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Get Ready to Grow Fresh Food

Seattle Tilth’s March Edible Plant Sale Jump Starts Spring Garden Season

Find out all about our March Edible Plant Sale on March 17 at Magnuson Park.

Mar 02, 2012

Seattle is a hot spot for urban agriculture and local food. To jump start the food growing season, Seattle Tilth is bringing together over 150 different plant varieties for sale at our March Edible Plant Sale. The event is full of educational opportunities and takes place on Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Magnuson Park (6310 NE 74th St Seattle, WA - get directions).

Our maritime climate makes it easy to grow plants and early spring is an ideal time to get started, yet many gardeners miss out. The March Edible Plant Sale specializes in plants perfect for planting now.

Plants Delight from Garden to Table
Our plants are grown locally using organic and sustainable practices, healthy for you and the environment. Choose from a diverse selection of culinary herbs, organic vegetable plant starts, fruit trees and shrubs. See our website for plant lists and learn more about our growers. Select from: 

§  Easy-to-grow plants for beginners such as lettuce, greens and peas

§  Exotic, rare and heirloom plants will excite more experienced gardeners including asparagus, horseradish, artichokes, onions and broccoli

§  Nutrition champs collards, kale, Swiss chard and spinach

§  Sweet and sour delights rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries and other fruit shrubs and trees

§  Highlights for foodies include edible flowers, bulbing fennel, red scallions, Romanesco broccoli and dozens of culinary herbs 

§  Garden supplies including Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, seeds, our books “Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” and “Your Farm in the City,” and cloche kits.

Learn More, Grow Better
Seattle Tilth is known for its educational expertise in urban agriculture. There will be free educational presentations, plant information, educators available to answer questions and educational fliers.

Presentations:
11 a.m. “Start Your Garden Early: Cloches, Season Extension & Spring Plants by Falaah Jones, garden educator

Noon    “Kid-friendly Urban Farms: Six Plants Your Picky Eater Will Love!” by Lisa Taylor, children’s garden educator and author of “Your Farm in the City”

1 p.m.   “Grow & Eat Superfoods by Leika Suzumura, Community Kitchens NW nutritionist and Maren Neldam, children’s garden educator

Three Plant Sales
The March Edible Plant Sale is the first in a trio of plant sales offered by Seattle Tilth this year. May 5 and 6 is our May Edible Plant Sale -- the largest edible plant sale in the region offering an astounding selection of organic and locally grown edible plants focusing on summer crops. May 12 is our Eastside Edible Plant Sale in Issaquah.

Get Involved!

§  Volunteer. Participating is fun and rewarding.

§  Early Bird Plant Sale, Friday, March 16, 5:30-7 p.m., $25. Get first pick of the plants while raising additional funds for Seattle Tilth.

§  Support Garden Education. Proceeds benefit Seattle Tilth’s innovative educational programs including children’s garden education, job training for youth, farmer education for immigrants, refugees and low-income individuals and resource conservation.

§  Take a Class. Seattle Tilth offers over 100 classes on organic gardening, permaculture, food preservation, urban livestock and children’s garden education.

 The March Edible Plant Sale is a great way to get your spring garden started and to take advantage of the robust food growing community in our area.

 

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