Venue hosts free gardening events

Published on Wed, Mar 31, 2010
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Those working to develop their green thumb will want to attend a free series of gardening instructional workshops beginning this month in Bellingham.

The workshops are part of Village Book’s annual Get Gardening series featuring a free speaking event each month through September, aimed at a variety of topics from gardening in the county or in containers.

Tuesday, April 6: 7 p.m.

Master gardener and author Valerie Easton talks about her book “The New Low-Maintenance Garden.” Easton offers helpful, practical advice to create a stylish, sustainable, and simple garden that requires less maintenance and fewer resources. She is a weekly garden columnist for Pacific Northwest Magazine of The Seattle Times and worked for 18 years as the horticultural librarian at University of Washington in Seattle.

Tuesday, April 13: 7pm

Picking up where The Informed Gardener left off, The Informed Gardener Blooms Again uses scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, urban horticulturalist and Washington State University associate professor Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices.