REMINDER: Environmental Science Center’s FREE workshop on soil is Sunday

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REMINDER: Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding a FREE workshop on soil this Sunday, May 19 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Burien Library.

“A beautiful garden or yard depends on healthy soil,” reads an announcement. “Learn how to achieve this while also keeping the Puget Sound and our community vital.”

Master Gardener Mary Machala will show examples and tools to use to build soil health inexpensively.

Gretchen Muller, Senior Associate at Cascadia Consulting Group, will also speak on low-impact development practices and protecting our watershed.

Practicing sustainable yard care can be beneficial not only to the environment, but also to your pocketbook. Simple practices such as using natural pesticides and organic fertilizer from yard waste help protect waterways from being polluted with toxic chemicals. Keeping our watershed healthy ensures the longevity of resources such as salmon and drinking water. Correctly managing stormwater runoff on your property prevents unwanted elements from polluting Puget Sound. Also, by using native plants in landscaping, you ensure that wildlife such as butterflies and birds have the natural habitat on which they depend.

The ESC is presenting this free workshop along with Cascadia Consulting Group, Master Gardeners and Sustainable Burien, with support from the City of Burien, King County, and The Russell Family Foundation.

To attend, please register:

Light refreshments will be served.

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