Learn to Grow Your Own Groceries: first in a series of 10 classes continuing through March, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium and Evergreen Room, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park. Cost: $25 per class; five classes for $100; or all 10 for $175. Register online at GrowingGroceries.BrownPaperTickets.com. For more: information: snohomish.wsu.edu/growing-groceries.
Green Everett Day: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18, Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 W. Silver Lake Road. Dig in to show support for the Green Everett Partnership’s vision for a healthy, sustainable urban forest and parkland. Dress for the weather. For more: www.everettwa.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 425-238-0065.
Noxious Weeds: Talk by Sonny Gohrman, Snohomish County Noxious Weed Officer, sponsored by No Nonsense Garden Club of Arlington, 10 a.m. Oct. 25, City of Arlington Utilities Office Building, 154 W. Cox Ave. Donation $2 suggested.
Fall Color Walk with John Christianson:1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Learn about the fall colors of leaves and berries in the nursery’s display gardens and at the adjoining La Conner Flats. Dress for the weather and wear good shoes that can take the mud. Meet in front of the schoolhouse. Reservations requested, 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200. Free. www.christiansonsnursery.com.
Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens Arboretum tours: Reservations for custom group tours are available all year by calling 425-257-8597. There is no charge, but donations to the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation are welcome. The arboretum is at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or email email@example.com.
Evergreen Arboretum Foundation: lectures, noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Register by mail at P.O. Box 13014, Everett, WA 98206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more: www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Oct. 18: Putting your Garden to Bed with John Marsh, master gardener.
Nov. 15: Backyard Holiday Centerpieces with Bob Adrian of Flowers by Adrian.
Dec. 6: Holiday Workshop for Kids with Hap Wertheimer, past arboretum president and art teacher. For ages 6 to 12. Parents are welcome to participate.
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.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.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.
Li’l Sprout Nursery: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-482-5276; www.lilsproutnursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; www.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. Classes are free.
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.
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