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

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.

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 www.hardyplantsocietywa.org.

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.

Streamside management: Do you live next to a waterway? Rivers, streams, and creeks are beautiful to live by, but they are complex systems that need to be managed. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Streamside Landowners” webinar at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 via Zoom. Learn how to manage your land sustainably for future enjoyment, ensure clean water, and protect habitat for fish and wildlife. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Growing lettuce: Get inspired to grow your own food next year, no matter where you live.The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Lawns to Lettuce” webinar at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 via Zoom. Learn how to establish a garden where you can grow lettuce, carrots, radishes and more in an urban or suburban setting. Urban gardening includes vertical production, community gardens and rooftop farms. Joe Crumbley, Urban Agriculture program coordinator, will lead the presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Wintertide Lights: For the second year, the Evergreen Arborteum & Gardens will be lit up for the holidays. The free walk-through display will be open from dusk to 8 p.m. Dec. 1-31 at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Stroll past bearded gnomes fashioned from trees, wooden Santas and bushes aglow with netted lights. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more information.

Tour the arboretum: Sign up for a tour of the Evergreen Arboretum & 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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