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Free Gardening Classes on Food-growing and Natural Yard Care, brought to you by Seattle Public Utilities and King Co. Hazardous Waste Management Program

Dive into the spring gardening season with three FREE classes!  Learn the basics of building healthy soil, growing food in the city, choosing the right plants, natural lawn care, natural pest control and smart watering, and how to care for your home landscape in a way that is safe for kids, pets and the environment, conserves resources and can save you money.  These three classes will give you a complete overview of eco-friendly gardening, along with landscape ideas for absorbing stormwater, and ways to attract more wildlife to your home.

Where:  University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE

When & What:  Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM

  • April 25: Soils & Composting/Food Gardening
  • May 2: Choosing the Right Plants/Natural Lawn Care
  • May 9: Natural Pest, Weed and Disease Control/Smart Watering

How: To register or for more information, go to

Cost: These classes are FREE

Presenter: Our primary presenter is Emily Bishton, a landscape professional and educator with many years of garden consultation, design, installation, and maintenance experience of food gardens and ornamental landscapes. Emily also teaches gardening and nature programs at Magnuson Park, is a longtime NE Seattle resident, and knows the area well. 

Also of note:  There will be raffle prizes and refreshments provided. There will be time to ask questions and meet your neighbors too!

Sponsored by:  Seattle Public Utilities

Funded by: The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Questions: Call the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224 or email

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Comment by Kristin on April 6, 2012 at 1:57pm

Thank you for posting, this looks great!!!

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