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

Trees of Snohomish Walking Tour: Celebrate fall with a guided walking tour featuring Snohomish’s heritage trees. Green Snohomish offers two tours starting promptly at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 9. The two-hour tour is free, though a $7 donation is suggested. Stroll through the Snohomish Historic District with a knowledgeable guide leading the way. Meet at the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave., Snohomish. Sign ups open at 10:45 a.m. Limit 12 per group. Call 360-348-7059 or email with questions. More at

Landscapes: The Snohomish Garden Club presents “What is Landscape Design” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish, or via Zoom. Michelle Bernson is a landscape architect and owner of Edge & Element Landscape Design. Bernson specializes in residential landscape design, which works on everything from native landscapes, to edible and permaculture design to back yard hardscapes and entertainment spaces. Lecture is free for members; $15 for non-members. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. More at

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

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

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 for more information.

Hardy Plant Society: The 10th annual Bulb, Plant and Seeds Sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Shop for a variety of spring-blooming bulbs, including alliums, galanthus, crocus, frittilaria, narcissus and tulips, as well as a selection of hard-to-find bulbs. Five to 10 bulbs per bag. Plants with fall interest and $1 seeds packets also available. Call 425-317-9217 or go to

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

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 Go to 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, 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

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