Want to learn more about gardening in harmony with nature's rhythms? This spring you can hang out at the zoo while learning eco-friendly gardening techniques from people who really know their stuff. The Woodland Park Zoo is offering a tempting slate of five Backyard Habitat classes, starting in March, presented by experts from the zoo, Seattle Audubon, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Washington Native Plant Society.
Students will learn how to conserve water, garden organically, design gardens to attract birds and other wildlife , select and care for native plants, recognize and remove invasive species, all in the setting of the zoo's spectacular gardens. The classes are designed to build upon each other as a series, but it's okay to take them separately.
Classes cost $25 each or $100 for the five-part series if you register by February 23. To register, or for more information, call 206-548-2424 or go to http://www.zoo.org/backyardworkshop.
Photos by Mat Hayward/Woodland Park Zoo