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South Treatment Plant in Renton hosts natural yard care classes, Jan. 27 & Feb. 10


Learn the basics of natural yard care at two free classes hosted by King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton on Jan. 27 and Feb. 10. The classes are free and include compost and plant start giveaways.


King County Wastewater Treatment Division will host two classes this winter on natural yard care at its South Treatment Plant in Renton. These classes will be geared toward people who are new to the concepts of natural yard care practices, and offer information on creating healthy, manageable landscapes.  The classes are free, and include giveaways of compost and plant starts. Join us for one or both classes at South Treatment Plant, which is located at 1200 Monster Road in Renton.

Click on the links to register.

Jan. 27 (10 a.m. - noon) – Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape
Thinking about transforming your yard this year? A well-planned landscape can do a lot for you, without requiring a lot in return. This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and give you examples of what not to do. Bring in photos or a map of your yard to get specific advice from an expert. 
All participants who attend this class will be able to scoop *free* compost to take home!

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Feb. 10 (10 a.m. - 12:30p.m.)  - The Main Event: Building healthy soil and selecting proper plants
Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape! Learn from a King County soil scientist about the components of a robust soil system, and how to make it work better for your yard. The second half of the class will be dedicated to the stars of your landscape - the plants! A plant expert from King County will provide information on choosing the best plants for visual interest, wildlife, AND minimizing water, fertilizer and pesticide use. All participants will receive *free* plant starts, and can scoop compost to take home!

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For additional information, or to arrange reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact Kristin Covey in King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division at 206-263-8856.

This release is also posted on the Department of Natural Resources and Parks website: