To celebrate Earth Month, and encourage human connection in this challenging time we will be hosting a Green Cities Partnership book club! This will be an opportunity for members from all the Green Cities Partnerships to connect.
Follow the King County Parks Facebook page. From park highlights and updates, to activities like crosswords and live streams- head here for an awesome mix of all things parks.
The Tilth Alliance is hosting their May edible plant sale online. Check out their website for plant lists, details, and contact information for any questions.
Find your Green City’s social media accounts below to stay up to date.
Did you know that many of the weeds we deal with in our natural areas originated as landscape plants? Habitat restoration can start at home by ensuring that your yard is free of aggressive and noxious weeds and planted with native vegetation. Check out these resources to get started.
Washington State University Extension office provides a variety of resources for gardeners and farmers. Check out a list of all their programs for questions on everything from potatoes, to horticulture, to plant pests and pathogens! Some particular programs that may be of interest to backyard gardeners:
Want to start a vegetable garden? Not sure where to get high quality seeds? In Washington we are lucky to have Deep Harvest Farms and Uprising Seeds selling seeds that have been adapted and bred for growth in the Pacific Northwest! West Coast Seeds also has a great resource section to help you get started!
Feeling cooped up with kids out of school? Looking for ways for the whole family to connect with nature while staying at home? These resources have ideas for environmental education and fun activities where your whole family can stay connected with the natural world.
Check out these awesome children’s activities that the whole family can do (properly social distancing) while exploring the Children’s Garden at Danny Woo Gardens. The guide comes in English and Chinese.
This Green Seattle blog includes a variety of activities you can do from home with kids. It features great environmental education activities like games, community science, and art projects.
If you’re looking to learn about local parks or native plants, check out Green Seattle’s Instagram live walks! You can follow them on instagram to learn when the next one is, or check out past walks. This is a great way to learn about plants, parks, and add a little energy to your next outdoor excursion.