April 6th, 12:00 PM | Cold Frame Edibles: How to Grow Food in Your DIY Cold Frame
Growing vegetables in a cold frame made from salvaged windows or other materials is a fun way to extend the gardening season. You can start earlier in the spring, grow later into the fall, and give your hot summer veggies a great start. Bill Thorness, Seattle author of Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round, will tell you how to get the most from your cold frame. He’ll show different designs, discuss easy building projects, and even lead a stroll through Second Use, pointing out useful materials for your garden. You can also pick up a copy of his book after the talk.
About Bill Thorness:
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 and Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden. He writes about gardening for many regional publications, including The Seattle Times and PCC Sound Consumer. He also wrote the bestselling bicycling guidebook Biking Puget Sound: 50 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans. He is active in many regional greening organizations, including Seattle Tilth and Master Gardeners, and was recently named the 2014 “Sustainable Hero” by Sustainable Seattle. See his work atwww.coolseasongardener.com