Sustainable gardening lecture series: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Friday, Jan. 6 through April 13, Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. Tickets to the full eight-lecture series are $85 in advance.
If there are any unsold seats, a limited number of single-lecture tickets may be available for $20 at the door. See www.gardenlectures.com to buy tickets and see the speaker schedule and biographies. Call 425-357-6010 with questions. To buy tickets by mail, send a check made out to SCMGF for $85 per ticket to SCMGF, P.O. Box 3126, Arlington, WA, 98223. Please include an email address for a confirmation receipt. For a paper confirmation, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
• Jan. 6: "Great Plants for the Shade Garden" with Richie Steffen, curator for the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.
• Jan. 20: "Edible Plants, Eat More, Grow More, Gather More, Share More" with Graham Kerr, author and TV personality.
Beekeeping courses: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 or Feb. 27 to March 26, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; snohomish.wsu.edu; $70. Register with a credit card at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/179866 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/179873. To register by check, fill out the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/calendar.htm and mail it in with your check, or contact Karie Christensen 425-357-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
McAuliffe's Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak's Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight's Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
To submit an item for the Home & Garden calendar, e-mail email@example.com or send it to H&G Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
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