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  • Rainwise Garden Celebration!

    Learn about RainWise and meet contractors! This event is in-person and outdoors. Register in case of changes in public health guidelines. RainWise is celebrating "All Things Gardening!”  This event ...

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    Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 AM
    Location
    111 northeast 80th street, Seattle, WA
    Event Sponsor
    rainwise, seattle public utilities, king county wastewater
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    Learn about RainWise and meet contractors!

    This event is in-person and outdoors. Register in case of changes in public health guidelines.

    RainWise is celebrating "All Things Gardening!” 

    This event features garden experts of all sorts and will benefit all Seattle residents with an interest in gardening.

    You will:

    -be able to talk to an array of gardening, rainwater catchment and composting experts

    -go on a garden tour to see a RainWise rain garden and cisterns in action

    -explore funding opportunities for rain gardens, cisterns and other green infrastructure solutions

    -talk with homeowners who have been through the RainWise installation process

    -meet with different RainWise contractors and have the chance to ask questions specific to your homes

    There will be activities for kids, giveaways and refreshments available!

    About RainWise Rebates: With every storm, rain carries pollutants off our roofs, driveways and other hard surfaces to local creeks, Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Rain gardens and cisterns can help control this stormwater, but we need your help! In selected areas of Seattle, Seattle and King County will pay up to 100 percent of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns on homeowners’ properties.

    Check your eligibility for a RainWise rebate in advance at https://700milliongallons.org/rainwise/eligibility.

    Still wondering what it's about? Watch the vid: https://youtu.be/X2tPS8vuflY 
  • Pierce County Environmental Educators Orca Recovery Day Class

    The Salish Sea and Puget Sound are important habitats for our beloved orca population and the salmon they need to survive. Learn how your water habits at home and our community choices impact the quality ...

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    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00 PM
    Location
    virtual, Virtual, WA
    Event Sponsor
    pierce county
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    The Salish Sea and Puget Sound are important habitats for our beloved orca population and the salmon they need to survive. Learn how your water habits at home and our community choices impact the quality of these vital waterways in this free virtual class taught by Pierce County Environmental Educators. Get tips on how you can have a positive impact on the place we call home. Our FREE classes are appropriate for all ages. All attendees will receive an orca sticker and activity book by US mail after the class. Must attend and complete our short survey at the end of class to receive your swag.
  • ORCA RECOVERY DAY

    When it comes to the fight for our orcas, we all have something to bring to the table. In 2018, the world watched as Tahlequah, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, carried her dead calf for 17 days, travelling ...

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    Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:00 AM
    Location
    800 sw 39th st, suite 150, Renton, WA
    Event Sponsor
    conservation districts
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    When it comes to the fight for our orcas, we all have something to bring to the table.

    In 2018, the world watched as Tahlequah, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, carried her dead calf for 17 days, travelling almost 1,000 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast before letting go. Tahlequah isn’t the first grieving orca mother- unfortunately, hers was one of many calf deaths across the past two decades. According to the Center for Whale Research, approximately 75 percent of newborns in the Southern Resident killer whale population have not survived.

    Find an event near you and take action to help change our world for orcas. Find events in your county at https://betterground.org/in-your-community/events/ord/partner-events-throughout-the-region/ 
  • Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals and Understory Plants

    Online Class Oct 18, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm Instructor:Mary-Margaret Greene Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! ...

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    Monday, October 18, 2021 6:30 PM
    Location
    2300 arboretum drive e, Seattle, WA
    Event Sponsor
    uw botanical gardens
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    Online Class Oct 18, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Instructor:Mary-Margaret Greene

    Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden!

    Price: $20 Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your yard early in the year, from Bleeding Heart to native Trillium and Vanilla Leaf.

    This online class will be delivered using Zoom and will be recorded. The recording will be available for two weeks to those who registered to attend.

    New to Zoom or need more information? Get Started Here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

    All times are Pacific Time.

    Find this class and many more at https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/classes-workshops/
  • Farm Tour: Mud, Manure and Pasture Management

    Join us for a farm tour in Enumclaw and learn how to effectively manage mud, manure, and pasture on your farm. Join Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water, and KCD Senior Farm Resource Specialist, ...

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    Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM
    Location
    to be sent, Enumclaw, WA
    Event Sponsor
    king conservation district
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    Join us for a farm tour in Enumclaw and learn how to effectively manage mud, manure, and pasture on your farm.

    Join Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water, and KCD Senior Farm Resource Specialist, Jay Mirro for an in-person farm tour. Hosted by King Conservation District this FREE farm tour will share tips and best ways to manage mud, manure, and pasture for the upcoming winter season. Learn how to improve farm productivity and reduce impacts on natural resources.This tour is held on private property. Address, and directions will be emailed out to those registered.
  • Winter Pasture Management for Livestock Webinar

    It’s time to get pastures ready for the upcoming wet, cold, and dark months. Would you like to learn how to keep your animals out of the mud, make your life chore-efficient, and get your pastures in great ...

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    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:00 PM
    Location
    800 sw 39th st, suite 150, Renton, WA
    Event Sponsor
    king conservation district
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    It’s time to get pastures ready for the upcoming wet, cold, and dark months. Would you like to learn how to keep your animals out of the mud, make your life chore-efficient, and get your pastures in great shape?

    Join King Conservation District and Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water to learn what you can do this winter to keep your livestock healthy, reduce mud, manage manure, and lay the groundwork for greener pastures with less weeds next spring. Alayne is an educator, and writer who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990.Bring your specific questions to ask a KCD Farm Planner during the Q&A session after the presentation.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-pasture-management-for-livestock-tickets-170208218363OrganizerKing Conservation DistrictWebsite:https://kingcd.o
  • Register for Tilth Conference 2021

    Register for Tilth Conference 2021 Join us for the annual Tilth Conference! It's Fri.-Sun., November 19-21 in Lynnwood, WA. This year's conference is being held in-person with virtual options available. Get ...

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    Friday, November 19, 2021 9:00 AM
    Location
    3711 196th st sw, Lynnwood, WA
    Event Sponsor
    tilth alliance
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    Event Detail
    Register for Tilth Conference 2021

    Join us for the annual Tilth Conference! It's Fri.-Sun., November 19-21 in Lynnwood, WA.

    This year's conference is being held in-person with virtual options available. Get your tickets today! Tickets are offered on a sliding scale ranging from $100-$400.

    ¡Únase con nosotros en la Conferencia Tilth anual! Es viernes-domingo, 19-21 de noviembre en Lynnwood, WA. La conferencia de este año se celebra en persona con opciones virtuales. ¡Consigue sus boletos hoy mismo! Los boletos se ofrecen en una escala de entre $100 y $400.Register today! / ¡Consigue sus boletos! 

    COVID-19 Event ProtocolsMasks will be required for all in-person attendees. All in-person attendees also agree to either showing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and/or showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event. Read full COVID-19 policy on our registration page.

    About Tilth Conference: http://www.tilthalliance.org/special_events/Conference

    Over the course of three days, farmers, food system professionals, researchers and educators have the opportunity to learn from one another and share best practices, catch up with old friends, and make new connections. 

    Register at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tilthconference/555820

 

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