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Classes for Adults

Take a look at our schedule of hands-on classes in veggie gardening, urban livestock, permaculture, food preservation, teacher training and special topics!

Gain new skills and knowledge through our hands-on classes!

Seattle Tilth's adult education program emphasizes experiential learning. Our expert instructors are passionate about the topics they teach and prepare participants to apply new methods outside the classroom.

Be more self-sufficient in your garden, kitchen or yard! Help create a more equitable and sustainable local food system and safeguard our natural resources by signing up for a class today.


See a list of upcoming classes, check out a calendar of classes by month or download our catalog.

We'll continue to add more classes throughout the year, so check back often!


We offer classes on a broad range of topics that can be taken individually or grouped by season or topic.

  • Veggie Gardening
    Fundamentals of Organic Gardening Part 1 is a great place to learn the foundations of organic gardening, and Part 2 puts that into practice with hands-on workshops. Or, jump into a specific topic like Start Seeds Indoors and Start Your Fall and Winter Garden.Chicken in Arms
  • Urban Livestock
    These classes will help you decide if you want to introduce chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats or bees to your urban farm and give you the skills you need to get started.
  • Kitchen Classes
    Learn to can and pickle your own fruits and vegetables, make herbal products and cook with wild plants that you forage yourself!
  • Permaculture & Sustainable Landscapes
    Ever wanted to grow mushrooms or native plants? GEWWe offer a variety of classes to take you beyond annual veggie gardening. Sign up for our new Introduction to Permaculture class or delve further with our popular Permaculture Design Course.
  • Teacher Trainings & Intensive Courses
    We offer Garden Educator Workshops for teachers, parents and school volunteers interested in bringing garden education to their school. We also offer courses for professionals and anyone looking to improve their knowledge of subjects like food preservation or permaculture.
  • Downtown Parks Classes - FREE!
    Learn how to compost and grow salads, herbs and vegetables in containers year-round. These classes are perfect for apartment dwellers.



Please contact our education program assistant Maureen McGregor at (206) 633-0451 ext. 128 or


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