PlantAmnesty YouTube Channel

 

Are you waiting for the snow to melt?  Check out our YouTube channel HERE

On 2018, we added 15 new pruning how-to videos which brings our total number of videos up to 110.

Perfect for binging on a snowy winter day!

 

 


 

2018 Holiday Party

Our PlantAmnesty annual Holiday Party was held on December 12th
and what a celebration of our friends and members it was!
Click HERE to see pictures of us in all our holiday glory! 

 

  


 Upcoming  Events

               

2019 NORTHWEST FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL

 

2018 Flower and Garden Festival

When: Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24, 2019

Where:  Washington State Convention Center

It's one of the biggest horticultural events of the year and PlantAmnesty will be there to continue to spread the word about our mission and help educate our community about proper pruning. We hope you'll stop by our booth to learn more about what we've been up or consider volunteering to help us spread the good word!

Laura Watson, the ultimate Clemaniac (and PA Board Member, Master Gardener and Master Pruner) will be dishing about vertical gardening (Embrace Vertical Gardening! Embellish Your Garden with Vines) at the Festival this year on Saturday, February 23 at 6:45 PM. You can view more about the event and speakers here .

All of our volunteer spots have been filled for 2019. If you would like to back up just in case we have any cancellations, please e-mail [email protected] with dates/times you could be available.

Volunteering or not, we hope to see you there!


 2019 Prune-A-Thon - Saturday, March 2

Save the date now! The 2019 Prune-A-Thon will be held at Sky Nursery on Saturday, March 2! The event will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The schedule is out!

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. My Rhody's Too Big with Shawna Van Nimwegen
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Forgiving Plants to Prune (Lilac, Camellia, Azalea) with Mary Machala
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Training Young Fruit Trees with Ingela Wanerstrand
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Japanese Maple Pruning with Pete Putnicki

Check out the Events Page for More information

In addition to great lectures, we're also going to have tool sharpening and education along with some great games for the kids! Come ready to learn and ready to purchase all of your spring plants! Sky Nursery generously donates a portion of all of the sales made during Prune-A-Thon to PlantAmnesty!

Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133


 

OUR 14TH ANNUAL TREE HUGGER BINGO WAS A HIT!!! 


What a night we had!  PlantAmnesty sends our heartfelt thanks out to all our volunteers, chili makers, generous plant donors, overwhelming Raise-The-Paddle donors, always funny and entertaining Ciscoe Morris and George Lasch and our very enthusiastic Tree Hugger Bingo players.  We couldn't have done this without all of you!

We had a few left behind articles, so if you are missing anything - give us a call at the office.

If you have pictures to share, send them to [email protected] and we will post them.

Here are our pictures... CLICK HERE

Are you interested in seeing a list of our amazing plant prizes that were donated by our very generous donors?  CLICK HERE

See you next year!

 


What are our friends up to?

 

Danny Woo Community Garden

The Danny Woo Community Garden is raising money to hire professional arborists to do some major pruning with their trees. Check out the donation LINK and then contact Lizzy to get more information. 


Tilth Alliance

Check out these classes that are currently offered by our friends at Tilth Alliance

Grow Fruit in Urban Spaces (in partnership with City Fruit).  February 9th, 2019  Click HERE for more information.

Fruit Tree Pruning Basics.  February 23rd, 2019.  Click HERE for more information


Kelley Garden Service Job Opportunity

Kelley Garden Service is currently seeking a new gardener to join their team.  Click HERE to take a look at their job posting.


 WSU Job Opportunity

Click HERE to view a recent job opportunity with WSU Clallam County Master Gardener/Stream Steward position.


City Fruit Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

Calling all fruit tree enthusiasts! City Fruit is now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Fruit Tree Steward (MFTS) Program.  If you love fruit trees and want to be able to better care for fruit trees in your own backyard, at a neighbor's house, or in public orchards to help preserve Seattle's urban fruit canopy, then this program is for you!  

MFTS classes prepare community members to grow, cultivate and care for fruit trees in the greater Seattle community. The program is open to students of all ages, perspectives, and abilities. There will be a total of 6 hands-on workshops that combine both classroom and urban orchard experiences to gain skills in identifying, planting, pruning, harvesting and sharing fruit from local fruit trees. The instruction fee is $250 plus a $45 material fee. The program is limited to 16 students so fill out your application soon! The registration will close on November 30.

2019 Class Dates
2019 Learning Sessions:: Feb 1, March 2, April 3
2019 Practical Sessions: June 8, July 13, August 17

Visit the City Fruit web site for more details: CLICK HERE