Q and A with the Garden Hotline!

Join us for the third Wednesday of each month this year on Zoom from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. 

THREE MORE SESSIONS LEFT FOR  THE YEAR!

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  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

Public Events with the Garden Hotline

Salmon Days in Issaquah – Trash Talk! 

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Downtown Issaquah

Come visit Booth #209 off SE Andrews St. in the non-profit ‘green belt’ zone to learn about proper ways to sort your trash and some general natural gardening tips. This booth is conceived, created, and run by the Skyline High School Green Team – located in Sammamish and part of the Issaquah school district. Learn more about their Trash Talk project. The Garden Hotline is partnering with them to support their project. We will be present Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. The Skyline Green Team will be present the whole weekend during the fair. Come see us!  Salmon Days

Queen Anne Farmers Market

Thursday, October 6   3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Ave. North, Seattle 

Come visit the Garden Hotline booth at the QA Farmers Market at the second to last regular season market. We will have seeds to share for next year’s garden, microgreens materials, and lots of great natural yard care information and advice.   Queen Anne Farmers Market

RainWise Garden Celebration

Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ

1919 E Prospect St, Seattle

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Interested in learning more about the RainWise program in Seattle? The folks at RainWise are hosting a Garden Celebration! This event features garden experts of all sorts and will benefit all Seattle residents with an interest in gardening. The Garden Hotline will be on hand to talk microgreens and winter gardening. Get some perspective on what to do to put the garden to bed now that will enhance the garden for next season.  RainWise Garden Celebration

Putting the Garden to Bed

Saturday, October 15   12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Online on Zoom with Marlene’s Market

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Get a jump start on good garden health by adding nutrients now! Learn how to enhance year round soil health this fall by mulching tree and shrub beds, adding compost to flower beds and vegetable gardens, and planting cover crop seed in the vegetable garden. We will discuss edible plants that are winter hardy in the northwest, including what to plant in October.

The Importance of Evergreen Plants – making wreaths, swags and crowns

Saturday, December 10  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Online on Zoom with Marlene’s Market (link to be added soon)

Evergreen plants play an important role in supporting wildlife and managing micro-climates in your garden. In the winter this is especially helpful as they shelter our overwintering birds and other animals, break up heavy rainfalls into smaller droplets reducing the effects of erosion, and even help warm up the air around them to keep frost at bay. Join us to learn about these beautiful and important plants and celebrate using them to make wreaths, swags and even winter crowns to wear. Each participant will be able to pick up a kit of supplies provided by Marlene’s Market and the Garden Hotline.

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