Whether it’s learning about native plants that encourage pollinators, what plants to include in your garden for a healthy ecosystem, green building materials for your home, or what lives at the top of a tree, swing by Earth School to learn new skills you can use and share.
Earth School Activities
Make Your Own Seeding Balls
Come learn about the programs and sustainbility practices at Cascadia College. Our campus is focused on permaculture and mixed plantings - native and introduced. Seed bombs are simple easy to make seeding balls of soil, clay, and seeds. People can take wildflower seeds, roll them out to a ball, and seed them into their own gardens and neighborhoods (often by throwing!) to promote more pollinator supporting plants and seed more areas.
WSU Extension King County Master Gardeners will be at CHOMP! this year. Their university trained volunteers will be available to answer your gardening questions on topics such as composting, plant selection, pest and disease management, garden maintenance and other critical issues. The Program is resourced to provide relevant, unbiased research-based information to enhance horticultural and environmental stewardship. Bring your questions, even plant problem samples to their booth where Diagnosticians will be available to help you understand common plant diseases you may be seeing. The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program in King County celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2023.
Join Tree Time to explore the lush green canopy of a great graceful oak tree named Alice. Watch the river flow by below as blue herons slowly stalk a slippery snack. Climb up the rope system into the tree canopy using a tried and true climbing style for new climbers known as Double Rope Technique, good for climbers age 6 to 96. Join us and let life slow down, experience Tree Time.
Curious about what native wildflower will be beneficial for pollinators in your yard? Come plant some seeds, a try your hand at matchign species to their habitats in a matching game that's fun for all ages. You'll also be able to learn how to to ID wildlife tracks and learn about which wildlife habitat elements you can include in your space, no matter where you live.