2021 Online Sustainable Yard Care Classes

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is partnering with the Snohomish Conservation District to offer an online series of five classes this winter all about creating a healthy, low-maintenance landscape. These classes will be geared towards those who are new to the concepts of sustainable yard care practices. Join us for one or all of these free classes.

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Tips for designing a sustainable landscape and building healthy soilJanuary 9, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape and building healthy soil
Thinking about transforming your yard this year? A well-planned landscape with a healthy soil system is the key to creating a successful, functional outdoor space. This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and the components needed for robust soils.


Register for class:selecting local plants for functionality and wildlifeJanuary 23, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Landscaping with Native Plants: Selecting local plants for functionality & wildlife
Did you know you can plant a landscape that has visual interest year-round, provides a home for wildlife, AND minimizes water, fertilizer and pesticide use? This class will provide information on choosing the best native plants for your needs, and also techniques for planting, composting, and mulching that will help your landscape thrive.


Register for class: Growing food with ease and minimal impactFebruary 6, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sustainable Gardening: Growing food with ease and minimal impact
Have you been curious about starting a food garden, but not sure how to begin? Or worried it will cost too much? Learn how growing food in your yard can be simple, inexpensive, and provides many other benefits for people and the planet. We will provide plenty of information and resources to get your garden going this spring.


Register for class: Creating habitat for beneficial animals and insectsFebruary 20, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Landscaping for Wildlife: Creating habitat for beneficial animals and insects
If you can’t have your friends and family over for a visit, invite the local wildlife instead! This class will teach you how to make your yard more welcoming to pollinators, birds, and other Pacific Northwest critters. Creating a safe space for these animals supports the ecosystem and adds an exciting element of nature to your landscape.


Register for class: Sustainable approaches to yard and garden nuisancesMarch 6, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Don’t Be Such a Pest: Sustainable approaches to yard & garden nuisances
Does it seem like you’re constantly battling unwanted weeds and pests in your yard? It’s a common occurrence for many people. Instead of turning to harmful chemicals, there are alternative methods for keeping many of these yard pests at bay. From rusts to rodents, learn how to prevent, control, and even tolerate unwelcomed guests using an eco-friendly approach.


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