Sustainable Design and Natural Pest Control websites

Puget Sound area plant and garden info

Nature Education
and Family Activities
  • Magnuson Children's Garden:  A wonderful variety of FREE garden classes, nature walks, and special events for children and parents to attend together.
  • The National Audubon Society: great resources on family nature activities, gardening for wildlife, and more.
  • Seattle Audubon:  check their links for lists of free Neighborhood Bird Walks, member-only field trips, and summer nature camps.
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology: great online bird ID guide, Feederwatch and Nestwatch programs for the whole family.
  • Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: great place for a family walk, "garden tots" program, field trips, summer nature camps, and more!
  • Seattle Tilth Association: camps and field trips for kids at multiple garden locations.

Referral Services

  • The National Wildlife Federation's Certified Landscape Professional program: national companies who have been certified through the NWF "Gardening for Wildlife" program.
  • Plant Amnesty:  free referrals to Puget Sound area ISA-certified arborists, qualified gardeners, and designers that have been certified by this preeminent organization.The
  • EnviroStars program and CoStar partners:  Puget Sound area services with sustainable practices, from dry cleaners to plumbers to landscape companies. 
  • The Garden Hotline: free referrals to Puget Sound area landscape professionals that meet Seattle Tilth standards.
  • WSNLA (Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association): list of all Certified Professional Horticulturists (CPH) in the state.