The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will present an “Attracting Birds to your Yard” webinar on Oct. 20 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will present an “Attracting Birds to your Yard” webinar on Oct. 20 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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.

Water talk: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Water: A Community Discussion Tied to Climate Change” webinar from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 6 via Zoom. The webinar will include an introduction to Project Drawdown and information about how water management can help fight climate change. The district hopes to learn from you as much as it can provide resources and ideas for where you live. This is the fourth of five scheduled “Community of Carbon Crushers” discussions tied to climate change. 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.

Septic workshop: Learn how to care for your septic system to extend its longevity and avoid costly repairs. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Caring for Your Septic System” webinar at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 via Zoom. The class will go over different types of systems and how they function, household products that will lengthen the life of your system and much more. Terri King, the leading septic specialist for Washington Sea Grant, will lead the presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org

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.

Get wild: Learn how to attract and care for birds in your yard through plant selection, gardening practices and use of water features. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Attracting Birds to your Yard” is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 20 via Zoom. Neil Zimmerman, Seattle Audubon outreach chair and master birder, will lead the presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

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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