Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 15: Create An Urban Oasis: Naturescaping A Wildlife-Friendly Garden

Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center

Want to create an urban oasis for your family and our local wildlife? Join Kimberly Leeper of Mariposa Naturescapes and Heather Swift of Cohabitats to learn how to naturescape - design and install a wildlife-friendly, native and edible plant garden. Once installed, naturescapes require less maintenance than many yards and conventional gardens. They also keep invasive species out of our city, and of course, help native wildlife thrive in a healthy habitat. Learn about the principles of naturescaping and come away with ideas about how to transform your own yard. If you have already started planning, bring your any maps, sketches, pictures, and/or existing plant list of your yard. Otherwise, come to learn what the opportunities could be for your yard. Our instructors will present information, answer questions, and facilitate small group time to help you generate ideas for your own naturescape. Bring snacks for breaks.

Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center
950 NW Carkeek Park Road -- go West at NW 110th Street off 3rd Ave NW

$25 per person. Please pre-register by 5/14 at 206-684-0877. Space is limited.