Classes

Class Schedule

To register for classes call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

 

.: MAY and JUNE  2017 :.


Jewels in the Garden

Saturday, June 3
11 a.m. – noon
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

hummerDarting through our gardens, hummingbirds never cease to amaze us.  These little stunt fliers can fly forward, backward, hover and even fly upside-down as they seek nectar, their favorite food.  What do hummingbirds eat that provides energy for all their aerobatics in our gardens? Learn from Sheila Pera, Education Chair at Skagit Audubon Society, about the mysteries and wonders of hummingbirds and what plants will attract them to your garden.

 

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Saturday, June 3
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

Cyndi StuartLearn everything you need to know about getting started on the path to growing your own food with Speaker and Author, Cyndi Stuart from The Roost at Roddy Creek!  Cyndi’s book, “Real Food from a Real Farm: Eating Through the Seasons” will be available for purchase before and after class.  We will discuss how to start seeds, buy plants and how to get your ground or raised beds ready (without biting off more than you can chew) in the first season. Start small, be successful, enjoy the harvest and be excited to do it all again next year.

 

Slime No More!

Saturday, June 10
11 a.m. – noon
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

SnailsManaging and reducing slug and snail populations is no small feat, just ask Master Gardener, Diana Wisen, from WSU Research and Extension Center.  Learn multiple approaches (biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical) to rid your garden of these gastropods and the best methods to reduce the damage done by non-native slugs and snails.

 

Organic Rose Petal Jelly & Sorbet

Saturday, June 24
11 a.m. – noon

Class Fee: $15, reservations required

Rose Petal JellyBack by popular demand!  Culinary expert and Cooking Instructor, Suzanne Butler, will be using organic Rugosa rose petals from the Nursery’s own Rose Garden to make a beautiful, fragrant rose petal jelly and sorbet!!  Attendees receive an adorable mini (1.5 ounce) hexagon glass jar of rose petal jelly tied with a bow to take home.  This class has never been offered before and will be sure to please.   Class size limit is 25, please register early!