EarthPots: Melanie Miller from OBC Northwest demonstrates a simple, environmentally friendly way to start roots, avoid transplant shock, help plants root faster and healthier at 1 p.m. April 15 at The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com. No registration is necessary for this free event.
Home design and organization: Designer Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs and Monika Kristofferson of Efficient Organization offer classes in home decor and organization. Register at Marysville Parks &Recreation website, www.marysvillewa.gov, or call 360-363-8400. Lake Stevens School District classes at Educational Service Center 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens. Register 425-335-1500; www.lkstevens.wednet.edu.
April 19: Organize &Design Your Office for Optimal Productivity, 6 to 8 p.m. $30. Marysville Library.
April 10, 17, 24: Office Efficiency Series, Paper, Time Management, Email Management, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $70 for series at VanValey house, 2130 Colby Ave., Everett.Register at Everett Parks &Recreation, 425-257-8300, ext. 2, www.everettwa.org.
Sustainable gardening lecture series: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Friday through April 13, Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. 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.
March 30: “Travels of a Young Gardener” with Riz Reyes, Seattle P-I.com blogger and owner of RHR Horticulture and Landwave Gardens.
April 13: “Designing the Landscape with Low Maintenance in Mind” with Polly Hankin, landscape architect.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free except for the $30 Mother’s Day basket class on May 12. Seating is limited. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com. for more about the arboretum.
April 21: “Plant Propagation” with master gardener Frankie Dennison.
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.
Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic. You can call the master gardener hot line from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March at 425-357-6010 or visit the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices during the same hours at 600 128th St. SE, Everett.