” I recently learned, is an         amazing, and especially so given that            applications for full- or part-time field
expression not well-known in this coun-             travel writing amongst the Monarch but-          hands and interns looking to gain farming
                                                                                                     experience in a transitional environment.
try. At least, it was not known to the NPR          terflies is lamentably backward and their
                                                                                                     Applicant will work hand-in-hand with the
host talking with the English folk-singer           maps simply unusable.
                                                                                                     chef, maintaining the link between farm and
who used the expression during her re-                  But back to the beans.                       table. This is an excellent learning experience,
cent on-air interview. It means, literally,             We persist, my fellow gardeners and          and will help this small farm grow. Duties
to put down your tools. You stop work-              I, in attempting to grow them. I’ve got a        include planting, weeding and harvesting for
ing, and you do so in protest. Everyone             few seedlings struggling up into the blaz-       daily restaurant operation, maintaining field
in Britain knows the expression because             ing sunlight of mid-July, but it’s a poor        during growing season, and helping develop
they grow up with it, hearing it on the             showing and the crop will be meager.             a winter planting schedule. garden is 3 acres.
radio news, and reading it in the papers.           Once again I’m grateful for the fact that        Must be self-motivated and have a strong
Tool downing happens when workers are               I do not have to depend entirely upon my         work ethic. Morning schedule preferred.
troubled by some aspect of their working            success as a gardener to provide food for        Wage negotiable. Contact bscheehser@
conditions and other methods of negotia-            my family’s table.                     
tion have failed to improve the situation.              I’m grateful also for the rhubarb, rasp-
    Tool downing is quite different from            berries, tomatoes, lettuces and other veg-              Calvin Creasey :
swan upping, which is a ceremonial cen-             etables that are doing very well, thank you.
sus of the swans on the River Thames,               The earth is bounteous, and it’s like they                gardener
held about this time of year since the              always say: what you lose on the beans you
12th Century. According to Flanders and             gain on the rutabagas.
Swann, 20th century British funnymen,
                                                                                                           Free consultation for Tilth
swan upping at Downham was sometimes                                                                                members
followed by swan downing at Upham.                  Classifieds                                           Complete services. No space
    But back to the beans.                                                                                         too small.
                                                    Cynthia Creasey, real estate agent
    I know that some of you will be scoffing        specializing in gardens that come with houses                206-789-6456
at the idea that beans could, of their own          in Seattle. Call 206-276-8292, Lake & Co. Real       The best plants, grandly grown
volition, take collective action of the sort        estate.
I’m suggesting. You will argue that beans
Aug/Sept 2008                                     SeAttLe tiLth ASSoCiAtioN                                                        pAge 7

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Hot Questions from The Garden Hotline                                                           One final thought: in some instances
Contact the Hotline at 206-633-0224 or                               mildew can simply go untreated. For ex-
                                                                                             ample, in this case, the mildew is attack-
This past spring I tore up my lawn and           Since your plants already have pow-         ing the leaves, but not the actual grapes
put in my first vegetable garden. The        dery mildew, we’ll focus on management          and squash, so your harvest will generally
other day I noticed my squash and grape      options, rather than prevention:                not be affected.
leaves had white powder all over them            • Good air circulation is crucial in           Call the Garden Hotline at (206)
and some leaves were curled up and           controlling all fungal diseases. Thin the       633-0224, Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.
brown. What is happening here?               leaves and move anything that may block         to 5 p.m., or e-mail us at help@garden-
    It sounds like one of the Northwest’s    air flow.                              And check out our new Web
most common plant problems has found             • Remove any severely affected leaves to    site:
your garden. The white powder on your        decrease the number of spores. Put these
plants is powdery mildew. The mildew         leaves in your yard waste bin, not your
is caused by a fungus that thrives when      home compost pile. Such piles often do not
plants dry out—in regions with hot days      get hot enough to kill the pathogen.
and cool nights. Hundreds of different           • Check to see that the soil has adequate
fungi cause powdery mildews. These fun-      moisture and never fully dries out. To do
gi are host-specific, meaning that they      so, stick your finger at least two inches in
infect, and can not survive without, one     the soil. When the top inch of the soil has
particular plant species. A stressed plant   dried out, it is time to water again. Avoid
is more susceptible to the disease as the    overhead watering to minimize the spread
                                                             of the spores. (Drip and
                                                             soaker hoses are a great way
                                                             to help prevent the spread
                                                             of diseases in a garden.)
