Cascade Gardener | All Classes
Overview of Cascade Gardener Classes
Each year, Cascade Water Alliance offers free gardening classes to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water efficiently. Our 2015 classes have concluded and were a huge success. Thank you for your interest. Below are the types of classes we offer. Please watch for our 2016 schedule.
Food Gardening Classes
Edible Landscapes for the Homeowner
You can grow your own food! Employ design strategies from nature, so you can grow easy edibles that are low maintenance, resilient, and sustainable. Plant once and enjoy the harvest from your edible landscape for years. Topics include basic food forest design and low maintenance edibles for the Pacific Northwest.
Plants & Landscape Classes
Create Beauty in Your Garden with Native Plants
Discover the treasure trove of beautiful native plants that not only support local biodiversity but also provide shelter and food for our local wildlife. Let Mother Nature do all the work and leave you with time to simply enjoy it. Transform your urban lot into a glorious natural paradise with native plants.
Rain Barrels and Drip Irrigation - A Perfect Pairing
Rainwater is pure, plentiful, and your plants love it. Best of all, it’s free! Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting and storing rainwater for use in your yard. Drip irrigation is an extremely efficient and effective way to water your plants.
The Un-Thirsty Lawn – Steps to keep your grass green no matter what the weather
This class will teach the grass-roots movement towards an improved lawn that will set deep roots and require less water to stay green all summer.
Successful Garden Design
Explore the process of observing, visioning, planning; efficient use of water and resources (including your own time and energy); soil basics, plant choices for year-round interest, maintenance, wildlife habitat; and the potential for harvest of herbs, craft materials, and food.