We are fortunate in the Pacific Northwest to have so many resources for gardening classes and related events all year long.
Keep in touch with the organizations listed below to see what they are offering this season.
For class and program information for professionals please visit : Landscape Professionals
The Saving Water Partnership sponsors free classes throughout the growing season in the King County area. These classes are a great way to meet the top professionals in the area and gain knowledge about everything you need to know to have a healthy and beautiful garden. The Saving Water Partnership is a group of local water utilities in Seattle and King County working together to help customers save water and money.
The Cascade Water Alliance is offering free gardening classes to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water efficiently. Cascade’s members are Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and Skyway Water and Sewer District.
Learn about rebates for installing rain gardens and cisterns to manage stormwater onsite, how to find a contractor, and more. Attend an informational workshop at local events or train as a professional landscaper.
Seattle Tilth teaches adults and kids how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources. Their format is often hands on and interactive so you can learn while doing. Classes are often on site in one of the farms or learning gardens.
Founder and pruning expert, Cass Turnbull, and other expert guest instructors teach topic-specific pruning techniques in PlantAmnesty’s Master Pruner seminar series. The classes in the series are open to the public, master gardeners, landscapers, gardeners, horticulture students, and members of PlantAmnesty.
City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. They help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees. City Fruit teams up with nurseries and other groups to offer classes on fruit tree care.
Center for Urban Horticulture
The Center for Urban Horticulture, now a part of the University of Washington Botanic Garden, offers classes year round on a variety of horticultural subjects including botanical art and practical garden design.
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