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Gardening Workshop Retreat

June 21, 2017

Today’s the first day of summer, and here I am getting excited about fall!

The reason?

Bitters Co Barn Garden

Bitters Co barn garden & the gorgeous Skagit Valley farmland nearby

I’ve been invited to teach a special, hands-on gardening workshop at the famed Bitters Co. in Skagit Valley. This is going to be a new kind of program for me in that I’ll be teaching a small group of people about design, dividing perennials, preparing a garden for winter and using the right tool for the job at hand.

What I’ll be teaching isn’t new for me, but how and where I’ll be teaching is.

Usually, I travel to a client’s residential garden to teach them at home. And, in these settings, I rarely have more than two or three students (a family) to teach. But, I am accustomed to sharing knowledge with very large groups when I lead nature walks or present at a large garden show.

Like to eat?

The Bitters Co folks will be serving a delicious home-cooked lunch in the garden for everyone.

Need new gardening tools?

We have a number of our top go-to gardening tools that everyone will get to try and almost everyone will get to take home thanks to Fiskars.

Need some new plants?

Since we’ll be dividing perennials, odds are there might be some perennial divisions to take home for your own garden.

Love handmade home & garden decor?

Everyone will have a chance to shop the Bitters Co import barn store while they’re there.

Want some time to recharge away from the city? The Bitters Co property is located smack-dab in the middle of Skagit Valley, which is a gorgeous retreat destination near La Conner, Edison, Mount Vernon and Anacortes. Christianson’s Nursery is just 5 minutes away, so bring your pocketbook. Pack your camera, and get ready to soak in the beauty. Our valley home valley is just plain stunning in late summer.

Want to join us?

Where: Bitters Co in Skagit Valley

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11am – 2pm

Cost: We’ve made this program very affordable. At $50/person, it’s a steal. But, we are limiting attendance so I can give everyone attention. Small classrooms matter!

How to sign up: Call (360-466-3550) or email BittersCo to sign up & pay today before we sell out!

I hope to see you there! Robin


  1. I really enjoyed your lecture at the Flower and Garden show. Your thoughts on tools and body mechanics for gardeners were great. You inspired me to get an E-Z digger. Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks for getting in touch Erika. I’m so glad to hear what we’ve had to say has helped you. Keep having fun in the garden with that EZ Digger!

  3. Shelley says:

    Curious if this will on the books for 2018? I would like to join this class if so.

  4. Shelley, Thanks for asking about our hands-on classes for 2018. We’re working on them now. If you’d like to be notified directly when start enrollment, subscribe to our mailing list. Or, just watch our website for updates. Thanks!

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