MASTER GARDENER SPEAKER SERIES: Join the Master Gardeners of Skagit County for presentations on varieties of topics related to gardening at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Central Skagit Sedro-Woolley Library, 802 Ball St., Sedro-Woolley.
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.
￼ Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
￼ Bat’s Incredible!: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Learn about the role of bats in the regional ecosystem.
￼ Know Your Dirt!: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Join Tia LaMontagne as she delves in to the topic of soil heath and its importance in your garde.! She’ll cover soil health and different soil amendments, and how best to determine which will work best for you and your gardening needs.
￼ The Art of Saving Seed: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Join local ethnobotanist Samantha Martinez for an afternoon of seed conversation and demonstration. Topics to be covered include seed saving as an ancient human skill and tradition, botanical components of flowers and their role in the creation of seeds, deepening our understanding of the patterns and reproductive habits of different plant families, and how to strengthen and maintain healthy genetic lines and biodiversity.