'Way to Grow' - Our Bimonthly Newsletter
Seattle Tilth's newsletter seeks to educate, inform and inspire readers with tips on organic gardening, composting and urban ecology, as well as keep members up-to-date on Tilth classes, events and programs.
Enjoy tips on organic gardening, composting and urban ecology, updates on classes and events, garden-fresh recipes and more.
June/July 2012 Newsletter
- Grow Great Tomatoes in Seattle
- A Farm in Rainier Beach
- Permanent Culture - Beyond Sustainable
- Superheros in the Garden
- A map of our gardens and farms
- Garden to Table: Relishing Stems
- Pest Management
June/July 2011 Newsletter
- Inspiring School Gardens
- What the Gardens Teach Us
- Planning Your Fall and Winter Garden
- Eggs from your backyard chickens piling up? Make Asparagus Leek Frittata.
- Don't forget to include the "Fabulous Five" in your garden this year!
- Learn how easy it is to grow your own potatoes.
- Get the low-down on choosing the right chickens for your backyard.
- Grow seeds indoors and get your garden started early!
- Preserve your overwintered greens by freezing or canning.
- Learn the benefits of bare root planting.
October/November 2010 Newsletter
Topics include planting native edibles, how to source and serve local food at holiday dinners, sheet mulching and hazardous waste disposal. A review of the Harvest Fair, announcement of an annual giving campaign and an update on garden educator training and our Issaquah program are provided. The Sophisticated Peasant waxes poetic about the spotted-wing fruit fly and tomato jam is the recipe.
August/September 2010 Newsletter
Topics include preserving your harvest, gathering leaves to begin the fall soil-building process, planting for fall and winter, handling tomato spots and building native hedges for feeding birds. Seattle Tilth announces that we will revive Seattle Youth Garden Works, and a progress report on the strategic plan is provided. A preview of the Harvest Fair, growing thoughts from our Sophisticated Peasant, and a recipe for bulbing fennel panade round out the issue.
June/July 2010 Newsletter
Topics include starting your winter garden, chickens as the "new chihuahuas," building a teepee trellis to create children's garden magic, cisterns and dealing with too much fruit or a bee swarm. Tilth program profiles include a plant sale follow-up and the Reach 'n Teach job training program. The Sophisticated Peasant discusses gardening ennui and there's a recipe for arugula pizza.
April/May 2010 Newsletter
Topics include tips for growing hot-weather crops, how a vegetable garden helps you "grow your own health care," and garden tips to get growing now. We review our award-winning Garden Show display garden, discuss our new consultation service, and preview our Edible Plant Sales. The Sophisticated Peasant tries to jump-start his spring, Garden to Table shares a raw kale salad recipe, and the Garden Hotline offers tips about keeping your lettuce from bolting.
February/March 2010 Newsletter
Topics include our new Early Spring Plant Sale, learning gardening from 'Grandma's Wisdom,' an update on our Issaquah garden as it turns two years old, and how to be an edible gardener on a budget. The Garden Hotline folks answer questions about soil tests and fruit tree pruning.
December 2009/January 2010 Newsletter
Topics include growing a historic garden with edible heirlooms, our "Little Farm in the City" display garden at the upcoming Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and a feature article on our 2010 programs and expanded educator training for school gardens. The gardening chef is keeping winter greens alive, while the Sophisticated Peasant looks out on a dark garden and comforts readers that "yule eat again."