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21 Acres School: Courses, Classes & Events

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

21 Acres is a nonprofit school dedicated to helping people learn how to grow food, eat and live sustainably. 

SEPTEMBER

REGISTRATION FULL - Contact Deb, deb@21acres.org to get on a wait list for another class. Cultivating Cooks 101;  5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18. For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, September 23; TUESDAYS at 21 SERIES; 6:30-8 p.m.  With Robin Crowder, Puget Sound Food Hub. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, September 26,27 & 28; Fresh Thinking: Food, Water and Bountiful Living; Save the date for this community wide event held in conjunction with Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration. Demos, hands-on activities, film screenings, building tours and more. Three free water-themed classes on Saturday, Sept. 27 (see below). More info and the full schedule.

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Drip Irrigation, a Hands-On Lab: Carey Thornton, Seattle Tilth, teaches how drip irrigation is a low cost way to reduce work and eliminate the hassle of garden watering. FREE. Info and registration.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.; Introduction to Permaculture and Edible Landscaping: Learn from Jessi Bloom, a fast rising star in the Permaculture world. Jessi is a dynamic speaker with a new book about to be released. FREE. Info and registration.

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Building a Permaculture Garden with Drip Irrigation, Hands-On Lab: Employ the lessons learned in the first two classes – learn how to build a garden with irrigation that results in beautiful food grown with minimal water. FREE. Info and registration.

Cultivating Cooks 201; 5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, No.v 11, Nov. 25. For more information and to register, click here.

OCTOBER

Friday, October 3; Yes, You Can!; 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 4; Edible Perennials; 10:a.m. - noon. At Bellevue Botanical Gardens. (For the two part series, Oct 4 & 11, see below.) For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 4 & 11; Edible Perennials-Tasting Included; 2 part series 10 a.m. - noon; Part 1 at Bellevue Botanical Garden, Part 2 in the 21 Acres Kitchen. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 4; Start Right – How to Make Good Food for Growing Kids; 1-2 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 4; Classic Composting Strategies for Fall Clean-Up: Yard Waste Workshop; 1-4 p.m.  For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, October 9; My Local Pantry; 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, October 18; Eliminate Paper and Information Chaos; 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, Oct 21; Photos: Organizing Digital Memories; 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here. 

Wednesday, October 22; Increase Your Productivity Using Microsoft Outlook 2013; 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, October 28; TUESDAYS at 21 SERIES; 6:30-8 p.m.  With 21 Acres Kitchen Staff, Planning Your Organic Sustainable Holiday Meals. For more information and to register, click here.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 1; Start Right – How to Make Good Food for Growing Kids; 1-2 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, November 1; Classic Composting Strategies for Fall Clean-Up: Worm Bin Workshop; 1-4 p.m.  For more information and to register, click here.

Friday, November 7; Yes, You Can!; 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, November 13; My Local Pantry; 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, November 18; TUESDAYS at 21 SERIES; 6:30-8 p.m.  Food Fight: How politics decide what you eat and how to advocate for change. For more information and to register, click here.

DECEMBER

Friday, December 5; Yes, You Can!; 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday, December 6; Start Right – How to Make Good Food for Growing Kids; 1-2 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, December 11; My Local Pantry; 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.


REGISTRATION

Register early to prevent class cancellation due to low enrollment. Full payment for fee-based classes is required for registration. Please contact deb@21Acres.org to inquire if spaces may be held for later payment. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise requested, enrollment constitutes agreement to hold harmless 21 Acres officers, staff, and volunteers, except in cases where such injury or damage shall have been occasioned by the sole negligence of 21 Acres.  Your registration also acknowledges that we may photograph the class and your picture may be used for advertising.Register by clicking on the links next to the course above or call 425-481-1500 or e-mail.


CLASS CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Cancellation of Class By 21 Acres

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, students will be notified and a full refund will be mailed or a credit issued on the credit card used.

Cancellation at Registrant Request
For Culinary Classes:  Requests for cancellation by the registrant will be taken until noon, four days prior to the class – your refund may incur a $15.00 administrative fee, or you may request your registration be transferred to another class (to be completed within six (6) months). If your cancellation request is less than four days prior, there is no refund available, but you may request transfer to another class, less $25.00 administrative and ingredient fee.


For Non Culinary Classes: You may request a refund until noon four days prior to the class and your refund will incur a $15.00 processing fee.  If your refund request is made less than four days prior to the class, no refund will be given.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

21 Acres admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


BECOME A MEMBER, SCHOLARSHIPS, & MORE

21 Acres Member Program - Click here for more information.

Scholarships are available for some classes. Contact deb@21acres.org.

Looking for a great group experience? Consider scheduling a class for your personal or corporate event. Call or e- mail now for the holidays or the new year! Check out our on-going calendar for regularly scheduled classes. We also work with groups to plan unique events for your friends and co-workers.


NEW COURSE PROPOSALS ACCEPTED

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is always interested in learning more about potential instructors for our courses.  We welcome proposals for class offerings as well.  If you, or someone you know, would like to propose teaching and/or designing a class please complete our course proposal form  or contact our Administrator via phone, 425-481-1500 or e-mail.