ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE with your ticket. DIG IN and turn your garden dreams into reality!

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Colin McCrate

Owner, Seattle Urban Farm Co and co-author, High-Yield Garden Planner and Food Grown Right

Colin McCrate has been growing food organically for the past 15 years and has designed and managed projects ranging from multi-acre farms to small backyard gardens. The author of two books; Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard (Mountaineers Books, 2012) and The High-Yield Garden Planner (Storey Publishing, 2015); he believes that urban food production can help increase public awareness of environmental, health, and social issues. As the founder and owner of Seattle Urban Farm Company, he has helped guide hundreds of urban farmers through the design, construction and management of their own edible landscapes. Seattle Urban Farm Company’s work has been featured in The Seattle Times, Sunset Magazine, Garden Design Magazine, Outside Magazine and Bon Appetit. He serves as a faculty member in Edmonds Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture Education program and lectures on seasonally appropriate garden topics at events across the region.


Drip Irrigation for the Vegetable Garden and Landscape

Drip irrigation is an incredible way to conserve water, improve plant health, save time and reduce expenses. Get a close look at the benefits of drip irrigation and explore the technical aspects in detail: which type of system to use for your application, how to install, how to manage it through the season and how to repair it. Colin takes the mystery out of drip irrigation and shows how simple and approachable it really is.

Sunday, Feb 26 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow