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Free Gardening Classes - Fall 2012

Free Mill Creek gardening classes - fall 2012
Free gardening classes

The City of Mill Creek and the Snohomish Conservation District are sponsoring another free gardening series this fall. Here are the classes that are being offered:

Putting the Garden to Bed for Fall

Wednesday, October 3, 7–8:30 PM

Speaker: Wink Cushman, WSU Master Gardener

Mother Nature doesn’t clean up her space in the winter so why should we? There are lots of reasons to prepare your garden for winter and the tips, methods and rationale will be covered in this class. Topics will include mulching, pruning, perennials and shrubs. Bring your questions!

City of Mill Creek Council Chambers, City Hall
15728 Main Street, Mill Creek

Curb Appeal by Naturescaping

Wednesday, October 10, 7–8:30 PM

Speaker: Monica Van der Vieren, Native Plant Steward

Landscaping with native plants is a great alternative to lawns and it can be done in a way that enhances curb appeal and reduces yard work. Monica has helped residents in Seattle and other urban areas learn about landscaping for wildlife habitat and storm water control. She will have great examples of plants that attract birds, bees and butterflies, and are the right size for small yards.

Mill Creek Community Room
15720 Main Street, Mill Creek

Mud, Muck and Drainage

Wednesday, October 17, 7–8:30 PM

Speakers: Stacy Aleksich, Low Impact Development Specialist & Derek Hann, Engineer

You may think mud and drainage aren’t an issue in your neighborhood, until you try to drive home through a flooded street. Our two speakers recently worked with a neighborhood in north Everett to install seven rain gardens to creatively handle flooding while also creating beautiful features in their yards. Learn about free design services, how to coordinate neighborhood ‘rain garden’ socials, and other green friendly ways to address drainage problems on your property.

City of Mill Creek Council Chambers, City Hall
15728 Main Street, Mill Creek

To register for any of these classes, go to the registration website.

For questions please call 425-335-5634, extension 108 or 123.

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