                                                                 One further control tip:
                                                             avoid late summer applica-
                                                             tions of high-nitrogen fer-
                                                             tilizer to limit the produc-
                                                             tion of new, susceptible
                                                                 If the problem won’t go
                                                             away, apply a mixture of
                                                             baking soda, soap and wa-
fungal spores of powdery mildew produce      ter to your leaves. This mixture does not
mycelia which thrive on dry, stressed leaf   kill existing spores, but it will help pre-
surfaces in our humid summers.               vent further spreading. Mix one teaspoon
   As with any pest or disease problem,      of baking soda and four drops of biode-
the first step to managing powdery mil-      gradable soap with one quart of water
dew is to prevent it by planting fungus-     and spray on the leaves, making sure to
resistant varieties.                         thoroughly cover the entire leaf.
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                                               Children and adults can grow their gardening                                                           oct. 23. We’re bringing back a signature tilth
                                               skills and have fun in tilth workshops, camps                                                         event—join us!
                                               and programs. From toddlers to teens, there is
                                               something for every kid. Adults can get a fall                                                        Tour Area Farms at
                                               salad garden started.                                                                                 Sept. 27 Harvest Celebration
                                               please note: lower member prices are shown                                                            touch the soil of local farms and see how a
                                               first on the listings, and pre-registration is re-                                                     professional grows veggies as area farmers
                                               quired. Visit or call (206)                                                      open their fields to the public on Saturday,
                                               633-5045, ext. 2 for registration details.                                                            Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                               Children’s programs:                                                                                  The harvest Celebration Farm tour, now in
                                                                                                                                                     its 10th year, works with many local growers
                                               garden Detectives Week-long Camp. Aug.
                                                                                                                                                     to provide on-farm demonstrations and agri-
                                               4-8. Age group: 5-6 years. $155/$190.
                                                                                                                                                     cultural learning for children and adults. The
                                               preschool Morning programs. Sessions con-                                                             event includes field walks, hay rides, corn maz-
                                               tinue through Aug. 22. Age group: 3-5 years,        Jessica Heiman waters the “20 Bed,” installed
                                                                                                                                                     es and food tastings.
                                               with parents. $40/$50 (plus $20 for additional      to celebrate the Children’s Garden’s 20th year,
                                                                                                   which will be celebrated with a reunion and       For more information and directions to the
                                               sibling ages 1-2).
                                                                                                                                                     farms, visit
                                               Junior garden Counselor program. Sessions           picnic on Saturday, Aug. 9, 4-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     HarvestCelebration.html or call (206) 205-3206.
                                               continue through Aug. 25. Age group: 10-14          The programs are sponsored by the City of is-
                                               years. half-day (morning) programs through          saquah’s Resource Conservation office.            Help With Community
                                               Aug. 25, $90/$120; Full-day programs through        Aug. 19 – Fall Salad gardening                    Fruit Tree Harvest
                                               Aug. 11, $130/$160.
                                                                                                   Sept. 23 – Wildlife Friendly gardening for Nat-   Fruit is a valuable community resource, and
                                               garden Adventure Day Camps. Sessions con-           ural pest Control                                 this year Solid ground will again be coordinat-
                                               tinue through Aug. 11. Age group: 6-10 years.                                                         ing the Community Fruit tree harvest. You
                                                                                                   october tBA – putting the garden to Bed
                                               $155/$190.                                                                                            can help.
                                                                                                   garden hotline Clinics at the issaquah Farm-
                                               peewee Classes for toddlers. Sessions contin-                                                         to volunteer to harvest or deliver fruit, or to
                                                                                                   ers Market – Saturdays (Aug. 16, Sept. 20, oct.
                                               ue through Aug. 27. Age group: 1-2 years, with                                                        join a neighborhood harvest or tree mapping
                                                                                                   11), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                               parents. $20/$30.                                                                                     project, call Lettuce Link at (206) 694-6746 or
                                               garden Detectives. Sessions continue through        Upcoming Tilth 30th                               e-mail
                                               Aug. 29. Age group: 5-6 years. each class is two
                                               afternoons. $40/$50.                                Anniversary Events
                                               Adult gardening Classes:                            Children’s Garden 20th
                                               Aug. 23 – Fall Salad gardening, $15/$20. good       Anniversary Reunion & Picnic
                                               Shepherd Center.                                    Saturday, Aug. 9, 4 - 8 p.m.
                                                                                                   Meridian Park at North 50th St.
                                               Issaquah Programs:
                                               Seattle tilth’s new issaquah classes are held
                                                                                                   Seattle Tilth Harvest
                                               tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., meeting in the pick-
                                                                                                   Fair: Your Locally Grown
                                               ering garden. Classes are free but pre-regis-
                                                                                                   Food Festival & Tomato Tasting
                                                                                                   Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                               tration is required by calling (425) 837-3428.
                                                                                                   Meridian Park at North 50th St.

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