Month-to-Month Gardening in the Pacific Northwest – a Calendar of Sustainable Practices
April 10, 10 am (online) - register online
In gardening, as with many things in life, timing can be everything. Staying in step with the rhythm of the season offers opportunities to maximize our gardening efforts to achieve healthier, lovelier gardens with less effort. This talk will explain how to use the benchmarks of the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes to tap into the natural energy of each season so that gardening becomes more a pleasing journey and less of a battle. Part of the Cascade Gardener series. Hosted by Cascade Water Alliance.
Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals and Understory Plants
Apr 12, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm (online) - $20 - register online
Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your yard early in the year, from Bleeding Heart to native Trillium and Vanilla Leaf. Hosted by the UW Botanic Gardens.
Designing the Northwest Garden!
April 17, 10 am (online) - register online
Learn how to create a landscape that is lower maintenance, eco-friendly and looks great. With an emphasis on native plants, you will leave this class with strategies to help your yard become a healthy space for people, pets and wildlife. Part of the Cascade Gardener series. Hosted by Cascade Water Alliance.
April 24, 10 am (online) - register online
The program will teach the value of healthy soils by understanding soil basics and soil biology. The connection between healthy soils and how we can reduce the damage done by storm water runoff will be discussed. The program will go over the importance of soil building, including different types of mulch and composting. Part of the Cascade Gardener series. Hosted by Cascade Water Alliance.
Natural Pest and Disease Control for Edibles
Apr 27, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm (online) - $28 - register online
This class will take you through the process of choosing the best site, building healthy soil and maintaining its fertility, and selecting seeds and starts that are well-suited for our climate. Hosted by the UW Botanic Gardens.
Beautifying Your Streamside or Lakefront Property
Apr 28, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (online) - $28 - register online
Curious about what it takes to return your stream, lake or wetland property to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance needs? Don't miss this FREE 1-hour webinar for homeowners living along the water. Learn from restoration experts about managing your yard to support both the environment and your own needs. Hosted by King Conservation District.
Weeds and Water
Apr 28, 2021 7pm-9pm (online) - $5 - register online
When does a plant become a weed? What’s the best way to water your garden? Learn to identify, prevent, and control common garden weeds. Discover the best way to water your garden during our dry summers. Designing an irrigation system can be daunting, but this class will help you understand the drawbacks of overhead watering and how, instead, to use flow restrictors, manifolds, timers, soakers, connectors, and various types of emitters. Hosted by King County Master Gardeners as part of the Growing Groceries series.
Integrated Pest Management
May 12, 2021 7pm-9pm (online) - $5 - register online
How can you identify bad bugs versus beneficial ones? Nature is full of “good bugs” — flying and crawling creatures whose diet includes pests that ravage our precious food plants. Learn to identify these beneficial insects and attract them to your garden with plants like spearmint, feverfew, fennel, and parsley. This class covers good pollinator and predatory insects, crop-damaging bad bugs, crop diseases, and crop rotation. Hosted by King County Master Gardeners as part of the Growing Groceries series.