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U.W. Botanic Gardens Class: The Slippery Slope – Mar 7

The Slippery Slope – From Container Gardening to Owning a Farm

UW Botanic Gardens: The Slippery Slope - From Container Gardening to Owning a Farm

Monday, March 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

UW Botanic Gardens – Center for Urban Horticulture
(3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105)

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a farmer? Dr. Jeff Richardson will share the story of making that dream a reality. From a few tomatoes in pots in a Capitol Hill apartment to an urban farm in Shoreline with bees, rabbits, and chickens, to a growing farm business in Skagit County with pigs, cattle, and more, Jeff will describe the rewards and harsh realities of making a hobby a job.

Cost: Free! Optional $5 donation at the door.
Register online, or by phone: 206-685-8033
Images Courtesy of Jeff Richardson

Instructor Jeff Richardson grew up in Michigan before moving to Seattle after college. After working as a law clerk, a plant waterer, and a recycling truck driver, Jeff enrolled at the Center for Urban horticulture to pursue a Masters in Environmental Horticulture. Five years later he simultaneously graduated with a PhD in forestry and started a farm business in Snohomish county. Today he splits his time between working as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the School for Environmental and Forest Sciences at UW and working on his farm, Thoughtful Food, in Skagit County where he raises cattle, pigs, and grows seed garlic.

CAMPUS ROOM: Douglas Classroom
PRESENTER: Jeff Richardson, owner of Thoughtful Food Farm
CONTACT INFORMATION: 206-685-8033, urbhort@uw.edu
TICKET LINK: apps.sefs.uw.edu…
LINK: depts.washington.edu…