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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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ALL GARDENING CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED - Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 gardening classes have been cancelled. To those who have registered we will provide updates if this situation changes. If you wish to be added to the notification list, please email or call 425-398-4417. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, April 7th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: "Sustainable Veggie Gardening"

Gardening toolsPresenter: Ladd Smith, co-owner of In-Harmony Sustainable Landscapes.

Growing your own organic food is a fun and delicious way to garden in the Pacific Northwest. Vegetables, berries, and fruit trees need special care to thrive, but your time and energy will pay off with great tasting, nutritious home-grown food. Best of all, food crops can be incorporated into your existing landscape, large or small! This class will teach you how to make your yard produce great food for you and your family.


Tuesday, April 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: "Four Seasons of Color: The Year Round Garden"

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

Learn design and planting tips to make your landscape attractive all year long. You will learn secrets for less maintenance and more color using garden art and structures, with ideas from show gardens from around the world.



Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: "Simply Lovely: Great Plants for NW"

red trillium flowerPresenter: Emily Bishton, a landscape designer and environmental educator.

Beautiful, sustainable and low maintenance, gardening with native plants solves many landscape woes. You will leave this class with design tips, species recommendations and an appreciation for giving your yard a northwest aesthetic. Perfect timing to create a plant list before the fall plant sales.