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Late Season Garden Care Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$5 – $15

Late summer is often a time when pests and diseases rise to their highest levels and when many plants begin their wind-down to either dormancy or natural death. With all these changes, how do we support the health and diversity of our gardens and the surrounding ecosystems? How do we protect our soils as fall and winter approach? In this workshop we will explore how we can watch the land around us for the late-season cues that can guide our decisions in the garden. We’ll talk about insects, microbes, mildews, composts and mulches, pruning, when to leave plants to die naturally, and when to remove them. All of this will be considered through the lens of honoring the plants as our teachers and respecting the individuality of each of our spaces. The workshop will include a mix of presentation, discussion, a hands-on activity, and a chance to tour our 1 acre Kid’s Farm to see how we are choosing to apply these principles in this space.

This workshop is intended for those age 13+.


Lynnea Zungia is a German Costa Rican farmer whose love for tending plants began in her grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s gardens in her small village in southern Germany. Passing neighbors would stop to chat over the fence, and she loved how the front-yard gardens knit neighbors together. Community-scale agriculture is still her idea of paradise. At university her degree focused on hand-scale organic agriculture, which led her to learn from Maasai farmers in Tanzania and weed pineapple patches with Benabena farmers in Papúa New Guinea. She eventually found an impactful local gardening mentor, worked as a vegetable farmer, and then recently completed a Regenerative Ag certificate. She now happily finds herself as the Kid’s Farmer here at Oxbow. Her passions include seed sovereignty, soil microbiology, labor rights, and agrobiodiversity. She believes farms are the first step in our healthcare system and strives to grow nutrient-dense veggies to support vital bodies and minds. She has lived off-grid most of her adult life and in her free time enjoys rock climbing and walking very long distances.


We strive to create accessible learning and connection opportunities for our whole community.

Community Supported Price: $5

Standard Price: $10

Community Supporter Price: $15 (Helps provide reduced-price tickets and contributes to the overall success of our workshop program)

All workshop participants are required to register.


Oxbow is open rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather (lightning, high winds, wildfire smoke, or flooding conditions that make it unsafe for visitors).

We are currently in fire season and may have increased levels of smoke. If the smoke reaches a point of being unsafe for staff and visitors we will close our site. All closures will be posted on our website and social media, please check daily for updates during severe weather.

*Note to registrants: If we cancel an event you will be notified via email when the decision to close is made.

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September 28
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$5 – $15
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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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