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January 2021

Growing Groceries: Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

January 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5.00

Learn how to increase the health and fertility of your garden soil for the best harvests ever!

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Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Two Worlds, One Iris (Unfortunately!) by Patrick Spence

January 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom! Topic: "Two Worlds, One Iris (Unfortunately!)" Description: We all know the Siberian Iris; Caesar’s Brother, Butter And Sugar and others. What we call Garden Siberians. But few people know these irises have cousins from the Himalayan mountains. What we call Sino-Siberians. In this program, we will discuss the past, present, future and cultural needs of these two very different types…

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2021 Home Horticulture Training

January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online WA United States

2021 Home Horticulture Training Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter by registering (web) for online Home Horticulture Training now being offered by WSU – Snohomish County Extension. Training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online by WSU faculty and other experts on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon starting Jan. 9 and continuing weekly through Apr. 24. Training also includes access to WSU Extension’s online Master Gardener Training Modules and…

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Agricultural Entrepreneurship

January 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$200

During the course, participants develop a business plan they can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.

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Growing Groceries: Blueberries in Western Washington

January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5.00
cluster of blueberries in palm of hand

Learn the basics of growing blueberries including variety selection, siting and soils, planting, mulching,  irrigation, fertilization, pruning, along with management of common pests and diseases including Spotted Wing Drosophila. Speaker: Dr. Tom Walters is a researcher and consultant for northwest berry growers, helping them find ways to raise berries more profitably and sustainably through his company, Walters Ag Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University with an emphasis on field plant breeding and holds a B.A. in biology from…

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Growing Groceries: Apple & Pear Trees in Western Washington

January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5.00
apples on tree branch

If you plan it right, you can enjoy a beautiful garden full of the fruits of your labor -- without having to spend hours and hours tending it.

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Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Deer Resistant Design by Karen Chapman

January 22, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom! Topic: "Deer Resistant Design" Description: As you learn time-and taste-tested design strategies for your garden. Karen will highlight tips and tricks that will help you create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer in this PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A. Cost: $85 for the entire series, if purchased in advance. Tickets for individual sessions will be available…

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February 2021

Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Hummingbird Madness by Ciscoe Morris

February 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom!! Topic: "Hummingbird Madness" Description: If you don’t have hummingbirds living in, or at least frequenting your garden, you’re missing out on one of the most fun parts of gardening. There’s nothing that can match watching these little avian mischief makers performing aerial acrobatics while chasing each other around the garden in an endless mating game. Ciscoe will share his favorite…

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Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Successful Gardening Amid Tree Roots by Christina Pfeiffer

February 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom! Topic: "Successful Gardening Amid Tree Roots" Description: Mature trees are a valuable asset in the landscape. Yet installing new gardens and maintaining old gardens amidst the expanding shade and roots can present challenges for the trees and companion plantings alike. This talk will offer practical solutions to choosing and placing plants that will thrive without compromising the roots and health…

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March 2021

Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Clematis – Selection and Design with the Queen of Vines by Marilyn Glenn

March 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for The Annual SCMGF Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom! Topic: "Clematis - Selection and Design with the Queen of Vines" Description: Whether you have only one clematis or a dozen you can always introduce one more into your garden. Learn about the different types of clematis based on bloom time and vigor and how they can be used for vertical height and as companion plants. Learn that selection starts…

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