The deadline to sign up for the Growing Groceries mentor training is Feb. 1. Tuition is $135 for those who volunteer at least 35 hours over the next year or $185 for those who don't; go to http://growinggroceries.wsu.edu.
Classroom training will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9, 23, March 9 and 23, at Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. In addition, there will be four in-the-garden sessions: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 20, May 18, June 15 and July 20; locations will be announced.
The Growing Groceries program's goal is to increase community access to fresh, healthy food by training volunteer mentors to share their food-growing knowledge with others.
In addition to Kerr, local and regional experts will share the latest research-based practices on topics such as choosing a site, building healthy soil, starting from seed, composting, irrigating, managing pests, vertical and small space gardening, food safety and more.
For more information, contact Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension Educator, 425-357-6025 or email@example.com. For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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