Skagit Men’s Garden Club: Octoberfeast, with a potluck of foods from the club’s gardens and beyond, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. 360-588-8394.
Tulip Valley Gardeners: Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Mountain Glen Retirement Center, 1810 E. Division St., Mount Vernon. Master Gardener Julie Powell will give a presentation on Japanese Maples. New members and guests welcome. 360-242-8635.
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 Do It Yourself Fall Container Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29. Class limited to 16, reservations required. $85.
n 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29: Autumn is the best time to plant trees and shrubs — find out why this is the season for planting new trees and shrubs, and replacing those lost to summer drought. Presented by Master Gardener Valerie Rose.
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. 136.
n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1: Garlic 101. 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: Compost builds a good soil structure, recycles waste and conserves precious energy reserves. Callie Martin, Waste Reduction community education/outreach specialist for Skagit County, will lead a class 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 the rose, petals and hips, the different kinds 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.
AT CHARLEY’S: Charley’s Greenhouse, 17979 Highway 536, Mount Vernon. RSVP: 800-322-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.