Resources and recordings from past Natural Yard Care workshops
Click any of the links below for related resources and a Zoom video recording of each workshop.
Care for Streamside Landscape (Spring 2022)
Class Description: More than 70% of our planet is covered by water, so it’s no surprise there are lots of streams in Bothell. If you live near one of them, this class helps you learn how to create and care for a healthy streamside environment that protects natural resources. From soil to slopes to native plants, a number of components work together to create and enhance this unique environment in the Pacific Northwest.
Attract Wildlife to Streamside (Spring 2022)
Class Description: Learn how to create an inviting streamside landscape that attracts and protects wildlife. Streamside landscapes in an urban environment are unique and require different management techniques than more terrestrial environments. You’ll also learn how to improve water quality by keeping pollution out of local streams and how to manage common pests and weeds without using chemicals.
Create a Mini Edible Garden (Spring 2022)
Class Description: Bothell residents celebrated Earth Week by creating a mini herb garden in this hands-on workshop! The container gardens they made during class were designed to provide edible food for humans and for local pollinators. During this free workshop, the yard and garden experts at Tilth Alliance also taught participants about common Northwest pollinators, how to identify "beneficial bugs," and why these critters are so important for your edible garden.
Right Plant, Right Place (Spring 2021)
Class Description: Living next to a stream or wetland proves to be a unique environment when planning your garden. This class teaches you about 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.
Managing Pests & Weeds (Spring 2021)
Class Description: 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. Learn how to remove and manage many of these problems without using chemicals.
Attracting Pollinators (Spring 2021)
Class Description: Learn about 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.
Design a Healthy Yard (Fall 2020)
Class Description: Sometimes we think of spring and summer as the seasons for our gardens to really shine, but fall is the perfect time to plant shrubs and trees. If you’re new to gardening or just want a refresher, this class teaches you the basics about how to design a yard, how to choose plants that will thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate, and how to give them a good start in your own garden.
Put Your Garden to Bed (Fall 2020)
Class Description: Most seasoned gardeners already know that building healthy soil is integral to healthy plants. In this class aimed at gardeners who already have some experience, you’ll learn how to put your edible and ornamental gardens to bed to prepare them for spring. We’ll also teach you how to tidy up your yard in a way that still provides essential habitat to the wildlife that help keep your garden healthy year-round.
Fall Yard Maintenance (Fall 2020)
Class Description: Are you a gardener with an established yard but you just aren’t sure what to prune or how to best maintain it as you head into fall? Watch this class geared towards all levels of gardeners to learn about companion planting, fall maintenance, and pruning in a Northwest Garden.