HPSW/CUH Garden Shed Party

Come see the new multi-use storage shed at CUH, built by the UW Architecture Neighborhood  Design/Build class.  It has an outdoor classroom space, greenhouse and toolshed for the Seattle Youth Works and the UW Farm, and a storage shed for the Hardy Plant Society of Washington.

Thursday, June 7, 5pm-8pm

CUH, 3501 NW 41st Street





Work Party – Plant Evaluations Bed – Saturday June 9th

Please join us on Saturday, June 9th to help get the Blooms of Bressingham Plant Evaluations beds ready for their plants!

  • 9am-11am – Weeding and Edging
  • 11am-1pm – Removal of unwanted plants, potting up, rearrangement of material
  • 1 pm – Lunch at Burgermaster

Work Party – Sunday May 27th

We had a huge crowd on Sunday, May 27th from 10am-4pm! We had a monumental weed-pulling/horsetail removal effort, AND spread another 20 yards of Enviromix.  Our planting beds are prepped!  Just one or two more horsetail pulling sessions and I think we’ve got it licked!  Thank you to everyone who came!

Public Entrance Gardens at CUH – Supporting Documents

Here are the documents related to the entrance garden at CUH.  They will be updated here as information changes.


MAY – Sharon Collman – Insects

Sharon Collman

Plants and their Partners: Pollinators, Predators and Parasitoids

Monday, May 21st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Sharon Collman in her garden

To ensure their survival, plants have developed ingenious ways to attract and feed insects so they become unwitting carriers of pollen and defenders of the plants. Venture into this tiny and colorful world with entomologist and WSU Extension Educator Sharon J. Collman.  Sharon gardens to attract insects to her small-plot backyard biodiversity study.

Instructor Bio:
Sharon Collman has been employed with WSU Extension since 1973 when she helped develop the pilot WSU Master Gardener Program in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Sharon has worked for WSU as a horticulture and pest management educator in King and Snohomish Counties and as a liaison to EPA Region 10 working on Water Quality issues and as the regional IPM Coordinator in WA, OR, ID, and AK at EPA. In Dec. 2005, she returned to WSU Snohomish County Extension as the Extension Educator for Commercial and Community Horticulture and Master Gardener Program lead. She provides education programs for nursery and landscape professionals, garden writers and Master Gardeners. She is also adjunct faculty at WSU Department of Entomology and is continuing to work to complete her Ph.D. Collman has authored more than 75 articles and publications, received numerous awards for her educational programs including the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association’s Educator of the year award.  She occasionally appears on Ed Hume’s “Gardening in America” TV show and Ciscoe Morris’s “Gardening with Ciscoe” radio show.