FINER POINTS: The Skyline Garden Club presents the “The Finer Points of Garden Design” by Frank Simpson at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Skyline Beach Club, 6041 Sands Way, Anacortes. Explore and discuss ways to bring new and interesting dimensions to the garden and to make the most of your landscape. Registration and light refreshments. $5 charge of $5 for non-members. 615-430-5437.
AT CHARLEY’S: Charley’s Greenhouse, 17979 Highway 536, Mount Vernon. RSVP: 800-322-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT CHRISTIANSON’S: Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon, christiansonsnursery.com, hosts numerous activities. RSVP: 360-466-3821, 800-585-8200 or at the nursery.
n 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8: Moisture Loving Garden — Learn about plants that are well suited to create a garden that can survive the wet winters and the hot dry summers.
n 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22: Becoming a Master Gardener — Learn what the requirements are for becoming a Master Gardener. Applications for the program will be available and there will be door prizes.
n 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29: Autumn is the best time to plant trees and shrubs — Chose the best plants for your conditions, and learn how to help them thrive in a changing climate.
AT THE CO-OP: Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St., Mount Vernon, hosts numerous workshops. RSVP at the store or 360-336-5087, ext. 139.
n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1: Garlic 101 — Fall is a great time to plant garlic. Guest presenter Noah Burnell from Great Northern Garlic and Okanogan Organics will talk about everything garlic, from planting and harvesting to curing and storing.
n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2: Composting — Callie Martin, waste reduction community education/outreach specialist for Skagit County will lead a classic on the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding.
n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 4: Herbs — A discussion on the in-depth qualities of roses, how to wildcraft sustainably and how to make and use the roses’ medicine as well as specific uses that can be beneficial throughout the seasons.