Highline College 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA
Posted on December 5, 2017 / 1339
Site Type : School
Location : Des Moines
Soil Type : Native Soil, Imported Soil
Amendments : GroCo

As part of Highline College’s Urban Agriculture program, the campus is home to an onsite educational garden. Students have the opportunity for hands on experience in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer “shovel” practicum classes. Extra food grown is donated to the Des Moines Area Food Bank.

For More Information/Schedule a Tour or Volunteer

bbutler@highline.edu
Bobby Butler
Instructor

(206) 592-3985

Highline College-Raised Beds/Imported Soil

Highline College offers a Certificate Program in Urban Agriculture at their Des Moines campus.  The campus garden was having issues with blossom end rot.  A soil test showed low pH (5.9) and low Magnesium (10.3%).  Dolomite lime was applied to correct both the pH and Magnesium levels.   And the blossom end rot?  The improved pH level will help the plant uptake needed calcium, which along with regular watering from a drip line hose, should solve the problem of rotten zucchini ends.

Have you had your soil tested?  KCD offers 5 FREE soil tests to qualified King County residents (visit KCD’s website for details).

Do you have a story of volunteering, learning or growing at Highline College?  Contact Melissa.Tatro@kingcd.org to share your story. 

Features
Community Garden
Cooking Demonstrations
CSA
Farm Stand
Food Access/Food Bank
Food Forest
Hügelkultur
Individual Garden Spaces
Learning Garden
Market Garden
Pollinator Garden
Value Added Market Garden/Food Product
Melissa

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