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Events: May 2018

Apr 2nd, 2018 | Category: Events

Project NeighborShare: Home Heating & Repair: May 3: Got tools? Get the skills you need to fix up and stay warm. Neighbors from the Foothills area will share expertise and swap ideas over a buffet provided by area eateries. All are welcome. 6:30-8 p.m. Community Hall at Van Zandt, 4106 Valley Highway (Highway 9), Deming. The “Project NeighborShare” speaker series is made possible by the South Fork Valley Community Association with generous support from the Whatcom Community Foundation. For more information, contact Matthew Thuney at southforkvalley@aol.com or 360-305-6939.


Native Plant Sale: Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter: Saturday, May 5. Take advantage of the Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter’s 19th annual spring sale to expand—or begin—your backyard habitat for wildlife. Time is from 10 a. m. to noon, in the Native Plant Garden area of the Skagit Display Gardens, at WSU’s NW Research and Extension Center (16650 State Highway 536) in Mount Vernon. Expect to find a good selection of native trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, ground covers and ferns. For more information and a list of plants available contact Brenda at nativegarden@fidalgo.net.


Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale: Saturday, May 5. More than 5,000 tomatoes starts, 4,000 herb and vegetable starts, perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials, living garden art. Master gardeners will be available to answer questions. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. (425) 357-6010, www.snomgf.org.


Goat Husbandry and Dairy for the Homestead: Saturday, May 5. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of home goat dairying. You will learn what to look for when purchasing animals, and get an overview of dairy breeds, necessary infrastructure, pasture basics, nutritional needs, milking, health care, and culling and butchering options. Sponsored by Scratch & Peck. 1:30 p.m. $10 per person or $8 each for 2 or more people registering together. Registration recommended. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org, (360) 966-5859.


WSU Whatcom County Extension Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale: Saturday, May 12. Over 20 varieties tomatoes, vegetable starts, perennials, herbs, natives and more! Master Gardeners available to answer questions at the Plant Clinic and Information Booth. Mini workshops, food sales, vendors and displays. Proceeds support the WSU Whatcom Master Gardener program. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale.


Skagit County Master Gardener Sale: Saturday, May 12. Over 2,500 tomatoes (39 varieties), veggie and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, and Mother’s Day gifts. Educational booths, art, food, plant and other vendors. Master Gardener help with gardening questions. Recycle your used plant pots. Enjoy early day gas engines, classic tractors and antique farm machinery too. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon, Building F. Free admission and parking. See a list of plant varieties at http://ext100.wsu.edu/skagit/mg/plant-fair/.


Using Tunnels and Hoop Houses for Productive Gardening: Saturday, May 12. This class will cover hoop house construction, planting, pruning and training, and management issues. Be prepared to be outside. 10:30 a.m. $10 per person or $8 each for 2 or more people registering together. Registration recommended. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson. info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org, (360) 966-5859.


Take the Confusion Out of Drip Irrigation Systems: Wednesday, May 16. Master Gardener and home irrigation expert Jeff Thompson cuts through all the confusion about low volume drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Learn about designing and implementing a low volume drip irrigation system for the home gar­dener, including what parts to use, where to get them, and how not to waste resources by purchasing the wrong equipment. The workshop is offered two times: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Extension Education Center in South Everett in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St. SE. The cost is only $20, or $30 for a couple sharing materials, and includes an extensive reference handout. For more information and to register, visit the Extension website at: http://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/. For questions, call the Registrar at 425-357-6039 or e-mail her at christensen4@wsu.edu.


 Additional events will be posted. Send your community event to editor@grownorthwest.com. 

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