All of our membership meetings are held at the University of Washington Botanical Gardens, NHS Hall at the Center for Urban Horticulture) and are potlucks, but you need not bring food to attend. Topics vary. These meetings are free and open to the public.

Here are directions and a map.

Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, May 06, 2014  --  All Day
For more information: Email us or call 206.783.9813

The Seattle Foundation sponsors this annual city-wide day of giving to benefit numerous local nonprofits, not just us. If you plan to give a donation to PlantAmnesty this year, giving online and on the exact date of May 6 would be good.  Why? Because, if you give then, the Seattle Foundation will add to your donation! It’s a big deal. Any amount is deeply appreciated. We will remind you as the date draws near and tell you how.  But for now, just make a note of it in your calendar. If you can’t donate, forgive the pleas and know we love you anyway.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014  --  9am - 4:30pm
2014 Urban Forest Symposium: Climate Change and the Urban Forest
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
For more information: Email us or call 206-685-8033

Sixth Annual Urban Forest Symposium

$75 per person. Lunches available for $15. Free lunch for the first 100 registrants.

This year’s urban forest symposium takes an in-depth look at climate change and considers the impact to the urban forest. Learn about the climatic changes our region can expect and strategies that can be used to plan and manage for a healthy and resilient urban forest. Presenters will discuss the expected changes to the climate, urban forest responses, and what urban foresters and advocates can do to prepare. Presentations will be relevant to urban foresters, landscape professionals, restoration ecologists, tree care professionals, consulting arborists, sustainability professionals, urban planners, landscape designers, landscape architects, municipal managers, and tree advocates.

Presenters include:

Greg McPherson, Research Forester, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Jim Robbins, journalist and author of The Man Who Planted Trees

Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist and Principal Research Scientist for the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

Nancy Rottle, RLA, ASLA, Associate Professor at University of Washington and founding Director of the UW Green Futures Research and Design Lab

Tom Hinckley, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Drew Zwart, Ph.D. Plant Pathology and Physiology, Bartlett Tree Experts

Municipal Representatives on putting urban forest-related climate change plans into action

Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment
Seattle Parks and Recreation

The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Thundering Oak Enterprises
Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc.
Trees for Life
Colin Moseley

Click here for the latest information and to register.

For further information, or to register over the phone using a credit card, please call (206) 685-8033.

Click here for a printable flyer about the Symposium.
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014  --  7pm - 9pm
Meeting of Like Minds (MOLM)
Where: NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
For more information: Email us or call 206.783.9813

Speaker Riz Reyes will entertain us with his Travels of a Young Garden Foodie. Discover gardens and plants from near and far and the people and cuisine that make them so special and memorable. We all love to hear Riz talk, and his topic is so timely, how could we stay away? He’ll even bring some of his favorite plants to sell to interested attendees, and we’re sure there will be many.

This meeting is brought to you by the Events Committee. These meetings are potlucks, although it’s not a strict rule that you have to bring food. We also have a fun auction, the proceeds of which help to pay the hall rent, and announcements of current events. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014  --  11:30am - 2:30pm
PlantAmnesty Garden Tour
Where: Several lovely and well-loved gardens in Seattle
For more information: Email us or call 206.783.9813

Last year’s garden tour was a hit, so let’s do it again. Join us for a self-guided tour of three lovely and well-loved gardens in Seattle. The tour is limited to 45 people and goes from 11:30—2:30 with yummy snacks and refreshing beverages to follow. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer’s day. And it’s an opportunity to wear a lady’s hat. You do not have to be a lady. Photos to follow. Cost is $15 for PlantAmnesty members and $20 for their friends who aren’t (yet) members. Contact us at 206-783-9813 or info@plantamnesty.org to register. Confirmation will be sent once ticket is purchased and the exact locations will be sent one week ahead.

Please note: date has changed to Saturday, June 28th, since publication of the newsletter (NOT Sunday, June 22nd).