Join us for an Earth Day educational event at the Chuckanut Center at Fairhaven Park! Kidz and Bugs April 22, 2017 12 noon to 1 pm Bring your kids to learn about how to attract helpful insects to our gardens! Together
we will talk about pollinating insects (like bees) and the ways we can
help create habitat by planting the right things in our gardens.
· What plants can act as food for these insects? · How do we build them homes? · Who are the good guys who eat pests in my garden and how can I tell the difference? · How can I learn to help nature take care of our gardens?
Compost WorkshopSaturday, June 1710 AM-2 PMat Chuckanut Center
We'll explore 5 unique ways to build healthy soil: Leaf mold Worm bins Compost tea Bokashi Korean Natural Farming method Suggested donation $20 (nobody turned away)Scroll to bottom of page for registration form Program: Greetings, introductions10:00 Leaf Mold10:10Presented by Martin Passmore In many cities people experience leaves more as a soggy problem than a valuable resource. But they are easily transformed over time into leaf mold, a cheap, weed-free source of humus and soil life which was highly valued by traditional gardeners. I call it beginners' compost, because it has low nuisance-potential and only takes up space and time without demanding much attention. The volume is reduced considerably as it matures. I will describe and illustrate my current three-year process and what I have learned in a decade or so that might be useful to others. Outdoor Worm Compost Bins10:30