Fall leaves in your yard and garden are a resource that is “garden gold!” This free class will cover many easy ways that you can use your falling leaves to build and protect healthy soil for years to come, whether your garden is filled with shrubs, herbs, perennials, or edible crops.
You’ll also receive detailed tips on planting, pest and disease prevention, observation, and other strategies that you can use now to prepare for next year’s growing, such as:
- Easy soil-building and weed control techniques;
- Sustainable design and fall gardening tips
- Planting to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects;
- Planning next year’s crop rotations and other pest and disease prevention;
- and more!
Wednesday September 24
at North City Water District
1519 NE 177th Street in Shoreline
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Light snacks including fresh fruit, crackers and coffee/teas will be available.
Class is free but you must register to attend:
Send an email to Customer Service or call us at 206.362.8100.
Emily Bishton is a landscape designer and educator who has designed sustainable landscapes throughout the Seattle area since 1997. She specializes in wildlife-friendly and child-friendly gardens, edible landscapes, and in teaching clients how to use organic practices to install and maintain their gardens.
Her public landscape projects have included the Magnuson Community Center Bird-Friendly Landscape and Resource Conservation Landscape, the Orca at Whitworth School Garden, and Bradner Gardens Park Winter Interest Garden.
Emily is also the Director and Lead Instructor for Magnuson Nature Programs, which provides hands-on outdoor gardening and nature education for children, adults, and families.