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Free Natural Yard Care Workshops Scheduled in Auburn

Natural Yard Care workshops teach you how easy and rewarding natural yard care can be. They’re fun, informative and FREE. Workshops are available to all residents who live within the city limits of Auburn, so bring a neighbor and come learn about healthy, natural yard care.

Workshops will be held at Northwest Family Church located at 3535 Auburn Way S. from 7 – 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 18
    Topic: Garden Design & Growing Healthy Soil

    Every beautiful landscape starts with good design. In his Garden Design presentation, King County’s Doug Rice, landscape architect and co-host of Yard Talk on KCTV, will share professional advice and resources to get you started right. Lisa Taylor from Seattle Tilth will discuss the importance of Growing Healthy Soil. You’ll learn how to grow more attractive, robust plants by mulching, composting and top dressing.
  • Thursday, April 25
    Topic: Designing with Plants & Natural Pest Control
    Greg Rabourn of King County and co-host of Yard Talk on KCTV, will present Designing with Plants, a segment about beautiful plants that will thrive in your yard’s soil and sun conditions. Next, we’ll have Natural Pest Control by Dan Corum, Woodland Park Zoo’s compost/recycling coordinator. Dan is passionate about soil restoration and sharing healthy and natural approaches to gardening.
  • Thursday, May 2
    Topic: Edible Gardening & Natural Lawn Care

    The final workshop begins with a presentation on Edible Gardening by Emily Bishton of Green Light Gardening. You’ll learn how to grow delicious and healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs, while avoiding common problems like plant disease. The series finishes with an informative presentation on Natural Lawn Care by Ladd Smith from In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes. He’ll discuss mulch mowing, slow-release fertilizers and other natural ways to grow a beautiful, healthy lawn.

At each workshop we will randomly draw from the names of everyone present for great natural yard care prizes. Enter for a chance to win the grand prize mulching mower. Registration deadline is April 12. To register, email your name, address and phone number to register@naturalyardcare.com or call 253-886-5047.

Funding for this project is provided by a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and the City of Auburn Solid Waste & Recycling Division, Water Utility and Storm Drainage Utility.

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