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Grow Fruit in Small Spaces Grow Fruit in Small Spaces 
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Taught by Seattle Tilth. Do you think you need an orchard or a big backyard to grow fruit? This class will show you how to utilize small spaces to grow tasty berries and fruits on bushes, vines and trees. Topics include special techniques for gardening in small spaces, using containers to grow fruits, selecting plants and varieties, and ongoing fruit tree care. Leave with the knowledge you need to incorporate delicious fruits into your landscape so you can enjoy sweet rewards with limited effort.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Rain Garden Basics Rain Garden Basics 
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10am - noon. Taught by Lisa Haglund. How would you like to garden, beautify your property and help protect local waterways at the same time? Learn how rain gardens capture, hold, and filter stormwater and wastewater runoff and if your site is suitable for a rain garden. Basics will include where to site a rain garden, needed components, suggested plants and care, and construction planning. Alternatives to rain gardens such as rain barrels and permeable paving will also be discussed. Class will include a visit to our rain garden on site at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for inspiration!
$25.00 - $35.00
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Choosing Drought Tolerant Plants for Northwest Gardens Choosing Drought Tolerant Plants for Northwest Gardens 
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 10am-12pm. Taught by Pat Roome. With predictions of more warm, dry summers in store for the Pacific Northwest, we need to know which plants can adapt to dry conditions. Learn plant selections from trees and shrubs to perennials and vines and what the gardener can do to prevent plant and lawn damage from drought. You will see a hands-on demonstration of parts needed for a simple soaker hose irrigation system as well as find out about proper fertilization, mulching, and watering techniques.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Build a Succulent Terrarium Build a Succulent Terrarium 
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm. Come and design, plant, and decorate your own miniature succulent terrarium garden. Choose your container and the succulent plants to include, learn how to layer your gravel, and use special planting mixtures and colored sand. Each participant will leave with a fabulous terrarium for their home. All supplies included! Led by Claire Woodward, a docent and plant enthusiast from the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
$35.00 - $45.00
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Create a Miniature Fairy Garden Create a Miniature Fairy Garden 
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10-11:30am. Design and create your own miniature fairy garden. You will create a miniature fairy garden using a tray, gravel, a lush soil mix, and a choice of up to three tropical plants. After planting, choose from special colored sands, rocks, and other decorative elements to complete your one-of-a-kind miniature fairy garden. This is a great class for families! All supplies are included in fee. Led by Claire Woodward, a docent and plant enthusiast from the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
$35.00 - $45.00
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Kids in the Garden (April 2016) Kids in the Garden (April 2016) 
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 lots 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 April 12 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 Apr 12, 19, 26, and May 3.
$50.00 - $100.00
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Organic Gardening 101 Organic Gardening 101 
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10am-12pm. Taught by Seattle Tilth. Want to grow your own food but don’t know how to get started? Learn the fundamentals of organic vegetable gardening including: soil preparation, garden planning, planting and care. We will touch on composting, watering and managing pests and diseases. By learning organic techniques, you will be able to improve the quality of your food and be better prepared to manage garden resources more sustainably. This class will include an outdoor hands-on component; please dress for the weather and garden activities.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Fuchsia 101 Fuchsia 101 
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10-11:30am. Taught by Frankie Dennison. In the Pacific Northwest, fuchsia are both perennial and annual plants. This class will discuss the range of fuchsia as well as their care and where and when to buy the hardy/perennial and non-hardy/annual varieties. We will focus on some of the fuchsia on display in the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
$15.00 - $25.00
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Make Herbal Infusions Make Herbal Infusions 
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm. Taught by Seattle Tilth. Turn garden herbs into culinary and medicinal infusions. Learn how to infuse garden herbs into vinegars, syrups and oils for both culinary and medicinal uses. We will cover herb identification and harvesting and discuss varieties of plants to grow for use in home remedies. Make your own infusions and share with friends and family. The additional cost of the class includes supplies and you will leave with an herbal infusion to take home! Register early as class size is limited to 18.
$30.00 - $40.00
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Kids in the Garden (May 2016) Kids in the Garden (May 2016) 
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 lots 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 May 17 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 May 17, 24, 31 and June 7.
$50.00 - $100.00
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