Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Invasive Plant Management For The Home Gardener" And "Cob Oven Workshop" At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding some interesting classes this week:

The first is the Cob Oven Workshop tomorrow night from 7-8:30pm.

The information says: 
Experience the art of natural building in a wood-fired cob oven workshop. 
Cob is a natural material made up of clay, sand, and straw. This workshop offers hands-on instruction in earthen cob construction building techniques, as well as an opportunity to contribute to the construction of a new cob oven for the UW Farm. 
Join Eli Adadaow, an experienced instructor in building with natural materials, for discussions and hands-on work centering on key principles of natural building including design, foundations, roof systems and the use of local, abundant materials.  
Participants will learn some of  the tricks used in building fast, yet sturdy structures with sustainable methods. 
The workshop starts Friday evening with tea, nibbles, and a meet-and-greet. Work on the oven begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. Lunch is included both days.

This is a 3 part workshop: Friday August 28, 7-8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30, 9-4pm.  The cost is $200.  Register online or by phone (206-685-8033)


The second class is Saturday from 9-12 called "Invasive Plant Management for the Home Gardener" tomorrow from 9-12. 

The information says: 
Learn to identify and manage invasive plants of the Pacific Northwest. We will discuss horticultural and other exotic plants that have become invaders, their effects on natural areas, and methods to responsible manage populations on your property. This class will introduce you to integrated pest management solutions and restoration techniques that will help prevent these invaders from coming back.
The cost is $30.  Register Online or by phone at (206-685-8033).

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