COG Changed My Life

by Kristen Dotson, Comprehensive Organic Gardener class participant, spring 2011

Comprehensive Organic Gardener (COG) changed my life – or I should say it took over my life.

I had always wanted a garden but never lived anywhere long enough to have one. After buying my house in Seattle, I was finally ready, but I had no idea what to do! COG seemed the right choice as it covered everything: soil health, composting, seed starting, pest management, water and fertilizer, even what to do with the garden over the winter. So I took the class and that same summer I was able to raise a thriving delicious garden!

Now two years later I’m growing enough tomatoes to can my own ketchup, starting all of my plants from seed, and helping my co-workers start their own gardens. It’s so bad, I actually had to get a P-Patch so I could keep growing more!

Thank you, COG, for giving me everything I needed to get started!

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My “garden” before COG…


…and two months after finishing the COG class!

After 1

After 2

Later that same summer!!

Summer 1

Summer 2

Dig Into Comprehensive Organic Gardening
Our most intensive vegetable gardening course gives urban gardeners a complete introduction to the dynamic world of organic gardening. Gain both scientific and practical information and leave fully equipped to take the next steps in producing your own food while building a healthy ecosystem in our Comprehensive Organic Gardener course.

Upcoming classes

  • Spring 1: March 5-26: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Spring 2: April 9-30: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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