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Early Season Edibles: You Can Get Growing Now!

  • 5441 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

With Bill Thorness, author

As the days get longer and the rain becomes a bit gentler, edible gardeners want to get growing. Even in March, you can get a lot of your edible garden started! Join us as, guest speaker and author, Bill Thorness shows us how! Learn about preparing the beds, planning your planting succession, using simple season extension techniques to start and protect your tender spring crops, and what will sprout and grow in our early-season climate.

Bill Thorness is a writer and gardener who’s been doing both in Seattle since the mid-1980s. He is the author of Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round (Skipstone, 2013) and Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden (Skipstone, 2009), both of which will be available for sale after his talk.

Bill has also written two bicycling guidebooks and a business profile, and writes articles for many regional publications, including Edible Portland and In Good Tilth locally. As an editor, he has helped usher many titles into print, including the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide and Real Gardens Grow Natives. He is a Master Gardener in King County (Seattle) and a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild and the Society of Professional Journalists.