Growing Groceries Media

Media Alert for the 2020-2021 Growing Groceries Program

Growing Groceries

Master Gardeners can help promote the Growing Groceries program in King County. To publicize the Growing Groceries educational series to the communities in which you live, work and play, use the text below create posts and blogs for social media and web pages. These posts can reach persons interested in registering for the class series or for an individual class on a specific topic.

The 12-class series begins on October 7, 2020 and classes are available online via the Zoom platform. Pre-registration is required, and you may find the class schedule https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries.

We hope you will help inform 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 integrated series of classes about growing healthy vegetables using research-based sustainable gardening methods. It starts October 7, 2020 and classes are accessed online via the Zoom platform. See full program descriptions, dates and times at https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries. Pre-registration is required for the classes with a suggested minimum suggested donation of $5.

LONG version:

The WSU King County Extension Master Gardener Program announces its third season of Growing Groceries classes, all classes are offered to the general public and ideal for the beginner to intermediate home gardener. This series of 12 classes features Master Gardener faculty to help you learn essential gardening practices to grow your own healthy food. Classes focus on gardening practices based on current science, and appropriate for our environment. Class content is taught at the appropriate time of year when it can be immediately applied in the garden. Classes will cover the 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 7 and pre-registration is required with a suggested minimum suggested donation of $5. Details to register for each class are at https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries.

TWEET to share:

Growing Groceries classes for vegetable gardeners. Twelve classes on Zoom from October 2020 thru May 2021. Pre-register for each class, suggested donation $5, find details at https://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. Twelve classes and you can choose which classes. Pre-register for each class. See all the details at https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries. Classes start October 7. Act soon!

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

Download a copy of our flyer to share: Growing Groceries Classes 2020–2021

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

Growing Groceries

Growing Groceries

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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