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Garden Green

How to grow plants without the use of toxic chemicals

Nov 22 Free Workshop for Nurseries!

Garden Green is partnering with the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP). We are inviting small and medium-scale retail and wholesale nursery owners and their staff located in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap Counties (WA) to attend a FREE bilingual (English/Spanish) online Zoom workshop. This will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd from 12:00p-1:30pm Pacific Time. The workshop presentation, by Michael Laurie and Diane Emerson from Garden Green, will focus on alternative ways to deal with common insect and animal pest issues. We will provide a space for growers to share their pest management experiences and ask questions of one another and of workshop hosts. All workshop participants will be entered into a raffle for an NCAP beanie hat or t-shirt, out of which two winners will be selected. If you are interested in participating in the workshop please register here.

Support for this project is provided by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division's WaterWorks Grant Program and the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grant making fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

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New Videos on Rainwater/Stormwater Solutions

 Vashon Nature Center has created a Water Wellness Toolbox.  Inside the Toolbox are tips and resources created by Garden Green, on the Stewardship Page

Rainwater! In our climate, we seem to have either too little of it or too much of it. These videos were created to help you manage it in both cases, and help Puget Sound and our salmon. Take a look!  Part 1 covers rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and rain gardens:  Click here.   


Part 2 covers ways to deal with excess stormwater using on-site stormwater systems. Click here to view it.

These videos  and the Water Wellness Toolbox were funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division in Partnership with the Vashon Nature Center, www.vashonnaturecenter.org. The content herein does not constitute an endorsement by King County government, its employees, or its elected and appointed officials.

About Garden Green

Welcome to Garden Green! https://gardengreen.org/

A place to come learn about common garden pesticides, and safer alternatives to their use. We can also help you find ways to control stormwater on your property with a wide range of solutions. Many of those solutions will provide beauty and other benefits to your garden. For a limited time, if you are on the Vashon Sewer District, we can come out to your property to consult with you on these topics for free. If you are on the Sewer District and are interested in a free visit, contact Michael Laurie at [email protected]  

Thanks for visiting. Take a look around, and stop back regularly, as we will continue to add resources, reports, and more reference information.  Our work focuses on the Pacific Northwest, but many of the resources you will find here are useful globally.

Also, please visit our Garden Green Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Garden-Green-1721120778176830/?fref=ts

Support for Garden Green is partially provided by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Support is also provided by King County, through the Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee.

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