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Garden Help

#SpoCOOL / Spokane /

Looking for garden resources"? Check out these classes, presentations, and volunteer offerings:

1. Master Gardener
The WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Resource Center contains resources about variety of topics related to gardening in the northwest. You can also contact Master Gardeners by phone or email to have your gardening questions answered. I had a chance to visit this facility a few years ago. It is an amazing resource. The Master Gardener program also offers several classes. See their website for more information.

Location: 222 N Havana, Spokane WA 99202

2. Institute for Extended Learning (IEL)
IEL offers several cooking, gardening, and home improvement classes, and much more. Look at this new offering: “The Green Gardener”—design a yard and garden that is water efficient, organic, and beautiful! Learn how to incorporate the principals of the xeriscaping and permaculture by taking advantage of natural systems; selecting native and drought tolerant plants, and designing appropriate and efficient irrigation systems and watering techniques.

3. One World Community Kitchen
This Community Kitchen is looking for volunteers for their community garden. “Our garden is a community effort. We plan to produce food for the One World Spokane kitchen and plant rows for low income residents and community food banks.”

Location: Corner of 1st Ave and Pittsburg Street, across the alley from the One World kitchen.

4. Seeds of Change: A Local Food Systems Educational Series
Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails presents “A Local Food Systems Educational Series” free with the donation of food or seeds. Here is a look at the topics to be presented starting, April 16, 2009. View their Facebook page “Seed of Change” for more information.


  • Food Fight: Revolution Never Tasted So Good

  • Seeds of Hope: Models for Urban Agriculture and DIRT

  • Beyond Organic: Building Community

  • Food: A Global and Local Issue

  • Cultivating Change & Food From the Hood

  • Good Food & Seeds of Change: The RF Story


Location: Thursdays, 7:00pm at The Porch (1804 W. Broadway)

5. Topsy Turvy
If all else fails, buy a Topsy Turvy (not to be confused Topsy Turvy Tree)

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