Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish in 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish on June 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish in 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file) Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish on June 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Agroforestry Farm Tour: Tour Raising Cane Ranch, 5719 Riverview Road, Snohomish, in cooperation with the Snohomish Conservation District and Washington State University from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Owner Nick Pate will talk about transitioning to agroforestry systems, the research model used to collect data and ways to get involved in agroforestry. RSVP via email at cbrausieck@snohomishcd.org. Go to snohomishcd.org for more information.

Yard care and climate change: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Yard Care in a Changing Climate” webinar at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 via Zoom. Learn practical steps to protect your yard and minimize the effects of extreme dry and wet weather cycles. Find out how plants adapt, explore plant choices and learn best practices for our changing landscapes and climate. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Winter gardening: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Warm Up to Winter Gardening” webinar at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 via Zoom. Discover what actions you can take in your garden as we head into the cold and wet season. Learn what you can plant now to keep your garden in good shape through the winter. Leave with a checklist of indoor activities to get you ready for next spring. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Fall and winter interest: The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Creating Fall and Winter Interest” class at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 via Zoom. Trevor Cameron, general manager at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, leads the class. Learn which plants provide the best color and interest throughout the fall and winter months in the arboretum and your own garden. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Fiber Fusion Northwest: The festival is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Features a live fiber animal exhibit, a fiber arts show, a spin-in event, free demonstrations and a variety of classes, as well as a fleece show and sale. Go to www.fiberfusion.net for more information.

Tour the arboretum: Sign up for a tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. Known as Snohomish County’s treasure, the arboretum was founded in 1963 on 3.5 acres in Everett’s American Legion Memorial Park. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing contactus@evergreenarboretum.com. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more information.

Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call, email or set up a web conference with a master gardener. Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 425-357-6010, email snocomg@gmail.com, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. A limited administration presence is now available at Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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