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Free natural yard care workshops coming to Gig Harbor

March 11, 2015

Health Department shares how to stay green with fewer chemicals, less water, lower maintenance

TACOMA, Wash. – Want to spruce up your patch of green this Spring? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the City of Gig Harbor will offer three natural yard care workshops to help you improve your yard and make it safer for kids and pets. Using fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides is better for our health and protects waterways, drinking water and Puget Sound.

All workshops are free and held at the City of Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments will be available.

  • The Un-Thirsty Lawn or No Lawn at All — Tuesday, March 31
    Northwest horticulture expert and columnist Marianne Binetti explains how to renovate an old lawn so it needs less water — and even slowly eliminate your grass so you can “say no to the mow.”
  • DIY Garden Makeovers — Tuesday, April 7
    Are you in need of a garden redo? Sue Goetz, owner of Creative Gardener, gives easy, practical fixes and shortcuts to makeover your garden, from design ideas to plant choices.
  • Goodbye Wistful Weeds — Wednesday, April 15
    Liesl Zappler, horticulture consultant and leader in sustainable landscape practices, covers organic weed-control methods, including garden design, mulches, weed flaming and alternative pesticides.
Call Walt Burdsall at (253) 798-4708 to reserve your space today, or email Sign up for the entire series or whatever fits your schedule.

About Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department:
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to safeguard and enhance the health of the communities of Pierce County. As part of its mission, the Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policy, programs and treatment in order to protect public health. Learn more at

Edie Jeffers, Communications Manager
(253) 798-2853, (253) 405-6822 (cell/text),

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