Free Seminar: Year Round Vegetable Gardening – Sky Nursery

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Hey local peeps! Two important (and related) announcements! First, I am a featured farmer in the new book Backyard Roots by photographer/author Lori Eanes. My little backyard homestead is one of thirty-five West Coast gardens and backyards farms in the book, each well described and gorgeously photographed. If you have plenty of “How To Grow [Continue Reading...]

Big Wheel Keep On Turning…

This past weekend I ran up to the thrift store to look for new puzzles for family game night. Next door to my destination – Value Village – was the City Markeplace, an indoor, weekend-only flea market I’d never seen before. I was there with my friend and our four kids (combined total) and we [Continue Reading...]

Weekend Inspiration: Sunset Mag’s One Block Diet Blog

There’s some great stuff coming up this weekend. Today (Sat, Feb. 12) I highly recommend you stop into Sky Nursery from 9am – 4pm for their annual prune-a-thon. Lots of great info and demonstrations of pruning. Cass Turnbull and others will be speaking.  Check the Calendar for details and schedule. If you’re going to be near [Continue Reading...]

Worm Composting Class At Sky Nursery

This past Saturday (February 5th) a free class on Worm Composting was offered at Sky by nursery employee Emily Wilkins. She has been Seattle Tilth certified as a Master Composter. The class covered the benefits of worm castings, how to use castings and worm compost tea in the garden, how to set up a new [Continue Reading...]

Weekend Inspiration

Just a reminder – Sky Nursery in Shoreline is hosting a free seminar today, Saturday February 5th from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Vermicomposting. Hope to see you there! Needing a little inspiration? Check out this gorgeous urban garden in Chicago. It’s the kitchen garden in Grant Park.  Follow the link for additional pictures [Continue Reading...]

Edible Garden Design Class at Sky Nursury

Today I attended my second class of the weekend at Sky nursery (the first was a fruit tree grafting demo). The Sky seminar room and I are getting so close, we should really think about moving in together. Brad Halm and Colin McCrate of the Seattle Urban Farm Company (these are the people who designed [Continue Reading...]

Fruit Tree Grafting Class at Sky Nursury

I went back to Sky for another Saturday of fruit tree education. Bill Davis of the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation took point and was assisted by Dan Vorhis of Sky (you may remember him from last weeks pruning class). The lecture portion of this class wasn’t as rewarding as the pruning class last week. [Continue Reading...]

Sky Nursery Fruit Tree Pruning Seminar

Today’s 90 minute long class on fruit tree pruning at Sky Nursery in Shoreline was clearly more popular than the good people at the nursery predicted.  I counted chairs for 60, and well over 100 piled into the room.  Dan Vorhis took the class thru the basics of open center and central leader pruning techniques [Continue Reading...]