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Five locally-grown events to kick off this year’s garden

Ready to get your hands dirty?

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Did you miss the Flower and Garden Show? Looking for an entry point for planting some plants? Just want to hang out and talk about your tomato plants? Spring is almost here, which means is a great time to start planning your garden—or windowsill, depending on your space.

Seattle is a city that loves its vegetation, so there are always plenty of opportunities to get ready for gardening, whether you have a small container garden or a full backyard.

Seward Park Audubon Center Native Plant Sale

If you think gardening is for the birds—and the bees, moths, butterflies, and other pollinators—the Seward Park Audubon Society is hosting a native plant sale March 11 and 12. In addition to selling the plants, they’ll have people on hand to give advice about planting and care.

Starting Seeds at West Seattle Nursery

It’s almost time to start planting seeds—and this free workshop at West Seattle Nursery on March 12 can help you get started. The nursery has a variety of classes, many of them free, for anyone looking for something more specific.

Green Your Space with Capitol Hill Community Council

Capitol Hill Community Council is hosting this hybrid gardening workshop and neighbor meet-and-greet event with Seattle Seed Company and Capitol Hill Tool Library on March 18. The free tutorial and workshop is geared toward studio dwellers and backyard gardeners alike.

Tilth Alliance’s Edible Plant Sale

Tilth Alliance periodically hosts edible plant sales with a wide variety of plants you can (eventually) munch on—like this one on March 18. Most veggies are $3.

Usually, they recommend wearing boots due to a muddy location, but their venue change to Orca K-8 school this year means less mud and more playground.

Great Gardening Techniques 101 at City Peoples

City Peoples has a variety of free workshops both general interest and specific, including this 101 class on April 8—which they recommend either for beginners, or experienced gardeners who “feel as if you’ve always done things the hard way.”

This article has been updated since its original publication to reflect Tilth Alliance’s correct name and less muddy plant sale locale.