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Growing Groceries Mentor Training

February 1, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 15, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

$160 – $210

Growing groceries verticallyLocal and regional experts will share the latest research-based practices on topics including how to choose a site, building healthy soil, starting from seed, the importance of compost, irrigation, managing pests, vertical and small space gardening, food safety and more. The 2014 course begins Feb. 1 in Everett, Wash. The deadline to apply is Jan. 24.

Training will include five classroom sessions 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 1 and 15 and March 1, 15 and 29, at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Four hands-on, in-the-garden sessions will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 19, May 17, June 21 and July 19, locations to be announced.

Teachers can earn up to 37 Northwest Educational Service District clock hours. Tuition for the volunteer mentor track is $160 and includes a commitment of 35 hours. Tuition with no volunteer commitment is $210.

Applications are available online at For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or

Here’s a story on how the Growing Groceries program is changing lives.


Sharon Collman, WSU Extension, 425-357-6025,

Kate Halstead, WSU Extension, 360-794-6081,


February 1, 2014 @ 8:30 am
March 15, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
$160 – $210


WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium
600 – 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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(425) 338-2400


Sharon Collman
(425) 357-6025
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