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Green Living Workshops

   

The City sponsors free workshops on Green Living topics including recycling, composting, edible gardening, rain barrels, solar energy, backyard chickens and more.

All workshops are held at Marlene’s Market & Deli, 2565 S Gateway Center Place, Federal Way. Please visit www.marlenesmarket-deli.com/classes to RSVP.

 

Zero-Waste Living Class

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

 

What would happen if we collectively made less trash?  This workshop will explore this question and provide simple waste reduction techniques that can be implemented right away. Stephanie has been pursuing a waste free lifestyle since 2010. Join her as she teaches the zero waste lifestyle movement that is spreading worldwide.

Green Cleaning Class

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

Green cleaning is more than just vinegar and baking soda. In this workshop you’ll learn how to improve your health and energy by creating a sparkly clean and vibrant home - the residue-free way. Denise Frakes from Blue Sky Services share tips and her favorite recipes for minimizing exposure to toxins, allergens and irritants.

Marine Debris Class

Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

Join Kathryn Davis, from Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, to learn about "microplastics" and to understand what this problem looks like in Puget Sound and how you can become involved.

Invasive Species & Noxious Weeds Class

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

Would you like help picking your battles about which weeds to control? This class will help you sort out the seriously invasive weeds from the merely annoying weeds. Sasha Shaw from King County Noxious Weed Control has been teaching (and learning) about noxious weeds in Washington for over twenty years. She will share her experience and a few horror stories about some of the top invaders in our area.

Worm Bins & Backyard Composting Class

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

A rind is a terrible thing to waste! Don’t let your food scraps go in the garbage when you can turn them in a nutrition-rich compost using a worm composting bin. Seattle Alliance will show how to set up and maintain a “red wiggler” worm composting bin, the benefits of worm castings and worm tea, and resources to get you started. In addition, this class will cover easy ways to turn your lawn clippings, fall leaves and plant trimmings into nutrient-rich compost using a backyard compost bin.

Gardening for the Entire Family

Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

Edible gardening is very popular and it is important to ensure that the site, soil and containers you have chosen for growing food are safe to use. Learn how to choose safe materials for building raised beds, how and what to test your soil for and gauge which sites in your garden will be most suitable for edible plants.

Natural Landscaping Class

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Marlene’s Market & Deli
2565 S Gateway Center Pl
Federal Way, WA

In 1994, Ladd Smith co-founded In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes, with his business partner, Mark Gile, out of his lifelong passion for protecting the environment. In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes is a provider of organic based landscape services in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Join Ladd to learn about the benefits of natural yard care and steps you can take to get started.

 

 

 

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