New Cascade Gardener Classes begin, registration now open


Cascade Water Alliance and its members — Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and Skyway Water and Sewer District — are offering free gardening classes starting this month and running through April to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water efficiently. Classes take place throughout member communities.  See class listing below and check the website often as many additional classes will be scheduled.  To see more classes or to register, please visit Cascade Gardener at, or call 1.800.838.3006.


Food Gardening

Edible Landscapes for the Homeowner | Jessi Bloom

Grow easy edibles that are low maintenance, resilient, and sustainable!

• Thursday, February 13, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Avenue NE, Redmond

Grow Your Own Food Forest | Kimberly Leeper and Jacqueline Cramer

Incorporate fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, and much more into your landscape.

• Saturday, March 1, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

21 Acres – 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville

Secrets of Companion Planting in Your Edible Garden | Laura Matter and Carey Thornton

Learn how to choose communities of plants that grow well together.

• Saturday, February 15, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Avenue SE, Bellevue

Plants & Garden Design

Create Beauty in Your Garden with Native Plants | Susie Egan

Discover a treasure trove of beautiful native plants. Transform your urban lot into a glorious natural paradise.

• Thursday, February 2, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-108, 450 110th Avenue NE,Bellevue

Doing it Right the First Time — Successful Garden Design | Meghan Fuller

Get the tools you need to create a design that is functional and meets your unique needs.

• Saturday, February 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah

Strategies for Weed Control | Ladd Smith

Strategies for weed control; learn about integrated weed management.

• Thursday, February 13, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Avenue NW, Issaquah

• Saturday, February 15, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila

• Saturday, March 1, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Avenue SE, Bellevue

Transform Your Dry Shade into Lush Beauty | Marianne Binetti

Learn how to add color and drama to your landscape even in the most difficult situations.

• Saturday, February 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Squak Mountain Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road SE, Issaquah


Northwest Gardens without Automatic Sprinklers | Marianne Binetti

Learn how you too can enjoy a colorful, lush garden free of automatic watering.

• Saturday, February 15, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Gray Barn Garden Center, 20871 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond