2019 Classes & Workshops

Please sign up early for the classes you want, since class sizes are limited. (Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online.) Details and driving directions for each class will be sent following your registration. Questions? Contact us at classes@northwestperennialalliance.org or call the NPA administrative assistant at 425-647-6004.



Saturday, January 19

"Growing Mushrooms at Home"
with Tristan Woodsmith from Fungi Perfecti

Time: 10 am - noon
Location: Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/Nonmembers$35--JUST THREE SPOTS LEFT!

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.



Saturday, February 16
"The Hidden Half of Your Garden – A New Way to Think About Soil
with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Time: 10 am - noon
Location: Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35

Come and learn about how the smallest creatures on Earth are upending practices in gardening, agriculture and medicine. Learn about human and plant microbiomes and the role of living soil in keeping gardens, farms, and even our bodies humming along like they should.

David Montgomery is Professor of Geomorphology at UW, and he and his wife Anne garden in Seattle.
They are the authors of "The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health.”

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.



Wednesday, March 13

"Spring 101 Gardeners Question Time"
with Karen Benson, Bruce Caredio, Gordon Polson and Randy Eakin

Time: 10 am - noon
Location: Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35

Join a panel of four King County Master Gardeners who will present a PowerPoint of what you should be doing in the garden in Spring. We will be talking, planting, pruning, propagating and soil and compost care and taking questions from the audience. Each gardener / presenter will cover the basics of each category and then actually demonstrate a skill/tip/trick.  We will then take  questions from the audience, which you can send us before the presentation or try and stump the panel!

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart





Saturday, March 16
"Hydrangea How To"
with Kit Haesloop

Time: 10 am - noon
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 25


Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available.  In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the NPA Perennial Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Bring your questions and be prepared to go outside in the second half of the class. 

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.


MORE CLASSES COMING SOON!