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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

Grow your own greens

The Hemlock and Fairview Community Garden is looking for volunteers – individuals, families or groups – to tend beds at 2120 W. Fairview Ave. on the grounds of the Transitional Living Center, north of Northwest Boulevard.

For more information about the garden, growing since 2004, visit its new Facebook page or contact Robert A. Sloma at (509) 328-2523 or

Get a green thumb

Old Mission Brick Oven Breads and School of Lost Arts in Spokane is gearing up for organic gardening classes.

Instructor Mary Lee Abba-Gaston teaches the classes at her home, 2010 W. Courtland Ave., where she’s kept a large vegetable and herb garden for more than 40 years. Her classes aim to help new or struggling gardeners turn plots in their backyards into productive gardens.

They include tips on preparing soils and choosing plants, last four to five hours, and cost $25.

There’s room for 12 people at a time. For more information or to register, call Abba-Gaston at (509) 467-7309.

So much food, so little time

Reservations are recommended during Inlander Restaurant Week, which starts Friday, spans 10 days and takes place at 70-some eateries throughout Spokane and North Idaho.

Through March 2, participating restaurants are offering special three-course menus at either $18 or $28, excluding tax, tip and beverages.

The promotional event, developed by Visit Spokane and the Inlander, started last year as Spokane Restaurant Week and has since expanded to Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. For a list of participating restaurants, visit restaurantweek

Starting Sunday, Pullman is hosting its first Restaurant Week, developed by the Associated Students of Washington State University and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.

Nine restaurants are taking part in that event, which runs through Feb. 28. The Pullman event features $12 or $20 menus. For a list of participating restaurants, visit


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