Back-to-nature activities abound in Edmonds this weekend

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Whether you feel like digging in the dirt, exploring the woods or learning more about backyard wildlife, there’s an activity for you in Edmonds this weekend:

-An Edmonds Community Garden work party is scheduled starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds Christian Church, 23010 84th Ave. W., with volunteers needed to help with on-site grass composting, and forming and filling of garden beds. Organized by Betty Larman of the Floretum Garden Club, the garden will provide an opportunity for citizens without sun or space to grow their own organic vegetables and flowers. The garden will also provide fresh food for the Edmonds Food Bank, which serves 1,200 people in the community. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools, shovels and wheelbarrows. For more details on plans for the community garden, visit edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org

-A celebration of Edmonds’ Community Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation will take place at Yost Park in conjunction with the City’s annual Watershed Fun Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday The Watershed fair is a popular family event that includes kid-friendly nature crafts and storytelling in a giant turtle tent. Displays and information will be available about backyard wildlife habitat as well as recycling, energy and water conservation, and other environmental topics. Families can take a guided walk with a Ranger-Naturalist or try a self-guided Yost Park Quest or The Watershed Mystery Tour. Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the park trails and playground. Yost Park is located at 9535 Bowdoin Way.

-On Sunday, the Willow Creek Hatchery Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden celebrates its grand opening at 95 Pine Street, sponsored by the Pilchuck Audubon. This event will also include tour maps to Edmonds Backyard Habitat Certified Yards. For details, visit edmondsbackyardwildlifehabitat.org.

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