Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Z​oo Doo: Woodland Park Zoo’s exotic compost. Pick up where the animals left off. Zoo Doo is composed of species feces contributed by the zoo’s non-primate herbivores such as tapirs, hippos, giraffes and more, and is perfect to grow vegetables and annuals. Worm Doo is sold in pint containers at the ZooStores while it lasts. Gardening fans must enter a lottery to win the chance to purchase Zoo Doo or Bedspread. Enter online at zoo.org/fecalfest through Sept. 14. Pick-up dates are Sept. 24 to Oct. 15.

Farm walk and talk: Interested in farming? Do you dream of beginning or expanding your own small farm? The Cultivating Success program combines workshop and on-farm learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms and agri-ventures. Sponsored by WSU King County Extension, King Conservation District, SnoValley Tilth, and King County, Cultivating Success provides students with the tools necessary to create/develop/expand a sustainable farm operation. The 12-week course will take place at Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room starting Sept. 19. Register online at FarmWalk.BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information on the Farm Walk or the Cultivating Success program, visit king.wsu.edu/cultivatingsuccess, contact Holly Small, hollynthompson@wsu.edu or Kate Ryan, kate.ryan@wsu.edu or call 425-357-6024.

Green Everett volunteer work party: Help Green Everett Partnership protect urban forests. No experience necessary and tools are provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact greeneverett@forterra.org or call 425-238-0065. Dates are: Forest Park. Sept. 3; Thornton A. Sullivan, Sept. 17; and Howarth Park, Oct. 15.

Monroe Garden Club: noon Sept. 12, Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. Club members, Maureen Paszek and Florence Craven will present “Propagating 101: More Plants, Less Money.” Bring cuttings of plants to share; after hands-on practice, the new plant starts may be taken home. Call 360- 863-6160 for more information.

“From Blah to Ta Da!”: talk by Karen Chapman, author of “Fine Foliage” and founder of Le Jardinet, a custom container garden design service, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Presented by Evergreen District Garden Clubs. For more, call 425-512-5345 or email waller1397@comcast.net. Donation of $5 at door requested.

Remodeled Homes Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. Presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and made possible by Dunn Lumber, features 15 expertly renovated homes as designed and constructed by Master Builder members. For free tickets and more: www.remodeltour.com.

Go green: The master gardener program is accepting applications for 2017 training. Classes start in January. Training focuses on learning how to use resources to research, educate, mentor and answer horticulture questions for the general public in a collaborative environment. All training is open book and no memorization is expected. Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction once a week on Thursdays, from Jan. 12 through March 30. Tuition is $275 plus a volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years with other volunteers on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $775. For more information and an application, go to http://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish and look under “Calendar” or call the Extension Office at 425-338-2400.

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