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The Duvall Food Forest

Intro to Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is a cross-cultural lifeway allowing us to create resilient gardens and landscapes. Learn how to grow your own plants for the garden and beyond. We will explore the benefits of growing your own plants, and try out a few basic methods.

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Intro to Plant Propagation
Intro to Plant Propagation

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Duvall Food Forest, 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd, Duvall, WA 98019, USA

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About the Event

Join local garden coach, Katie Vincent of Tending Alive, at The Duvall Food Forest to learn how to grow your own plants for the garden and beyond. We will explore the benefits of growing your own plants, and try out a few basic methods—seed starting, root division, layering and cuttings. This class will orient to seasonal propagation for the fall. We’ll begin by learning about the science (and magic) of plant reproduction, then, watch as we demonstrate various techniques. Together, we will step out into the living classroom of The Duvall Food Forest to try these techniques. Participants will walk away with a handy propagation handout and the beginning of your new plant nursery, including a six-pack of seeds that you’ve sown, a root division, and a cutting. Participants will leave with greater confidence in their home plant propagation projects. Participants can expect to learn:

  • Tools and materials needed for plant propagation, plus how and where to source them.
  • Space considerations for your plant propagation activities at home.
  • The science (and magic) of plant reproduction.
  • Basics of seed starting and seed stratification.
  • Various plant propagation methods including root divisions, layering, and cuttings.
  • Favorite local edible and medicinal plant species and their preferred propagation method. 

About the instructor

Katie Vincent (they/she) is an ecological garden coach, consultant and designer based out of Duvall, WA. They’ve worked with plants and people for over 17 years, most recently as the garden manager at Bastyr University and as a lecturer for UW School of Landscape Architecture. Katie believes that in these extraordinary times of climate upheaval, the Earth needs all the “green thumbs” it can get. They offer courses and coaching to birth the next generation of soulful, attuned land stewards in their small business Tending Alive: www.tendingalive.com.

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    This ticket is offered on a sliding scale from $45 - $65. Financial assistance can be made available to those in need. Email info@theduvallfoodforest for more information.

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