FREE Sustainable Gardening Classes

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Free Sustainable Gardening ClassesNorthshore 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, March 27th, 6:30-8pm: "Secrets of Growing Healthy Soil"

Healthy SoilPresenter: Ladd Smith, co-owner of In-Harmony Sustainable Landscapes.

Did you know that just improving your soil can beautify your garden, reduce maintenance, save water, and prevent water pollution? Growing healthy soil, and a healthy garden, is easy with a few simple skills. This class will cover the basics on testing soil, fixing common issues, and improving your soil quality with proper composting and mulching techniques.

Thursday, April 5th, 6:30-8pm: "Small-Space & Container Food Gardening"

Veggie Container GardenPresenter: Chris Hoffer, educator at Tilth Alliance, dedicated experts in sustainable and organic food gardening.

Grow your own organic herbs, fruits and veggies in small spaces best-suited to your landscape. Container gardening is great for beginners, apartment dwellers, and anyone looking to add extra space and variety to their garden. This class will teach you how to choose and place containers, prep the soil, water smart, and maintain healthy container gardens.

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30-8pm: "Building Your Own Rain Garden"

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

Rain gardens soak up excess storm water, keeping your landscape from flooding and pollution out of our local streams and wetlands. Learn how to plant a rain garden with native plants to create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while protecting our waters and creating a habitat for beneficial wildlife.