And, in particular, information about using coffee grounds in compost can be found at the WSU website.
The King County Conservation District will process up to five free soil tests (lifetime, per address.)
To learn more (including how to send the samples and how to take a sample) contact the district. Worried about heavy metals? The Department of Ecology has an interactive webpage to check services available at your specific address.
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: http://beaconfoodforest.org/education/classes/start-your-garden-feb-2016/
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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. http://beaconfoodforest.org/education/classes/fruit-tree-pruning-march-2016/ Location: the Beacon Food Forest: S. Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South
DRESS for the WEATHER!
There’ll be more classes this spring: Composting, Perennial vegetables, Mushroom Cultivation, Harvesting local native plants and weeds, Social permaculture, Earth Activism, and more …