21 Acres School Announces New Late Summer and Fall Classes
The 21 Acres School is dedicated to teaching people how to grow, eat and live sustainably. The non-profit school offers continuing education classes that focus on principles of sustainable agriculture including those related to not only food and food systems, but also home energy and water conservation, tools for local economic development, and quality of life improvements for our community.
The 21 Acres School offers both multi-day series courses and individual elective classes in three key areas, Growing, Eating and Living. Faculty members are recognized as experts in diverse issues related to sustainability. Courses are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Elective classes are offered on an individual basis and are designed to provide an introduction to topics. Courses take place in the new green-built Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living located at 13701 NE 171st, Woodinville, WA 98072.
Core courses and classes for late summer and fall include:
• Successful Composting Basics, Wednesday, August 29
• Ambitious Vegetable Gardening: Fall is the Shoulder Season for Growing, Sat. & Sun, September 8 & 9
• Organic Homebrewing & Cider Making 101, presented by Tilth Producers of Washington and 21 Acres as part of Washington Organic Week, Wednesday, September 12
• Cookbook Lovers Series, Friday, September 14
• Successful Beekeeping for Puget Sound Backyards: Preparing the Hive for Winter, Saturday, September 15
• Fall Gardening for Spring Beauty Next Year, September 19
• Solar Home Design, September 22 and 29
• Wonderful Plants for Winter Color, September 29
• Green Design Choices that Save Green, Tuesday, October 9
• The Changing Family Household - Plans for Flexibility, Tuesday, October 16
• Sustainable Garden Design, October 17
• What Makes a Building Green?, Friday Brown Bag lunch series: November 2, 9, 16, 30 & December 7
• And of course, the continuing Culinary Class Program, various times; on-going.
Some core courses require enrollment in the 21 Acres School. Registration fees vary per course/class. Discounts may apply. Interested students may enroll and register one of three ways: 21acres.org/school; phone: 425-481-1500 or e-mail.
The 21 Acres School offers a Sustainability Certificate Program. Some courses and classes are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).