Whether you live in an apartment, condo or house - your actions at home make a difference. The Sound Homes Program offers creative ideas and incentives to help residents, businesses, schools, homeowners associations, cities, and tribes in finding creative ways to manage water in our landscapes.
Please contact Kate at 425-377-7004 or kate(at)snohomishcd.org if you would like information on how the District can help make those projects a reality.
We specialize in:
- rain gardens
- rain barrels and cisterns
- rain beds
- urban farming
- natural yard care
- stormwater management
- community engagement
- and more!
Program Highlights & News
This week we had the opportunity to spend a morning showing off projects in the 38th district to June Robinson. We are grateful for our partners in conservation!
A housing complex in Twin Lakes now has raised garden beds for growing food thanks to an National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) grant and a partnership between Housing Hope and Snohomish Conservation District.
Many people forget about fruit trees when they are planning out their yards, but they should not be overlooked. They are so simple, so rewarding, and so beautiful. They represent our most ancient connection to the bounty of nature. They are fun to work on, soothing to look at, and their personalities are all so different.
Nice write up from Sea Mar Community Health Center on their volunteer event a couple weekends ago.
Here's a creative way to move dirt from one part of a hill to another. This happened in Monroe at the Housing Hope family complex. Snohomish Conservation District is partnering with Housing Hope to restore and build garden beds for residents.
Maybe you read last week’s editorial about lawns stifling creativity and you’ve started to second guess the big rectangle of grass in your front yard, but you’re hesitant to get rid of your lawn altogether. After all, you’ve got kids, or pets, or both, and it’s a great space to play!
I’ve got good news for you: you can keep your lawn and be creative with it at the same time.
Your land is a powerful medium for creative potential and beauty. Why are you doing the bare minimum with it?
This Camano Island rain garden is doing triple duty, filtering water from three different sources: rainwater from the sky, runoff from the roof, and surface water from the uphill slope.
Here are another six completed rain gardens in the City of Everett. Want one for your property? Contact the City of Everett and inquire about their rain garden rebate program.
Seeking artist /carpenter for rain arbor. Contact Derek at 425-377-7012 if interested.
This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and give you
examples of what not to do.
We’ll cover the Allium family which includes onions, garlic, and shallots along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and other Brassicas. The beet (Chenopod) family rounds out the evening as we cover spinach, beets, chard, and quinoa.
You’ll learn about the basics of tree fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care. Attendees will also receive a copy of the Fruit Handbook for Western Washington.
Our fourth class in the series features Dr. Tom Waltersfrom the Walter’s Ag Research in Anacortes. A researcher and consultant for the small fruit industry in Western Washington Dr. Walters helps northwest berry growers raise berries more profitably and sustainably. He’ll cover varieties, soil preferences, and cultural requirements for Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and other small fruits.
Join a soil scientist for a hands-on demonstration to learn the components of soil and how to make it work better for your landscape.
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!