Earth Day was earlier this week, and one of the ways you can carry the message of care for the planet into your daily life is to start a garden. Anyone living in Snohomish who would like to know more about how to grow a garden should check out the Snohomish Garden Club. The club meets on the second Monday of every month from September through May, except December. Meetings are held at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th Street, from 7 to 9 p.m. All meetings include refreshments and speakers who address a wide variety of topics on gardening matters. The club is responsible for planting and taking care of the hanging planters in downtown Snohomish. Club membership is just $25 annually or $30 for a couple. Membership includes many great benefits, garden tours, workshops, and volunteer opportunities. It’s a great way for people new to the area to meet new friends.
The Snohomish Garden Club hosts several events throughout the year. This Saturday, April 28th, the club will host its annual plant sale. Head to the Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Riverside Road in Snohomish. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. There will a huge variety of plants for sale, from perennials to annuals to shrubs. Get herbs, veggie starters, trees, native plants, and ground covers. Everything you need to begin a kitchen garden or create a formal flower garden will be at the sale. You can even buy gently used gardening tools. Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts living in Snohomish and nearby. Beginners will find many people happy to answer questions and advise on the best plants for their projects. The sale lasts until 1 p.m. However, many people find that it’s wise to arrive early to find the best selection.
Visit the Snohomish Garden Club to get more details about the club’s activities and find information on how to join.