Offered by the Master Gardeners is their Growing Grocery Series. The first class starts October 9th and is offered on various Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Grange in Issaquah through May 2020: 145 NE Gilman Blvd. Check the schedule for more information.

Our partners, the Eastside Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society has a meeting at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 22nd at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. This is open to the public. Learn more about the history of the creation of the North Cascades National Park by author Lauren Danner.


If you’ve never been, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is worth the trip (2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way, WA). On October 19th and 20th, from 10 am to 4 pm, you may also add the Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale to the fun. Food, great plants and a beautiful garden!

Bulbs are a great way to work now and enjoy surprises in the spring. The Hardy Plant Society of Washington is having their fall plant sale on October 20th from 10-2 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle. Combine it with a fall walk through the WA Park Arboretum!

SAVE THE DATE for our first SBGS annual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 at the YMCA, Rotary Room, 831 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish.