This spring we’re partnering with the experts at Tilth Alliance again to offer you another series of natural yard care workshops. Learn from the gardening gurus by registering for one, two, or all three workshops. Want to know how to attract pollinators to your garden? Ready to dig into how to make your soil healthier? Now’s your chance. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins March 2.
Location for April 8 & April 15 workshops
Bothell Operations Center (behind Red Robin)
21233 20th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021 Map it
Location for April 18 workshop
16950 W Riverside Dr
Bothell, WA 98011 Map it
Honeybees and More: Attracting Northwest Pollinators to Your Garden
Apr. 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bothell Operations Center
Often people think only of honey bees when you say “pollinator.” Come learn about more of the common pollinators we have in the Pacific Northwest and why they are so important to have around. Many pollinators require special plants and habitat to keep them happy the healthy. We will talk about companion planting and choosing the right plants to create a pollinator garden, and we’ll show you how to manage garden problems without pesticides in order to protect them. This is an indoor lecture-based workshop.
Bothell Operations Center
The basis for healthy gardens and lawns is healthy soil. Come learn what healthy soil looks like, how it affects plant growth, and how to build healthy soil. Weeds can be an indicator of what’s going on underground. We will look at different types of weeds, what they tell you about your soil, and how to control them naturally – without chemicals. We’ll also show you a demonstration of an easy composting system you can do at home to add compost to your soil. This is an indoor lecture-based workshop.
Container Gardening 101: Plant a Mini Pollinator Garden
Apr. 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ever wanted to create a container garden but never really knew how to start or what materials to look for? This hands-on workshop will focus on the best soil choices for containers, choosing the right container, and how to pick out pollinator plants for your garden. Each participant will have an opportunity to create their own container mini garden full of colorful, pollinator-attracting plants to take home. This is an outdoor hands-on workshop. We'll be under cover, but you should dress for the weather and bring a pair of gardening gloves if you have them.
Space and materials are limited to 25 participants for this class. Limit 1 container per person. Registration is required.