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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.

 

Sustaining Our Northwest Orcas

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 PM

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

 

The endangered Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of the Pacific Northwest and inspires widespread public interest, curiosity, and awe around the globe. Unfortunately, their population level is the lowest we've seen in several decades. Candice Emmons, from NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, will discuss the threats that face this population, explain the research currently being done, and highlight conservation efforts.

Gardening for Wildlife & Natural Yard Care Basics

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 - 2:30 PM

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

Natural Yard Care Basics

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 the steps you can take to get started.

Gardening for Wildlife

Laura Matter is the Sustainable Yard and Home Education Program Manager at Tilth Alliance where she specializes in watershed health, pollinator gardening and integrated pest management education. Join Laura to learn about plants and the design techniques that attract songbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects to visit and live in your garden. She will also cover problematic wildlife and how to manage them in the garden.

Worm Bins & Backyard Composting Class

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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. Tilth 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.

Green Cleaning Class

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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.

Zero Waste Holidays

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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