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These classes offer hand-on guidance and practical tips for successful gardening, home maintenance, and more.
 
Geared to the Pacific Northwest home gardener, this Series covers a wide range of essential topics: The importance of wildlife to gardening including low maintenance, insect- and disease-resistant dwarf confirers, appropriate species of fruit trees, and how to conserve water through the use of smart irrigation practicies like catchment and rainwater barrels.  This Series includes: Gardening for the Birds & Bees, Dwarf & Unusual Conifers, Fruit Trees for the Urban Garden, and Water-Wise Gardening. Take the Series for a savings.

Start date: 05/06/2017

Class Fee:: $99.00

Materials Fee:: $0.00

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Do you have power tools and want to learn how to use them safely and effectively? Learn the basics of joinery, jigs, materials, methods, and project design in a woodshop. After selecting your materials, you will apply your newly-acquired skills to construct your own toolbox.

Start date: 04/13/17

End date: 04/27/17

3 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (4/13/2017-4/13/2017); Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4/20/2017-4/27/2017)

Instructor : Peter Marx 

Room :  Room 117

Class Fee: $135.00

Materials Fee: $40.00

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This class offers an introduction to the art of Bonsai (Penjing) gardening. You will learn from a master how to create and maintain your first bonsai. Class covers the care required, soil, fertilization, appropriate trimming, and the use of wires to control the shapes of the branches and trunks. (Bonsai plant and dish available for optional purchase for a $30 materials fee.)

Start date: 06/03/17

End date: 06/03/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (6/3/2017-6/3/2017)

Instructor :  staff Staff 

Room :  On campus

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Is your desk buried in paper? Has that paper started to move to piles on the floor? Do you hear the phone ringing, but can't find it? Would you love to have an organized work space, but don't know where to begin? We'll work on developing systems to organize the piles on your desk now and start a mind-shift for you to avoid piles in the future. Learn to implement permanent changes to conquer the clutter and put your office to work for you!

Start date: 04/27/17

End date: 04/27/17

1 session

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4/27/2017-4/27/2017)

Instructor : Pamela Marsh 

Room :  OLY 206

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Learn a systematic approach to diagnosing plant problems, and discover where to go for sound solutions. Become familiar with common insect, disease, and environmental maladies of landscape plants. Gain hands-on practice diagnosing problems and finding remedies. Bring samples of your own sick plants to the second session for diagnosis.

Start date: 05/11/17

End date: 05/18/17

2 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (5/11/2017-5/18/2017)

Instructor : Van Bobbitt 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $65.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Dwarf conifers are ideal plants for West Seattle's smaller yards and gardens. They're low maintenance and resistant to most insects and diseases; many have year-round color, and there is an extraordinary range of sizes and shapes available. This class covers the information on types of dwarf conifers (genus/species), as well as the basics of site and soil.

Start date: 05/13/17

End date: 05/13/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5/13/2017-5/13/2017)

Instructor : Bill Hibler 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Enjoy a complimentary tour of South’s Arboretum & Botanical Garden and learn how to turn your own garden into a botanical gem! Natives, ornamentals and many noteworthy specimens for the urban garden will be featured. A professional horticulturist will guide you through the gardens of the Arboretum, providing a “right plant, right place” perspective to guide your landscape designs.

Start date: 04/22/17

End date: 04/22/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (4/22/2017-4/22/2017)

Instructor : Van Bobbitt 

Room :  Arboretum entrance

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Enjoy a complimentary tour of South’s Arboretum & Botanical Garden and learn how to turn your own garden into a botanical gem! Natives, ornamentals and many noteworthy specimens for the urban garden will be featured. A professional horticulturist will guide you through the gardens of the Arboretum, providing a “right plant, right place” perspective to guide your landscape designs.

Start date: 06/03/17

End date: 06/03/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (6/3/2017-6/3/2017)

Instructor : Van Bobbitt 

Room :  Arboretum entrance

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Do you long to grow your own tree fruits on your city lot but worry you don't have enough space in your garden? Does growing fruit trees sound too complicated? It's not, but you do need to know some basics. With the help of our expert, you'll learn about appropriate species, selection and maintenance practices, potential pests/diseases, and correct pruning practices.

Start date: 05/20/17

End date: 05/20/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5/20/2017-5/20/2017)

Instructor : Bob Baines 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Encouraging birds and insects to visit and live in your garden helps to look after local wildlife, keeps valuable green spaces thriving, and can help control garden pests by encouraging natural predators. This class will focus on how to encourage them to visit and/or stay through the use of shrubs, trees, boxes and feeders for perching, foraging and nesting.

Start date: 05/06/17

End date: 05/06/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5/6/2017-5/6/2017)

Instructor : Terre Shattuck 

Room :  LHO 2

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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All plant groups have the same elemental needs of water, light, and air, but the quantity and intensity of each of these elements varies greatly by location. This class covers the specifics of West Seattle's soil composition, weather, small-size lots, and related issues (drainage, pH) including the "right plant, right place" perspective, soil amendments to boost fertility, companion planting, and avoidance of plants overused in West Seattle. Call 206.934.5339 to register two or more people at the Friends Rate of $22.50 each.

Start date: 04/29/17

End date: 04/29/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4/29/2017-4/29/2017)

Instructor : Mark Pollock 

Room :  LHO

Class Fee: $25.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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Through hands-on techniques, learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Emphasis on hand and power tool selection, operation and personal safety, kitchen and bath remodels, electrical, plumbing, wall repair, materials and methods, home security and weatherization. Bring a sack lunch for a 3-minute lunch break.

Start date: 04/29/17

End date: 04/29/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (4/29/2017-4/29/2017)

Instructor : Peter Marx 

Room :  NWWA 123

Class Fee: $105.00

Materials Fee: $40.00

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