Our new summer catalog is out, and we have a lot to offer in the next few months! Introducing Yoga in the Arboretum, Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor, new Monday Night Lite free classes, a series on sustainable home gardening, and of course plenty of ProHort classes for our professionals and advanced gardeners.
Here is a taste of what’s coming this summer:
6 class series (the first 2 dates are free!)
Saturdays, July 11 and 18, August 8-29th from 9:30-11am
Join yoga teacher Aliette Frank in the Arboretum for some fun exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Using elements of breath (pranayama), posture (asana), and focused gaze (drishti), we tune into nature and ground into our environment. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners.
4 Monday Mornings, 10am-12pm, August 10-24
Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop, you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching.
Monday Night Lites
These free monthly talks coincide with Monday late-open hours at the Miller Library and the Hyde Herbarium, as well as the clinic offered by King County Master Gardeners. Classes are always from 6:30-7:30pm and feature a variety of topics accessible to all audiences.
- Planting for Pollinators ( July 6)
- UW Farm Tour and Talk (August 3)
- Culinary Herbs (September 14)
Sustainable Home Gardening Practices
Learn to keep your yard looking spiffy the right way.
- Building Healthy Soil (June 27)
- Water-wise Gardening (July 15)
- Natural Pest and Disease Control for Edibles (August 1)
Don’t forget our professional series (ProHort) for landscape professionals and advanced home gardeners. Professional Credits available. Topics this summer include:
- Building Support for the Urban Forest Using a Social Marketing Approach (June 18)
- Tour the Traps: WSDA Pest Detection in Action (June 30, July 14, August 4)
- Arboretum Plant Study: Seasonal Plant ID and Culture (July 23)
- Summer Pruning of Trees and Shrubs (July 30)
- The Importance of Soil Microbes in Maintaining Plant Health (August 20)
- Cabling, Bracing, and Staking Trees (September 17)