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The Saving Water Partnership sponsors free Savvy Gardener classes in the spring and fall to help you have a beautiful, healthy landscape that uses water wisely. Please use the contact information provided for each class to register. Early registration is recommended to ensure your spot in a class.

Favorite Northwest Natives

Presenter: Greg Rabourn, restores habitat for King County and was the past co-host of KCTV’s Yard Talk

Beautiful, sustainable, low-maintenance gardening with native plants can solve many landscape woes. You will leave this class with design tips, species recommendations, and an appreciation for giving your yard a Northwest aesthetic. Perfect timing to create a plant list before the fall plant sales.

Thursday, September 13th, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm
To register, call (206) 362-8100 or email
Location: North City Water District
1519 NE 177th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Drought Recovery and Developing a Resilient Landscape

Presenter: Ladd Smith, co-owner of In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

Use fall and winter to prepare for spring gardening! Ladd Smith will teach fall gardening practices that will help your garden recover from the summer heat and stress.  Minimize spring gardening labor with these methods: creating healthy soil, planting to take advantage of the fall and winter rains, directing storm water in the winter for garden use, and getting rid of pests using non-pesticide options.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
To register, call (425) 255-9600 or email
Location: King County Water District 90
15606 SE 128th St.
Renton, WA 98059

Rain Gardens for Home Owners

Presenter: Lisa Haglund, Rain Garden Program Coordinator, King County Master Gardener Program

Rain gardens soak up excess storm water to help keep your landscape from flooding and pollution out of our local streams and wetlands. Learn how to plant a rain garden with native plants to create a beautiful, low-maintenance, and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while protecting our waters and creating habitat for beneficial wildlife.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 pm        
To register, call (425) 255-9600 or email
Location: King County Water District 90
15606 SE 128th St.
Renton, WA 98059