Natural Yard Care Neighborhood Classes
Free workshops are once again being offered in three Seattle neighborhoods to help residents learn how to create and maintain a beautiful garden, naturally. Sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, the classes bring local experts into our neighborhoods to share their knowledge about effective natural yard care techniques. Register below for one of the following classes.
Chief Sealth High School
2600 SW Thistle Street Seattle, WA 98106, in the Library
Wednesday, April 3; Building Healthy Soil / Growing Vegetables at Home
Wednesday, April 10; Choosing the Right Plants / Natural Pest, Weed and Disease Control
Wednesday, April 24; Natural Lawn Care / Turning a Lawn into a Garden
Wednesday, May 1; Installing a Rain Garden or Cistern
Presenters include: Emily Bishton, Liz Fikejs, David McDonald, Ladd Smith and Carl Woestwin
South Shore School
4800 South Henderson St. Seattle, WA 98118, in the Rotunda / Cafeteria
Monday, April 22; Building Healthy Soil / Growing Vegetables at Home
Monday, April 29; Choosing the Right Plants / Natural Pest, Weed and Disease Control
Monday, May 6; Natural Lawn Care / Turning a Lawn into a Garden
Monday, May 13; Installing a Rain Garden or Cistern
Presenters include: Emily Bishton, Liz Fikejs, David McDdonald, Ladd Smith and Carl Woestwin
Holy Family Parish
Classes in Spanish / Español
9622 20th Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98106, in the Rectory Basement
Saturday / Sabado, May 11; Growing Vegetables at Home
Saturday / Sabado, May 18; Natural Yard Care
Saturday / Sabado, May 25; Installing a Rain Garden or Cistern
Presenters include Liz Fikejs, David McDonald and Carl Woestwin
Visit the following organizations to find ongoing classes of interest to gardeners.
The Saving Water Partnership and the Cascade Water Alliance sponsor free classes throughout the growing season in the King County area. They 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.
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.