FREE Sustainable Gardening Classes

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free sustainable gardening classes presented by Northshore Utility District and the Saving Water PartnershipNorthshore Utility District and the Saving Water Partnership are pleased to offer FREE gardening classes to help you create beautiful, healthy gardens and landscapes with less water and chemicals. Classes are taught by local master gardeners and landscape professionals, with practical advice you can put to work right away.

All classes held at Northshore Utility District:  6830 NE 185th St. in Kenmore.

All classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required.  To reserve your seat(s), call (425) 398-4417 or email

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30-8pm: "Top 10 Eco Gardening Hacks"

Gardening toolsPresenter: Jessi Bloom, best-selling author and owner/lead designer of N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes.

This class will cover the top 10 issues that Pacific Northwest gardeners face and their simple solutions or “hacks”. Problem weeds, water (too much or not enough), easy edibles, as well as common bugs, and making the most of your garden will be discussed. If you take care of your garden, it will take care of you!


Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30-8pm: "Knock Out Gardens:  Winning the War on Water Use with Great Plants & Techniques"

Garden plant combinationsPresenter: Marianne Binetti, author, radio host and Northwest horticultural expert

Get inspired to plant not just shrubs and perennials that will survive in our climate, but plants that make a knock-out statement when grown together, smother weeds, and solve other landscape problems. Learn how to create stunning plant marriages; how to use short plants to support taller specimens to avoid stakes or ties; and how to use trees and large shrubs already in your landscape as focal points to create gardens with seasonal interest that will knock your socks off.


Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30-8pm: "Favorite Northwest Natives"

red trillium flowerPresenter: Greg Rabourn, educator and radio personality

Native plants adapted to our soil and climate solve many landscape woes — less watering, less need for pesticides and fertilizers, and less chance of introduction and spread of invasive species. They also attract valuable native wildlife. You’ll come away with design tips and species recommendations to make your own Northwest native haven. Discover just how beautiful, sustainable, and low-maintenance gardening can be with native plants!