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Garden & Herbalist Education Programs

April 25, 2019

We have many free garden seminars, free guided nature hikes & free to sliding scale hands-0n herbalist classes. This page offers a quick next-up, easy-reference timeline to help you fill your calendar with all of our programs – free hikes, free & for-fee seminars, maker’s markets and more.

Free Garden Seminar Hiking classroom

Our nature hikes are free & we offer many free garden seminars too. Even classes with a fee often come on a sliding scale!

Some programs are free and don’t require registration. Others may require registration (whether free or for-fee). As registration opens up, we’ll update the links here as soon as possible. And, of course, if you want to be notified directly, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list now. That’s your very best bet to get regular updates (especially during our busy spring and summer seasons!) There’s also Robin’s Great Garden Speaker page to follow here.

(This is list will be updated regularly to add new programs & remove past programs.)

  • Hands-on Herbal Grow, Harvest & Prepare Classes
    • Dates: Summer 2020 to be announced soon!
    • Location: Skagit Valley locations to be announced soon!
    • Details: We’re working on several dates & venues for hands-on beginner herbal growing, harvesting, preserving and crafting classes for 2020. Enrollment will be limited.
    • Notification sign up:  If you’d like to join us, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you are among the first to find out when our enrollment opens. Classes will fill up fast! Subscribe to our mailing list here.
  • Padilla Bay Environmental Research Center Upland Trail Walks
    • Dates: Every 2nd Saturday, March-October 2020, *** March 14th Walk has been cancelled due to high winds***
    • Time: 10am
    • Location: Bay View, WA (Skagit County). Meet at the Arbor at the start of the upland trail.
    • Cost: Free
  • Maker’s Markets, Pop up Shops & Farmer’s Markets
    • Dates: Spring to Fall 2020 schedule coming soon
    • Details: We are working on several market applications now for the 2020 season. We hope to join other local growers & makers to bring shoppers our truly local, handmade goods. If you are hosting a program & think we’d be a good fit, please get in touch!
  • Willowbrook Manor Evening Tea + Herbalist & Gardening Presentations
    • 2020 Dates: June 20th, July 11th, August 15th & September 19th
    • Times: Saturdays at 5pm
    • Location: Sedro-Woolley, WA
    • Etsy Samples & Sales: Robin will be sampling & selling botanical body goods on site. Cash, check & Credit/Debit accepted.
    • Details: Robin will be presenting herbalist demos and gardening seminars following a delicious dinner tea service in the gardens (or tea rooms should weather not cooperate) of Willowbrook Manor Tea House & Chamomile Farm. AirBnB and glamping accommodations may be available. Contact Willowbrook Manor for all reservations. Full schedule, seminar details, menu & pricing information to come. 
  • San Juan County Master Gardeners 2020 Annual Conference Keynote
    • Date: 10/17/20
    • Location: San Juan Island
    • Etsy Samples & Sales: Robin will be sampling & selling our botanical body goods before & after the club meeting. Cash or check only. Credit/Debit in a pinch.
    • Additional Details to come


  1. R J Nelson says:

    I am looking forward to future classes

  2. RJ – We’re looking forward to seeing you in future classes! 🙂

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