Growing Groceries Media

Media Alert for the 2019-2020 Growing Groceries Program

Master Gardeners can help promote the Growing Groceries program in King County. We need your help to publicize the Growing Groceries educational series to the communities in which you live, work and play. Interested persons may register for the entire class series for an integrated, comprehensive learning experience or select one or more individual classes to brush up on specific topics.

The 11-class series begins on October 9, 2019 at The Grange in Issaquah, and also at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill in Seattle, beginning on October 22, 2019. Registration is required. You may find the class schedule, links to register and details at http://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries

We are very appreciative of your help in informing your community about these classes which support the Master Gardener outreach efforts to meet the ever-increasing interest in home food production. Thank you in advance.

Below is some sample text for you to use in your posts along with tweets and images.

Blog messages to post:

SHORT version:

King County Master Gardeners present Growing Groceries, an educational series about growing healthy vegetables using research-based sustainable gardening methods. It starts October 9, 2019 at The Grange, 145 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah and on October 22 at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S in Seattle on Beacon Hill adjacent to Link light rail. See full program descriptions, dates and times at http://www.mgfkc.org/resources/growinggroceries. Register for the series ($55) or for individual classes ($5).

LONG version:

The WSU King County Extension Master Gardener Program announces its second season of Growing Groceries classes, all designed for the novice or intermediate vegetable gardener. This series of 11 classes (enroll for one, any, or all) features Master Gardener faculty who will help you learn essential gardening practices to grow your own healthy food using research-based, sustainable gardening practices.

Classes focus on major groups of vegetables and cultural strategies—from the principles of vegetable gardening in our maritime climate to the basics of soil preparation, garden design, variety selection, cultural requirements, major diseases and pests, pest management techniques, and harvesting strategies.

The series begins on October 9 at The Grange in Issaquah, and at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill in Seattle beginning on October 22. Registration is required.

Details for each location and for each class are at http://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries. Also find a link to register for classes, which are only $5 per class.

LONG version 2:

WSU Extension King County Master Gardeners present Growing Groceries, an educational series of eleven classes on growing healthy vegetables using research-based sustainable gardening methods. Classes are designed for the novice or intermediate vegetable gardener and start in October.

Topics include soil preparation, garden design, and seed starting as well as the main edible plant families (alliums, brassicas, legumes and nightshades), which are taught coincident with their planting times. Classes will encompass topics from the principles of vegetable gardening in our maritime climate to variety selection, cultural requirements, major diseases and pests, pest management techniques, and harvesting strategies.

Taught by King County Master Gardeners, classes will be held at The Grange, 145 NE Gilman Blvd in Issaquah beginning October 9th and beginning October 22nd at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S in Seattle on Beacon Hill adjacent to Link light rail. See full program descriptions at http://www.mgfkc.org/resources/growinggroceries. Register for the series ($55) or for individual classes ($5).

TWEET to share:

Growing Groceries classes for vegetable gardeners. Each class $5. Eleven classes on the Eastside in Issaquah run from October 2019 thru May 2020 and in Seattle on Beacon Hill, October 2019 thru July 2020. Register at http://www.mgfkc.org/resources/growinggroceries.

FACEBOOK Post to show your interest:

Learn to grow fresh vegetables year around in your own garden! Growing Groceries classes on crop plants include selection, requirements, major diseases and pests, and classes on designing your garden to grow your own food and how to care for your soil. Eleven classes at two separate locations so you can choose which classes, when and where. Eastside at The Grange in Issaquah or in Seattle on Beacon Hill. $5 per class or sign up for them all and see all the details at http://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries. Classes start October 9. Act soon!

ATTACHMENTS: Below are images you may find useful, the Growing Groceries logo, the 2019-2020 Growing Groceries rackcard to handout or post, and some fun vegetables photos to add color and remind readers of this program.

 

Growing Groceries logo: a logo for the program. Right-click to select the image, then choose “Save image as …” to download the image to use.

Growing Groceries

Growing Groceries 2-sided card on one side for you to print on 8.5”x11” page. Card link: http://www.mgfkc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rack-card-screenshot.pdf

Fun veggie photos with the Growing Groceries logo to brighten your posts. Right-click to select the image, then choose “Save image as …” to download the image to use.

Growing Groceries - Market Basket of Veggies
Growing Groceries - Winter Squash
Growing Groceries - Beets in Color




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