Some events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series runs through April 9. Up next is “Clematis — Selection and Design with the Queen of Vines” with Marilyn Glenn on March 5. All classes are Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $20 per class. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.gardenlectures.com for more information.
Whidbey Gardening Workshop: Most of this year’s Whidbey Gardening Workshop, scheduled for March 6 and 7, will be available online. More than 25 classes and seven field trips explore garden basics, garden design, maintenance and sustainability, ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. A pop-up marketplace will be held at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. The keynote speaker is Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. The workshop costs $55; each field trip costs $20. More at www.whidbeygardening.org.
Fruit-tree pruning: South Whidbey Tilth is offering the online workshop “Pruning for High Fruit Production” at 3 p.m. March 7 via Zoom. Instructor Gary Ingram spent nearly 20 years as a professional gardener and educator in and around Seattle, and has been pruning trees on Whidbey Island for many years. During this class, Ingram will show how-to videos recorded while pruning his own trees. Email email@example.com to receive the Zoom link to the workshop. More at www.southwhidbeytilth.org.
Meet the dirt experts: The Snohomish Garden Club presents “Dirt” at 7 p.m. March 8 via Zoom. David Montgomery and Anne Bikle, authors of the books “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health” and “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” will speak about dirt health and what we don’t see that’s going on underneath the soil. Lecture is free for members; $15 for non-members. More at www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Growing Groceries Education Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation presents the Growing Groceries Education Series runs through May 19. Up next is “Raising Culinary and Tea Herbs” with Kate Ryan on March 10. All classes are Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $5 per class. Go to extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/event/gg1 for more information.
Grass alternatives: Tired of mowing the lawn? The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Alternatives to Lawn” webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 10 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Stop the battle against moss by discovering some alternatives to lawn. Whether you’re a renter or an owner, you will learn about eco-friendly ideas to keep your lawn area healthy. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Get wild: A living roof offers wildlife habitat and protection of our natural resources. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Living With a Green Roof — A World of Surprises” is set for 7 p.m. March 17 via Zoom. Janet Hall, formerly of the WSU Extension Island County Waste Wise Program, will lead the presentation. She will talk about green roofing and its many benefits, including waste diversion, stormwater management and energy efficiency. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Tour the arboretum: Still playing it safe? You can tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens virtually. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and click on the Virtual Tour tab. View dozens of photos of the sculpture garden, rock garden, Japanese maple grove, conifer garden, small urban tree walk and more. Or tour the gardens by appointment in groups no larger than five. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.
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