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Goin' Batty 
August 20, 2014, 10:00am - Noon. Barbara Ogaard is on the board of directors of the Sarvey Wildlife Center, the only wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington. They take in all native species of wildlife from hummingbirds to eagles to bobcats to BATS. Barbara was drawn to the intelligence and gentleness of the little bats, and a love affair bloomed. She has studied with many bat experts and traveled the world learning about bats. Her popular slide presentations educate the public on the need to help Bats because of their many beneficial attributes such as pollination, agricultural pest and insect control, and medical research.
$25.00 - $35.00
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For Best Results - Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden Now! 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED. September 18, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This class, taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth, will teach you everything you need to know to plan your vegetable garden for next spring. More and more gardeners are dedicating part of their yards to vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers. We will cover soil preparation, the best locations for edibles, as well as types of vegetables that thrive in our climate, when to plant what, as well as how to prioritize and rotate plants for best results will be demonstrated. Limited to 25 Participants. Members $25, Non-members $35
$25.00 - $35.00
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Ferns for all Seasons 10 AM - Noon 
September 25, 10:00am - Noon, If you are not a fan of ferns, Sue Olsen's infectious and informative class will convert you. Learn that they don't all look alike. Sue has been studying, photographing, and writing about ferns for more than four decades. Her nursery, Foliage Gardens, has introduced numerous ferns to horticulture. She is a founding member of the Hardy Fern Foundation and author of Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns. After her slide presentation, she will lead a tour of BBG's Rhododendron Glen where over 750 ferns are planted and maintained by the Hardy Fern Foundation. Limited to 18 participants.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Edible Perennials 10 AM - Noon 
October 4, 2014, 10:00am - Noon. This is a two part series class that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th; both will be taught by Jessi Bloom. Jessi is an award-winning landscape designer whose work emphasizes ecological systems, sustainability, and self-sufficiency. She is owner of the design-build firm, N.W. Bloom which has won numerous awards from NW professional gardening organizations. 21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center showcasing the agricultural heritage of our region. The Center features sustainable design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products. This class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and the class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in the Ootober 11th class! Limited to 40 Participants. $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members for both October 4 and October 11 classes.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Edible Perennials - Tasting Included 10/4 10 AM - Noon at BBG, 10/11 10 AM - 1 PM at 21 Acres 
October 4 and 11, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm. This is a part two series that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th; both will be taught by Jessi Bloom. Jessi is an award-winning landscape designer whose work emphasizes ecological systems, sustainability, and self-sufficiency. She is owner of the design-build firm, N.W. Bloom which has won numerous awards from NW professional gardening organizations. 21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center showcasing the agricultural heritage of our region. The Center features sustainable design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products. The class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and this class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in the Ootober 11th class! Limited to 15 Participants. $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members for both October 4 and October 11 classes.
$70.00 - $80.00
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How to Create a Self-Maintained Garden Based on Natural Ecosystems! 10 AM - 1 PM 
October 25, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm. This 3-hour class will be offered in conjunction with Seattle Tilth. Permaculture is an increasingly popular and widely discussed gardening style. It attempts to reduce ongoing garden maintenance work by mimicking natural environmental zones to increase the abundance and resilience of plants. A local expert from Seattle Tilth will provide lots of practical information and can help you plan an herbal spiral for your garden. Limited to 25 Participants $35 Members, $45 Non-Members
$35.00 - $45.00
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