In September at the garden we begin thinking about winding down for winter even as we're all busy bringing in the produce. We have our usual hands-on activities, plus a workshop on cover crops, compost and clean-up.


Cover crops, compost and clean-up workshop

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to build a compost pile using free or low-cost local materials
  • How and why to plant winter cover crop to improve your soil structure and hold nutrients over winter
Sunday, September 20, 3–5pm, at the Fall City Masonic Hall's garden site: 4304 337th Pl. SE Fall City

Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch workshops offer local residents education on topics ranging from nutrition and health, soil ecology, vegetable growing, and food security.

Support the Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch and help us prepare for winter! This is a hands-on workshop. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for garden work. Free, but donations welcome. 

The Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch is a project of Transition Snoqualmie Valley, in partnership with the Fall City Masonic Lodge, and supported in part by the 2013 King County Community Service Area Grant Program.


Hands-on learning

We also welcome your help in the garden! The very hot summer has been great for the tomato plants but hard on the lettuce and the few regular gardeners. Please join us if you can for our usual hands on learning/work parties on Wednesday, September 2 and September 16 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. If you would like to help in the garden but aren't able to at those times, let us know, and we will find a time to work with you. Even 45 minutes of garden help can make a big difference to us!

Or just stop by to see how the garden is doing this summer! We're planting a native edible hedgerow, we have a tiny pumpkin/squash patch, and the tomato plants look great! It is time to start planting for fall and winter harvest.

Thank you for your support of the Learning Garden and I hope to see you soon!

- Darien for the learning gardening team.