Spring 2021 Workshops

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This spring we’re partnering with the experts at Tilth Alliance to offer you another series of online Natural Yard Care workshops! During these workshops, you will learn simple, chemical-free ways to grow and maintain a healthier yard and garden. Bonus: One participant from each workshop will win a free 90-minute online consultation with one of Tilth Alliance's gardening professionals!

Requirements for participation

To view and participate in the workshops, you will need an email address, a stable internet connection, and a Zoom account. Preregistration is required for all workshops, and registration ends at 4 p.m. on the day of each workshop. Click here to register for one, two, or all three workshops.
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Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place

April 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Living next to a stream or wetland proves to be a unique environment when planning your garden. Join us as we discuss native plants that help attract wildlife, stabilize stream banks, require no chemicals and little maintenance, and provide other benefits to streamside landscapes. This class is aimed at those living along a stream or waterway, but much of the native plant information we’ll cover can be applied to almost any kind of garden in the Pacific Northwest. This is an online class. 

Click here to register for Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place

Bleeding Heart

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Managing Pests and Weeds Along Waterways

April 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Many unique pests and invasive weeds thrive in moist environments, making them even harder to control. Come learn about common problems that can be found along streams and waterways and why ignoring them can lead to bigger problems, including slope erosion and destabilization. We’ll show you different ways to remove and manage these problems without using chemicals. This is an online class. 

Register for Managing Pests and Weeds Along Waterways

Buddleja (Butterfly Bush)

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Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

April 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

BEElieve it or not, but bees aren’t the only pollinators. Come learn about more of the common pollinators and other beneficial creatures in the Pacific Northwest and why they are so important to keep around. Many pollinators require special plants and habitat to keep them happy and healthy, so we’ll teach you about the best plant picks to help them thrive. We will also show you how to protect your pollinators by managing common garden problems without using pesticides. This is an online class.

Register for Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

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Thanks for joining us!

We look forward to "seeing" you this year, even if it's still not in-person! We'd like to thank our partners at Tilth Alliance, Snohomish Conservation District, and Washington State Department of Ecology for making this year's program possible. While you're eagerly awaiting the workshops, learn more about Natural Yard Care.
This year's program is funded in part by Washington State Department of Ecology.
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Not sure what you should be doing in your yard during this time of year? Check out this seasonal yard maintenance calendar for tips on how to care for flower and vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, and lawns throughout the year.

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