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.
Northwest Green Home Tour: Get inspired by projects in all shades of green. This free virtual tour showcases sustainable remodels, energy retrofits and green homes throughout the Pacific Northwest. The show continues May 15 with different projects on each day. Learn about your choices for water conservation, indoor air quality, environmentally-friendly materials, energy saving and much more. Register at www.nwgreenhometour.org to custom design your tour.
Research your home’s history: Historic Everett presents a “Researching Your Home’s History” webinar at 7 p.m. May 19 via Crowdcast. Lisa Labovitch, Everett Public Library’s Northwest History specialist, will lead the Everett history research workshop. Learn tips and tricks for researching the history of your home or commercial space. Register for free at www.crowdcast.io/e/history.
Arlington Garden Club: After a year of no meetings and no fundraisers, the Arlington Garden Club is holding a plant sale. Members donate their perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, herbs and more. The club will accept donations for sales unless items are otherwise marked. Pay with cash, check or credit card. The plant sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 at the Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E. Country Club Drive. More at www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
Livestock talk: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Livestock: A Community Discussion Tied to Climate Change” webinar from 7 to 8:15 p.m. June 2 via Zoom. The webinar will include an introduction to Project Drawdown and information about how livestock 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 third 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.
Sorticulture: The Garden Arts Festival (sorta art, sorta horticulture) is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 on Wetmore Avenue between Everett and Hewitt avenues. Free. Go to visiteverett.com/sorticulture for more information.
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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