Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program

The Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program is offered every March. It covers a wide range of topics such as organic gardening, composting, planting for pollinators, wildlife and more. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. This class sells out every year! Subscribe to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date. 

Details for 2017 BCSP

The 2017 Backyard Conservation Stewardship Class registration is closed

Location: 210 N Havana, Spokane, WA 99202

Cost: $25, includes class materials, refreshments and prizes

Due to limited space and popularity of the course, cancellations made within two weeks of class start date will not receive a refund. 

Schedule: Mondays in March: 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5pm to 7:30pm. 

Topics and Speakers: 

  • Basic tree care, Planting & Selection,   Garth Davis, Forestry Program Manager, Spokane Conservation District
  • Native Plants,   Robin O’Quinn, EWU Associate Professor Dept. of Biology, Member of Washington Native Plant Society

  • Composting,   Kris Major, Education & Outreach Specialist, City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal

  • Soil Health,   Eric Choker, Soil Scientist and Conservation Planner, Spokane Conservation District

  • Organic Gardening and Landscaping,  Marilyn Lloyd, Master Gardener

  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat Planning,   Carrie Lowe, Assistant District Wildlife Biologist, Wash. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

  • Pest Management,  Tim Kohlhauff, Urban Horticulture Coordinator, WSU Extension

  • Permaculture,  Beth Mort, Zinnia Designs and Snap Dragon Flower Farm