2018 Classes & Workshops

Please sign up early for the classes you want, since class sizes are limited. (Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online.) Details and driving directions for each class will be sent following your registration. Questions? Contact us at classes@northwestperennialalliance.org or call the NPA administrative assistant at 425-647-6004.



Saturday, January 20
"Growing Mushrooms at Home"
with Tristan Woodsmith

Time: 10am - 12 pm
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
SOLD OUT


This workshop focuses on growing Gourmet Mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors in your yard, garden or forest. Tristan will discuss the mushroom life cycle, various substrates used for growing mushrooms, and low-tech methods for generating mycelium including spores, spawn, and stem-butts.  He will also cover in detail indoor mushroom patches, outdoor mushroom beds, log and stump cultivation.  Species mentioned include Oyster Mushrooms, Shiitake, Lion's Mane and more.



Saturday, March 3
"Hydrangea How To"
with Kit Haesloop

Time: 10am - 12 pm
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Limit: 25 participants
SOLD OUT

Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available. In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the NPA Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden. Bring your questions and be prepared to go outside to the Perennial Border in the second half of the class.