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El curso corto de administración de la conservación del patio trasero

Backyard Conservation is an annual six-week program offered each spring featuring: Native Plant Landscaping, Environmentally Friendly Garden Practices, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Composting, Building Healthy Soils, Managing Invasive Plants, Gardening for Wildlife, Introduction to Low Impact Development/Rain Gardens, and MORE! Training provided by local experts! Participants learn the principles of how to create beautiful landscapes that benefit humans, animals, stream health and the environment...one backyard at a time!

Please view the schedule below and follow the link to register. For more information email carla@skagitcd.org

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April

April 3 at Skagit Valley College, Angst Hall 125, 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Welcome/Introductions/Program Orientation – Carla Glassman, Skagit Conservation District

Rainwater Harvesting – CJ Huxford, Northwest Rain Solutions NW Rain Solutions

Saturday Fieldtrip, April 6

Pomona Grange Park, 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM 

Join the Skagit Land Trust for a brief overview of Skagit amphibians, then gear up as we will be trekking through a local conservation area to complete an important egg mass survey. 

April 10 at Skagit Valley College, Angst Hall 125, 5:30 PM8:00 PM

Landscape Design for Homeowners  Kathy Anderson, Bountiful Landscapes

 

April 17 at Skagit Valley College, Angst Hall 125, 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Invasive Plants of the Pacific NW – Madelyn Loy, Skagit County Noxious Weed Board  

Sustainable Gardening –  Lisa Miller, Eco-Restore Consulting & Design LLC.

 

April 24 at Skagit Valley College, Angst Hall 125, 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Beneficial Insects  Bob Gillespie, Entomologist 

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Food – Brenda Cunningham, WA Native Plant Society 

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Saturday Fieldtrip, April 27 

WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners Discovery Garden

10:00 AM2:00 PM

Join the WSU Master Gardeners for a Native Plant Demonstration Garden, Discovery Garden Walk & Talk, & Backyard Composting Demonstration.

May

May 1 at Padilla Bay Research Reserve, 5:30 PM8:00 PM

Green Crab Identification and Monitoring, Northwest Straits Commission

 

May 8 at Skagit Valley College, Angst 125, 5:30 PM- 8 PM

Local Birds and habitat - Skagit Audubon Society

Integrated Pest Management –  Bob Gillespie, Entomologist

Graduation Celebration – Carla Glassman, Skagit Conservation District

This program is held in partnership with the City of Mount Vernon, City of Sedro-Woolley, City of Anacortes, City of Burlington, and Skagit County 

Las clases de conservación del patio trasero volverán en 2023.

Muchas de las clases de 2022 se grabaron y se pueden ver haciendo clic en los enlaces a continuación.  

Los folletos y materiales de referencia también están disponibles para ver o descargar haciendo clic en los enlaces.

Toda la tierra en la tierra es una cuenca hidrográfica que conecta todos nuestros patios traseros. Nuestras actividades afectan nuestra salud, la salud de nuestros hogares y todo lo que nos rodea. Escuche de expertos y sobre los temas de jardinería “rainwise”, plantas nativas, paisajismo para la vida silvestre, manejo integrado de plagas, malezas invasoras, compostaje y más.
Los participantes aprenderán los principios de cómo hacer de su hogar un lugar de belleza que beneficie a los humanos, los animales, las cuencas hidrográficas y el medio ambiente, comenzando en su propio patio trasero.

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