Classes & Events


SPRING VEGGIE GARDENING 101

March 23, Saturday 10:30 – 11.30

Ken Smith, urban farmer and former nursery owner.  Ken will answer basic questions for first time veggie gardeners: What and when should I plant? How much space do I need? How do I prepare the soil? What tools do I need?  What next?  Ken will also demonstrate how to plant crops in pots!

Register by calling (425) 454-5531.

 

EAT YOUR YARD – Edible Landscape Design

March 30, Saturday 10:00 – 11.30

Lisa Taylor, author and horticulturist. Edible landscapes start in the vegetable garden but they needn’t end there. Explore the elements of an edible landscape and discuss criteria for selecting edibles with Lisa Taylor, author of the “Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” and “Your Farm in the City; An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals”. Learn how to include edibles among your existing landscape. Explore how selecting edible landscape trees, shrubs and annuals can feed the family year round.

Register online at  https://eatyouryard.brownpapertickets.com

SOIL TESTING – It Starts With the Soil!

March 30, Saturday @ 1:00 

Great plants are the result of great soil!  Anna Beebe from the King Conservation District will teach you how to take a soil sample and interpret your test results. This is an opportunity to learn how to determine the specific amendment needs for your site.  You will learn about soil structure, soil organisms, plant essential nutrients and pH, and how to improve soil health.

 

MASON BEE PICK UP

March 31, Sunday 10:00 – 3:00

When you rent bees…You help populate the environment with more native bees.  You grow bees to help local farmers.   You create a healthier environmeRent mason beesnt.

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CONTAIN YOURSELF – Smart Ideas for Gardening in Pots

April 6, Saturday 10:00 – 11.30

Marianne Binetti, radio host, author, columnist. Don’t make the most common container gardening mistakes! Do learn how to grow crops in pots, shrubs in tubs and roses in recycled containers. In this class you will learn the most sustainable ways to fertilize, water, and design plants in containers, especially plants that do not demand a lot of water.

Register online at https://containers.brownpapertickets.com

HELP WAKE UP YOUR LAWN – Spring Solutions

April 20, Saturday 10:30 – 11.30

 Michael Schafer, horticulturist, Hendrikus organic turf expert.  Tired of  mowing your  lawn?  Want to get rid of moss, weeds and soggy spots? Get every question you  have ever had about lawn care answered at our class.  BTW,  Michael actually graduated from turf school!

Register by calling (425) 454-5531.