Garden and Farm Camps, Classes & Happenings in Rainier Valley

Did you know there’s a new community farm in the Rainier Beach neighborhood? It’s true! You’re invited to participate in upcoming activities for the community at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) and nearby gardens with Seattle Tilth. We’d love to see you there!

Community BBQ at the Farm – Join us Friday!
Join Community Kitchens NW and Seattle Tilth to celebrate our first year at this wonderful community site. Mmmmm, BBQ!

  •  Friday, June 15, 6-8 p.m. Come at 3 p.m. to help cook.
  • At Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S. Cloverdale Seattle, WA 98118). Free!

Community Design Meetings – Join us Tuesday!
The Friends of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands and Seattle Tilth welcomes Rainier Valley neighbors and friends to the farm to join us for the first of three public community design review meetings.

Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
You’re invited to participate in drop-in work parties at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands every Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet new friends, help a great cause and learn about organic gardening and wetlands management.

Come to Volunteer Orientation to find out more about the many ways you can get involved volunteering in our gardens, farms, classes and kitchens in South Seattle. Tuesdays — June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, 6-7p.m. at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S. Cloverdale Seattle, WA 98118). http://seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-in-southeast-seattle.

Summer Garden and Farm Camps for Kids
Register or find out more by following the links below or visit: http://seattletilth.org/learn/kids/summercamp2012.

Get Dirty! Ages 3-5
All gardening, all the time. Practice real gardening skills and use every tool in the shed. Learn tool safety and how to use a wide variety of hand tools. Dig a giant hole!

  • Thurs., June 28; 10 a.m.-noon
  • §  At Rainier Beach Learning Garden (4800 S. Henderson Seattle, WA 98118)
  • $25/$20 Seattle Tilth members; registration fee is for one child and accompanying adult.

Bug School, Ages 3-5
Insects are our friends. Dive into a fantastic exploration of garden insects. Learn anatomy, build bug houses, and discover how to invite beneficial insects to your own garden.

  • Thurs., July 12; 10 a.m.-noon
  • At Rainier Beach Learning Garden (4800 S. Henderson Seattle, WA 98118)
  • $25/$20 Seattle Tilth members; registration fee is for one child and accompanying adult.

Fantastic Flowers, Ages 3-5
Flowers are fantastic! They provide beauty and attract many beneficial insects to our gardens. Taste edible flowers and make an outrageous bouquet. Plant flower seeds to grow in your own garden.

  • Thurs., Aug 16; 10 a.m.-noon
  • At Rainier Beach Learning Garden (4800 S. Henderson Seattle, WA 98118)
  • $25/$20 Seattle Tilth members; registration fee is for one child and accompanying adult.

Ladybug Picnic, Ages 3-5
Ladybugs of all shapes and sizes come to feast. Learn to identify and attract ladybugs to your garden. Discover the ladybug life cycle, learn insect anatomy and invite a ladybug to tea!

  • Thurs., August 23; 10 a.m.-noon
  • At Rainier Beach Learning Garden (4800 S. Henderson Seattle, WA 98118)
  • $25/$20 Seattle Tilth members; registration fee is for one child and accompanying adult.

Farm Camp, Ages 6-10
Spend five days learning urban farming skills while exploring the plants and animals that live in this unique 10-acre farm and wetlands.

  • Mon.-Fri., August 6-10; 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • At Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S. Cloverdale St., Seattle, WA 98108
  • $250/$210 Seattle Tilth members

Farm Camp for Junior Counselors, Ages 10-14
Spend five days learning urban farming skills while exploring the plants and animals that live in this unique 10-acre farm and wetlands and developing leadership skills.

  • Mon.-Fri., August 6-10; 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • At Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (5513 S. Cloverdale St., Seattle, WA 98108)
  • $240/$200 Seattle Tilth members

Get Growing! — Classes for Adults
Seattle Tilth offers hands on classes that will inspire you to take action in your own garden. Find out more below or on our website: http://seattletilth.org/learn/classes-and-workshops/southeastclasses.

Start Your Fall or Winter Garden
Plant veggies now for harvesting in fall and winter — you’ll be glad you did!

  • Sat., July 28, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Bradner Gardens Park; 1730 Bradner Place S., Seattle, WA 98144
  • $36 individuals, $25 Seattle Tilth members, $54 Household price for two adults.

Attract Beneficial Insects
Meet a gallery of helpful insects and learn to distinguish good bugs from bad bugs in the garden.

  • Sat., Aug 4, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Bradner Gardens Park; 1730 Bradner Place S., Seattle, WA 98144
  • $36 individuals, $25 Seattle Tilth members, $54 Household price for two adults.

Family Fun in the Chicken Run
Maximize the fun your family gets by running a chicken coop.

  • Sat., Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m.
  • Bradner Gardens Park; 1730 Bradner Place S., Seattle, WA 98144
  • $40 per family, $30 Seattle Tilth member price per family.