Free Local Workshops

Our free natural yard care workshops teach you how easy and rewarding gardening can be. Join us and receive great advice about natural yard design from some of the region's most notable experts.

Pollinator Field Day at Beacon Food Forest
Learn to promote wild pollinators in your garden and farm! Join PhD Candidate Elias Bloom, NW Pollinator Initiative, The Common Acre, and WSU Food Systems to explore pollinator habitat at the Beacon Food Forest. This program will feature: •Short lecture by WSU researchers detailing the latest information on the status of wild bees globally •We'll provide all the tools and techniques for hands on exploration in small groups of: •Pollinator habitat conservation and augmentation •Pollinator identification and monitoring •Integrating farming systems with pollinator conservation •Farm-walk led by BFF staff detailing production practices already in-place to conserve biodiversity and productivity. •Take home resource booklet with local pollinator guide •Open Q&A and potluck featuring locally grown organic food We welcome your addition of a potluck dish to share! If possible, please bring your own re-ususable dish and utensil. $5 registration fee. Register at
Beacon Food Forest
South Dakota Street
Monday, June 18, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Restoring Land for Pollinator Health
Join the Xerces Society, EcoNet and the King Conservation District for this special brown-bag lunch event! Pollinators play a critical role in seed set and plant reproduction; fostering them on your restoration site can be an asset for long-term recovery. Learn the basics of pollinator ecology and how to work pollinator recovery into your restoration plan. Register at
Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1000 4th Avenue
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:30 PM