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Outdoor Photography Outdoor Photography 
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9am-Noon. Do you have a new digital SLR (DSLR) camera and want to learn how to get beautiful images of flowers and gardens? Join professional photographer Lesli Cohan of Images Through The Door Photography in a fun and educational "hands-on" outdoor workshop geared toward helping you gain an understanding of your camera and how to shoot flowers and gardens.
$55.00 - $65.00
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How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm. Presented by Cass Turnbull, founder and president of PlantAmnesty. This presentation covers basic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to illustrate pruning for size reduction and pruning for definition (thinning).
$25.00 - $35.00
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Pruning Demonstration 
Saturday, June 27, 10am-Noon. Taught by Cass Turnbull and Keith Dekker of PlantAmnesty. Learn the principles of selective pruning being put into practice. Pruning will be demonstrated for size reduction, to create definition, and to separate different layers of the garden. Students will gain insight into the thought processes that accompany pruning individual plants and restoring order to an overgrown garden.
$30.00 - $40.00
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Unique Raised Garden Beds Unique Raised Garden Beds 
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to design and construct raised garden beds that can help you improve your soil and extend your harvest. We’ll discuss food-safe building materials and construction, soil building and intensive planting techniques. You will be introduced to various beds, from basic wood frames to straw bales and hugelkutur. Leave with the knowledge and skills you need to start a new garden or improve and expand your existing space. Presented in conjunction with Seattle Tilth.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Kids in the Garden Preschool Class (July-Aug2015) Kids in the Garden Preschool Class (July-Aug2015) 
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. EMAIL US AT BBGSOFFICE@BELLEVUEBOTANICAL.ORG TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. Designed especially for preschoolers aged 3-5, this 4-week program will teach kids about the many parts of a garden, from birds to bugs and everything in between. At each class we’ll read a story, do an art project, sing a song, eat a snack and get out into the garden! Classes are taught by an experienced preschool science teacher. The program begins on July 28 and will meet for four consecutive Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other significant adult. Classes meet on July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11 and Aug 18. Price is for all four classes.
$50.00 - $100.00
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Flower Arranging from the Garden Flower Arranging from the Garden 
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00am - Noon. Improve your flower arranging skills using your own home grown blooms and greens. Linda McDonald’s class will offer 7 tips for combining stems plus demonstrate the points by making up example bouquets. Practice what is presented by creating your own take-home bouquet. Bring a vase, clippers, a bucket of flowers and a bucket of greens. Cuttings from instructor Linda McDonald as well as from the NPA Border at the BBG will be available to add to your combinations.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Save Seeds from Your Garden! Save Seeds from Your Garden! 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:30-8:30pm. Saving seeds is an ancient tradition that can help you save money, be more self-sufficient, and join the global movement to preserve biodiversity. We will discuss the many benefits of seed saving, the science of pollination, and the full process of seed saving including how to choose the best parent plants and the best way to store seeds. Start saving seeds this summer to get ready for next year’s garden and have more than enough to share with friends and family. Presented in conjunction with Seattle Tilth.
$25.00 - $35.00
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The Nature of Haiku Sept 19 The Nature of Haiku Sept 19 
Led by Michael Dylan Welch, poet laureate of Redmond, Washington, director of National Haiku Writing Month, and longtime vice president of the Haiku Society of America. An exploration of haiku poetry in English for adults and families, with an emphasis on the seasonal and nature-focused aspects of this poetry, covering haiku history and such Japanese techniques as kigo (season words), kireji (using a two-part juxtapositional structure), and shasei (sketching from nature using objective sensory imagery). Includes writing exercises, garden walking, and a sharing/feedback session. Appropriate for adults and families with children 9 and older. Join us first for a free haiku reading from 12-12:45pm, followed by the class from 1-4pm.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Must-Have Plants for Fabulous Fall Color Must-Have Plants for Fabulous Fall Color 
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:00am - Noon. John Christianson, owner of the award winning Christianson's Nursery in Mt. Vernon, will bring plants with fall interest from his nursery to show with planting and design tips. Plants can be purchased.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter - and Spring! Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter - and Spring! 
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm. Prepare your vegetable garden for next year by improving your soil over the winter. Grab those last few days of sunshine and put your garden to bed! Soil building is an important component of organic gardening and the fall and winter are perfect times to add organic matter that will feed your plants throughout the year. We will discuss key components of the final harvest, how to test your soil, what cover crops to plant and different techniques for mulching. Leave with the knowledge and skills you need to protect your soil so it is ready to go next spring! Presented in conjunction with Seattle Tilth.
$25.00 - $35.00
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