Gardening all winter long; classes in Spanish (Español) & English
No need to toss in the trowel – get inspiration and information at upcoming gardening workshops in Renton with talented local gardeners!
CLASSES ARE FREE! ENTER TO WIN PRIZES!
Refreshments provided and all classes are held at:
Highlands Neighborhood Center
800 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
To register, please visit cybersignup.org or call 425-430-7391
Naked Lawn Care • Monday, Oct. 21
Grow your lawn au naturel! Join Marianne Binetti, local gardening columnist, author, radio and TV host as she covers techniques to reduce your use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Marianne will teach dirt-cheap tricks to save money and grow a lush, green lawn and garden with less mowing and fertilizing. Learn correct watering and feeding practices, and which products to use to make your lawn a safe and natural habitat where children, pets, wildlife and you can live and play. Course #52663
Compost: The Wonder Mulch • Monday, Oct. 28
Healthy soil is the secret to a healthy garden! Susan Thoman of Cedar Grove Compost will teach the many applications and benefits of compost, such as erosion control, plant health, and increased food yield. Learn the fundamentals of starting a home composting system or using your curbside compost bin to recycle kitchen and garden “waste.” Susan will discuss how and when to apply compost to your lawn and garden to benefit your plants, soil, and the friendly critters who help your garden grow. Course #52664
Easy Peasy Edibles • Monday, Nov. 4
Are you hungry? Plant once and enjoy the harvest for years to come. Learn about must-have perennial edibles and sustainable design to grow a low-maintenance edible landscape. Award-winning landscape designer and horticulturist Jessi Bloom is a Timber Press author and owner of N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes. Tonight Jessi will help you discover new Easy Peasy Edibles to bring diversity to your landscape and your diet. Course #52665
Safe and Healthy Edible Gardening • Monday, Nov. 18
Interested in edible gardening? Be sure that the site, soil, and containers you use are safe for growing food. This workshop, taught by Laura Matter of the Garden Hotline, will teach you how to choose safe materials for building raised beds, determine how healthy your soil is, when to test your soil for toxins, and gauge which sites in your garden are most suited to grow food. The Garden Hotline is a program that offers free advice to gardeners and landscapers, and Laura brings over thirty years of professional horticultural and gardening experience to this evening’s presentation. We hope to see you there! Course #52666