Each year more and more people are discovering the advantages and benefits of growing their own food. Nothing tastes better than fresh picked fruits and vegetables and nothing is more satisfying than knowing you grew it yourself. Join the experts at Molbak’s on Saturday, March 3 for a day of free seminars and lots of expert advice to learn how to get started growing your own crops.
Larry Davis, King County Master Gardener and berry expert, kicks off the day at 10 a.m. with an hour-long presentation, Bountiful Berries. Davis will cover the basics: selecting, planting, staking, caring for and pruning a wide variety of berry plants with a special emphasis on blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Attendees will learn which varieties are best suited for and most productive in our Pacific Northwest climate.
The fun continues at 12 p.m. with Willi Galloway, author, blogger (http://www.digginfood.com/) and radio talk show guest (KUOW 94.9’s Greendays program) leading a seminar on seed starting. Galloway takes the mystery out of starting seeds and shows how easy, inexpensive and rewarding home vegetable gardening can be when you start from scratch. Galloway will also stay to sign copies of her new garden-to-table handbook, Grow. Cook. Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening.
Gardening legend Ed Hume, Ed Hume Seeds rounds out the day with a personal appearance in the seed department of Molbak’s Garden Store. Hume will be available to answer questions, assist customers with their seed selections and sign seed packets from 12:30-2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet a giant in the industry.
For more information visit http://www.molbaks.com/events.html
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