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Resources

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Local nurseries

Want to know more about gardening? Looking for plants that will thrive in your garden? Want more ideas for using fewer pesticides? Your local nursery and garden center can help. They are experts with knowledge of what works best where you live.

Oregon: Discover resources for gardeners including $5-off coupons for natural supplies and plants at 37 local retailers.

Washington: Find green gardening products and services at EnviroStars Landscape Professionals and Nurseries. EnviroStars are recognized for their knowledge and use of effective, sustainable techniques that help you keep your garden beautiful, the environment clean, and your family safe. Participating counties include King, Thurston, Kitsap, Pierce, Whatcom, and Spokane.

Mail order sources

Buy seeds, plants, fertilizers and natural pest controls from:

Black Lake Organic
Olympia, WA 98512 360-786-0537
Gardens Alive!
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 513-354-1482
 
Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery
Sebastopol, CA 95472 707-823-9125
One Green World
Molalla, OR 97038 503-651-3005
877-353-4028 toll free
 
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply
Grass Valley, CA 95945 888-784-1722
Raintree Nursery
Morton, WA 98356 360-496-6400
888-770-8358 (fax)
 
Territorial Seed Co.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424 800-626-0866
Walt’s Organic Fertilizer Co.
Seattle, WA 98107 206-297-9092 (shop)
206-783-6685 (office)

 

More on gardening from the partners

King County, Seattle, Washington
The Garden Hotline: 206-633-0224 Solutions to garden problems from NW professional gardeners and horticulturists.

Seattle Public Utilities My Lawn and Garden Natural yare care (multiple languages), food gardening, rain water harvesting

King County Native Plant Guide: Native plant identification, landscaping plans and how –to articles.

King County Yard Talk. Watch for healthy-soil practices, safer pest control, native plants and rain barrels.

King County Noxious Weed Control Program: Photo index, weed lists and laws, maps and more.

Metro regional government in Oregon

Metro Recycling Information or 503-234-3000: Pesticide disposal information. Gardening: natural gardening coupons, publications, presentations, demonstration gardens and online resources.

Thurston County, Olympia, Washington

Thurston County – Common Sense Gardening: 360-867-2674 Information on gardening, pesticide-free neighborhood projects, garden tours and integrated pest management.

Pesticide and fertilizer disposal

Many lawn and garden chemicals can be harmful if improperly disposed of when no longer wanted.

Pesticide disposal

Never place unused or partially used pesticides in the garbage or down the drain. Older pesticide labels recommend disposal in the trash, but this is no longer recommended.

Take pesticides to a hazardous waste disposal site. All counties in Washington and Oregon have hazardous waste collection programs for unwanted pesticides. Contact county health, public works department or solid waste agencies for hours and locations.

Hazardous waste disposal sites

Portland metropolitan area Metro Recycling Information hotline, 503-234-3000 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Oregon, outside the Portland area Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 800-732-9253

Seattle and King County, Washington Household Hazards Line, 206-296-4692 or 888-ToxicEd (888-869-4233) 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday Email

Pesticide disposal for small businesses, 206-263-8899

Thurston County, Washington HazoHouse, 360-786-5494

Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington Hazardous Waste Hotline, 800-287-6429

Fertilizer disposal

Use up unwanted fertilizer as directed or give it away. Weed-and-feed products are pesticides and should be taken to a hazardous waste collection site.

More tips!

Learn more about all the topics in this guide. Links take you away from this App. Happy gardening!

Garden without pesticides
Guide to effective composting
Northwest natural yard and garden
Irrigation and sprinkler tips
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Systematic Review of Pesticide Human Health Effects
Annual Report | President’s Cancer Panel
Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 106, Number 6 June 1998

Insects
Natural Yard Care
El Cuidado Natural del Jardin (PDF, 1.3MB)
King County, Washington – Northwest Native Plant Guide
Clark County, Washington – Bug Guide (PDF)
OregonMetro.gov Natural Gardening Guidebook
Stop before you spray The bug you kill could be a friend

Diseases
Great plant picks
IPMopedia
Thurston County, Washington – Vegetable garden rotations (PDF)

Weeds
www.healthylawns.org
King County, Washington Natural Yard Care (PDF)
El folleto de cinco pasos está disponible en Español
Thurston County, Washington Gardening guides
Bellingham, Washington Mulches (PDF)

Moss
Honey, I shrunk the lawn!
Moss (PDF)
Oregon State Moss
Portland Japanese garden

Lawns
Simple steps to a healthy lawn and garden (Oregon Metro)
Common sense gardening (Thurston County)
Natural Lawn & Garden Care (City of Seattle)
Northwest Natural Yard & Garden (King County)
Saving Water Partnership – water conservation tips for home and business
Soils for Salmon – learn how to grow healthier soil for healthier gardens and salmon
WSU Master Gardener Information

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