Whether it’s a window planter in your high-rise apartment or a full-fledge bee hive operation in your backyard, Yard to Table covers all that is urban farming. The Seattle Home & Garden Show is featuring Yard to Table at its annual showcase from Feb. 26 to March 6 at Lumen Field Center.
The new educational community garden showcase comes from the work of PNW Small Farm and Garden, a local non-profit for the education of sustainable gardening and community gatherings. The entire 6,000 square foot exhibit will be built on-site in just five days at Lumen Field Center and will feature a chicken coop, greenhouse, and live small farm animals.
The exhibit specifically plans to address the region’s eager pandemic-related interest in hobby gardening, urban farming, and homesteading.
Outside of the basics of getting a home garden started, Yard to Table also plans to discuss:
- Raising sheep and ways to use their fleece
- Backyard beekeeping with a live glass-enclosed bee hive
- Raising goats followed by goat yoga demonstrations
- Flower farming
- Starting a vegetable garden
- Worm farming and soil quality
- Hydroponics and vertical gardening
- Raising chickens and baby chicks
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for military members, and $3 for ages 7-15. Those interested in attending can purchase E-tickets online at http://www.seattlehomeshow.com/.