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Posted on: September 10, 2018

City launches new line up of Green Garden, Green Home events

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EVERETT – The City of Everett will hold multiple events this fall to promote natural yard care and green gardening practices that make yards easier to maintain and healthier for kids, pets and the environment.


The Green Garden, Green Home program provides simple, effective strategies that benefit homeowners while helping to protect the environment and manage stormwater runoff. This year’s RainScaping Expo provides an added opportunity for people to get a first-hand look at innovative green stormwater solutions.


Free Talks


Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn what should be on your fall garden to-do list with local expert, Emily Bishton of Green Light Gardening.


Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Trevor Cameron, Everett Arboretum President, will tour the Everett Arboretum and Gardens and discuss how they transplant plants and decide what to keep.


Both events are free and will be at Legion Hall, 145 Alverson Blvd.


Workshops


Saturday, Sept. 29 from 12-4 p.m. The City will partner with Snohomish County to host the RainScaping Expo at McCollum Park, Everett. The expo will feature engaging workshops and inspiring talks for managing stormwater runoff and will include local vendor booths with services and products. Ciscoe Morris will give a talk on environmentally friendly gardening during the event. 


Saturday, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 The city will resume its popular rain barrel sales, where you can purchase a ready-made 55-gallon rain barrel for $55.


Thursday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 23 The City will host “make it, take it” rain barrel workshops where you can make your own rain barrel for $40. Space is limited at this workshop, so RSVP at 425-257-8992.


For more information and to view the complete flyer visit www.everettwa.gov/LetitRain

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