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Foliage-themed events in March | Dig This

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Several events you might want to attend are scheduled for this weekend. On March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, come hear garden writer Mary Robson talk about spring gardens in the Pacific Northwest. This is the first meeting of the Albers Vista Garden Foundation and is at the Norm Dicks Government Center in the first floor meeting chambers, 345 6th Street in Bremerton. Parking is free in the health district parking lot next to the building. Attendees will be invited to tour the Albers Vista Garden after the meeting. The garden is in East Bremerton. This event is free to the public.

On March 9, from 4-6 p.m. at the Suquamish Tribal Center, world-renowned activist Winona LaDuke will talk on “Indigenous Food and Energy in Times of Climate Change.” Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally respected Native American and environmental activist. She began speaking about these issues at an early age — addressing the United Nations at the age of 18 — and continues to devote herself to Native and environmental concerns, as well as political and women’s issues.

The Harvard-educated activist is the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, the co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, and the program director of Honor the Earth, where she provides vision and leadership for the organization’s Regranting Program and its strategic initiatives. In addition, she has worked for two decades on the land rights issues of the White Earth Reservation, including litigation.

Ciscoe Morris is at Valley Nursery on March 15 with a live broadcast of his popular radio show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See if you can stump Ciscoe with a gardening question or just come out and enjoy his “ooh-la-la” and his “el-kabotski” exclamations.

Bainbridge Gardens Nursery celebrates its 50th anniversary is this year, with special events scheduled for each month. Come hear Dan Hinkley’s talk on “Underused Woody Plants for the Puget Landscape” on April 5, at 1 p.m. From sinocalycanthus to sinofranchetia, Hinkley will underscore the importance of planting structural elements in the garden while emphasizing a number of trees, shrubs and vines that deserve more use in our gardens, bringing effects of foliage, fruit, flower and bark throughout the seasons. Hinkley will also field questions about appropriate plants for specific sites in your garden, many of which will be available at Bainbridge Gardens. No class fee — the nursery is presenting the talk as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. There will be no pre-registration for this class, however, you must check in at the main desk on the day of the class to pick up a ticket to attend this class. Class space may be limited.

Mark your calendars now for EcoFest at Stillwaters in Kingston. This annual event on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrates Earth Day, the people of Kitsap County and sustainable earth friendly practices.

It’s always a fun, informational, educational and entertaining event with food, demonstrations, music, lots of free stuff and lots of ideas on what we can each do in little and big ways for Mother Earth and for all of us who live here.

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