We offer various classes and workshops annually and specially on topics including rain gardens, plant identification, shore-friendly living and landscaping for water and wildlife.

To be informed of upcoming learning opportunities, please join our newsletter, or check back to our calendar frequently.  We also have learning resources available through our website!

Nursery Learning:


At the NPSF Nursery (aka the Holding Beds) we propagate plants and store salvaged plants for use in future revegetation and green stormwater projects. To maintain healthy plants, we organize regular work parties at our nursery throughout the year.

These work parties also provide a great backdrop to get connected with our board members, to catch up with friends and fellow volunteers, and make new friends as well - it always proves to be a good time for all!

Plant ID Walks:

 Join experts from NPSF throughout the year for a variety of plant ID classes. When you join us afterwards to volunteer, every day outside is an additional learning experience to practice your plant ID!

We also have learning resources available through our website! Click here to explore our online learning resources

Winter Twig Identification Field Course:

In tradition join us the Sunday after our Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service for winter twig identification. Add a new dimension to your winter outings when you join local plant experts to learn the secrets to identifying local shrubs and trees without their leaves. Bring a friend and learn much more than you ever though there was to know about a stick!




Practice makes perfect! Pair your outing with a copy of Winter in the Woods: a Winter Guide to Deciduous Native Plants in Western Washington for deeper study.

To register and purchase your guide:

Martin Luther King JR. Day of Service at the Nursery


We encourage you to give some proactive spirit on Friday, January 18th to rebuild the ecosystem we all share as equals. Our goal for this nursery work party is to clear an upper area for salvage plant holding. We salvage plants in the winter season to replant in restoration efforts and promote native landscaping in the south Salish Sea area. Learn about the salvage process, the benefits of using native plants and practice plant identification. Other tasks to be accomplished include: pot organization, plant labeling and shuffling, weeding (cleaning), and sweeping the beds.