Monthly Archives: February 2016

Permaculture education – Beacon Food Forest

We recently heard about these coming classes:
Date: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (Pre Registration Required)

Early season vegetable seeds and plant cuttings propagation. Start some cool weather veggies, and start fruit shrubs from cuttings. Bring some home! For more info:

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Fruit Tree Pruning with City Fruit and BFF Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016 From 10 a.m. – noon. (Pre Registration Required.) Learn the reasons for pruning, the theory behind different cuts, as well as what tools are necessary and how to care for them. Pruning practice with the help of food forest stewards. Location: the Beacon Food Forest: S. Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South


There’ll be more classes this spring: Composting, Perennial vegetables, Mushroom Cultivation, Harvesting local native plants and weeds, Social permaculture, Earth Activism, and more …

2016 Gardening Classes? Here’s one —

FreewayEstates Community Orchard Young Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Watch a seasoned professional pruner discuss different strategies and then prune the young old trees in the Orchard. Test your knowledge and learn new skills. This is an opportunity to watch how an expert chooses and creates the design of the fruit tree.

The orchard and classes are at NE 60th St and 6th Ave NE, just south of NE 65th and next to the sound wall on the west side of I-5. Plenty of parking along NE 6th. Nearby buses: 26, 16, 66.

Instructor Ingela Wanerstrand has been a professional pruner for over 20 years, has a permaculture certification and she teaches numerous workshops. She also teaches in the Horticulture program at Edmonds Community College.

Suggested donation is $12.00 per family. Net proceeds benefit the Orchard project. contact info: Ruth Callard – freewayestatescommunityorchard at