Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Fall Fecal Fest: Woodland Park Zoo’s Fall Fecal Fest continues through Sept. 8. Enter online to win a chance to purchase the highly coveted Zoo Doo, composed of species feces contributed by non-primate herbivores, such as rhinos, hippos, giraffes, mountain goats, tapirs and more. It’s known for helping vegetables and annuals grow. Zoo Doo is available by the gallon starting at 5 gallons up to a maximum of 100 gallons or by the truck load. Prices range from 5 gallons for $5 to 100 gallons for $50. Visit www.zoo.org/fecalfest for information. Or call 206-625-POOP.

Dwarf conifers: 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 21, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Robert Fincham will talk about conifers that stay reliably dwarf and are suitable for the smaller garden. These evergreens come in a wide range of colors, shapes and growth rates. The author will also have his conifer books for sale at this class. Meet in the Horticultural classroom 105. RSVP to 425-257-8597. Free to members, $10 for non-members. Join online or day of class. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com/classes.asp.

Historic Everett Home Tour: The tour is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 and features six historic homes. Check-in for the tour starts at the Van Valley House, 2130 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 and available via Brown Paper Tickets. Call 425-293-2767 or go to www.historiceverett.org for more information.

Sky Valley Farm Festival: The festival is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on River’s End Cattle Ranch and Groeneveld Dairy Farm along Fern Bluff Road in Sultan. Features farm tours, wagon rides, horse rides, apple slingshot, roping lessons. Some activities have a fee. More at www.skyvalleychamber.com.

Everett Fall Home Show: The event promises hundreds of home improvement booths. It will be held Oct. 25-27 at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 seniors. Kids get in for free. More at www.everettfallhomeshow.com.

Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call 425-357-6010 to talk to a master gardener or visit Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April through September, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, October through March. More at www.extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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