Fall 2019

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We’re partnering with Tilth Alliance and Snohomish Conservation District to offer you another series of natural yard care workshops this fall. Learn from the experts by registering for one, two, or all three workshops. Want a rain barrel for a great price? Now’s your chance. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Location for all workshops


Bothell Operations Center (behind Red Robin)
21233 20th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021

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#1 - Design a Yard Your Plants Will Love


Sept. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Washington’s dry summers and wet winters create seasonal challenges for gardeners trying to keep their lawns and gardens healthy and vibrant year-round. Learn how to effectively design your yard and put the right plants in the right places so they’ll thrive in both weather extremes. We’ll teach you about great Pacific Northwest plant choices, best planting methods, and simple techniques for plant care whether it’s hot and dry or cold and wet outside. This is an indoor lecture-based workshop. 

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#2 - Plants vs. Pests: Put Away Your Battle Gear


Sept. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 


Don’t squash or spray that bug – it’s probably a helper! Only 1% of the insects in your garden cause damage to your plants. The rest are beneficial insects that are busy pollinating your flowers or preying on the plant-eaters. Learn how to tell the difference between friend vs. foe, and discover the real causes of plant disease. We’ll also show you how to create a healthy garden habitat that welcomes valuable insects and birds, keeps your plants strong and healthy, and requires less maintenance. This is an indoor lecture-based workshop. 

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#3 - Smart Watering and Do-It-Yourself Rain Barrel Workshop


Sept. 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Managing water during the rainy season can benefit you later when our dry northwest summer weather arrives. In this hands-on workshop, one of Seattle Tilth's experts will spend an hour teaching you different techniques to harvest rainwater, efficient tools for watering, when you should water, and how to ensure your soil has its best water-holding capacity. Then at 11 a.m., Snohomish Conservation District will provide all the tools, equipment, and expertise to help you make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home for $35*. Not into DIY projects? You can also purchase a pre-assembled rain barrel for $50* to take home that same day. This is an outdoor hands-on workshop. We'll be under cover, but you should dress for the weather. 
Rain barrel workshop
*If you’re planning to bring home a rain barrel, please pre-pay for it online at https://snohomishcd.org/byo-rain-barrel or pay with cash or check at the workshop (no debit/credit cards accepted on site). 

Space and materials are limited, so preregistration is required for making or purchasing rain barrels!

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See you there!


We look forward to seeing you this September! While you're eagerly awaiting the workshops, learn more about Natural Yard Care.
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  1. Christi Cox

    Surface Water Program Coordinator