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Garden Hotline Classes and Events in 2024

Growing Herbs Naturally   CLASS IS FULL

Monday, February 5, 2024  11:00 am –  12:30 pm

King County Library – Renton Highlands   

2801 NE 10th Street  Renton WA 98056

Get started seeding new plants in this hands-on workshop, learning how to choose the best herbs for you to grow. Explore annual, biennial and perennial varieties, best growing conditions, soil choices and pot sizes and plant some seeds for you to take home.

Please register. Renton Highlands Library

 

Growing Houseplants Naturally

Thursday, February 8, 2024 1-2:30 pm

King County Library – Renton 

100 Mill Avenue S   Renton, WA 98057

Houseplants can help keep the air in your home free of contaminants, relax us and beautify our environment. Learn about best soil, pot, plant choices for your home and practice potting up small starts into a larger container to take home with you.  Buying small starts saves money and gives you the fun of growing plants in your home!

Please register: Renton Library

 

Growing Herbs Naturally 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024  6:30-7:30 pm

King County Library – Skyway

12601 76th Ave. S  Seattle, WA 98178

Get started seeding new plants in this hands-on workshop, learning how to choose the best herbs for you to grow. Explore annual, biennial and perennial varieties, best growing conditions, soil choices and pot sizes and plant some seeds for you to take home.

Please register. Skyway Library

 

Great Seattle Seed Swap 

Saturday, February 24, 2024  1-4 pm

6532 Phinney Ave N,  Seattle, WA 98103

Join the Garden Hotline, Tilth Alliance and the King County Seed Lending Library for the Great Seattle Seed Swap, a fun, family friendly community event at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Phinney Center. Learn more about seeds and seed saving throughout the day with educational presentations and family-friendly hands-on activities! From greens to roots to legumes to brassicas, the Great Seattle Seed Swap always has lots of vegetable varieties to try. Looking for something new or unusual for your garden this year? These seed swap tables will have all kinds of seeds for your edible, medicinal and floral gardens. We welcome you to add your labeled extra seeds to the mix and take lots home, too.

You don’t have to bring seeds to enjoy this event – we’ll have plenty to share. See you there! The seed swap will be held in the PNA’s Community Hall of the Brick Building (use lower parking lot).

No registration needed.  Great Seattle Seed Swap 

 

Sow & Grow: Mastering Seed Magic for Vibrant Spring and Summer Gardens

Saturday, March 3, 2024  10 am – 12 pm

Marlene’s Market & Deli – ONLINE on Zoom and Facebook Live

Dive deep into the art of seed starting, unraveling the mysteries of timing, soil selection, lighting options, container recycling, and the magic of organic fertilizers. Elevate your gardening skills for a thriving, sustainable harvest.

Join Live on Zoom 

Facebook 

 

Wildlife Friendly Gardening 

Monday, March 4, 2024  11 am – 12 pm

King County Library – Renton Highlands

2801 NE 10th. St. Renton, WA 98056

The beauty of songbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects is ample reason to create a wildlife-friendly garden, but there’s so much more to the picture! When you provide good habitat for birds and beneficial insects, they will in turn provide you with natural pest and weed control, increasing your garden’s health while decreasing your maintenance time. This workshop will teach you about the plants and design techniques that attract these delightful creatures to visit and live in your garden. We will also cover problematic wildlife and how to manage them in the garden. 

Please register: Renton Highlands 

 

Growing Gardens Without Chemicals

Thursday, March 7, 2024  1-2 pm

King County Library – Renton

100 Mill Ave. S  Renton, WA 98057

Most typical garden problems can be managed successfully using only natural methods, and without any pesticides. This workshop will offer you an understanding of what Integrated Pest Management means, techniques for successful prevention of pests in your garden and how to navigate the “organic” products on the market. Take home a packet of seeds to add some flowers to your garden –  a sure way to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. 

Please register: Renton Library

 

Growing Houseplants Naturally

Saturday, March 9, 2024  12:30-2:00 pm

King County Library – Kent Panther Lake

20500 108th Avenue SE  Kent WA 98031

Houseplants can help keep the air in your home free of contaminants, relax us and beautify our environment. Learn about best soil, pot, plant choices for your home and practice potting up small starts into a larger container to take home with you.  Buying small starts saves money and gives you the fun of growing plants in your home!

Please register: Kent Panther Lake 

 

Container Gardening 101

Tuesday, March 19, 2024  6:30-8 pm

King County Library – Skyway 

12601 76th. Ave. S  Seattle, WA 98178

Many plants will thrive in containers so for those with limited growing spaces outdoors, try tucking things into pots and place in the yard, even where you do not have soil! Learn about the best potting soil, plant varieties and container choices for edible, herbal and flowering plants you can enjoy or even harvest for dinner. Take home a small container to get you started. 

Please register – Skyway Library  (coming soon)

 

Growing Herbs Naturally 

Saturday, March 23, 2024  12:30-2:00 pm 

King County Library – Kent Panther Lake

20500 108th Avenue SE  Kent WA 98031

Get started seeding new plants in this hands-on workshop, learning how to choose the best herbs for you to grow. Explore annual, biennial and perennial varieties, best growing conditions, soil choices and pot sizes and plant some seeds for you to take home.

Please register. Kent Panther Lake Library

 

Savvy Gardener and Cascade Water Alliance Classes are online now for registration! 

Free natural gardening classes

 

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