Events & Workshops

Learn about our expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months.
Most of the events are FREE, do not require registration and are held in the Events Area.

Please note: While we are a dog-friendly store, dogs are not allowed in the Events Area or the Garden Cafe. Working service dogs are an exception and are always welcome. Please refer to our Pet Policy for more information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Molbak's Share Your Harvest

Sundays, 9am-6pm July 17- September 18

Every July - September, Molbak’s partners with Hopelink to share fresh-picked fruit, veggies and herbs with those in need.

Ready. Set. Share!

1. Pick produce from your garden.

2. Bag it up - no prewashing necessary.

3. Bring it to Molbak’s any Sunday from 7/17 to 9/18, 9am-6pm.

4. Hopelink will distribute your homegrown goodies to area food banks.

Since 2009 we’ve shared nearly 9,500lbs of fresh produce with those in need. Join in!

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

July 23, 10-1pm

Bring your questions and get qualified help from the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. Look for them in the Garden Store every other Saturday this summer! 

 

Garden Reads Book Club

July 31, 4-5pm

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

Molbak’s is pleased to partner with the University Bookstore to bring you a monthly gardener’s book club!  Garden related titles will be chosen from the categories of fiction, non-fiction and memoir and a lively discussion will be facilitated by Deb,  from University Bookstore, Millcreek. Please support our independent bookstore friends at UBooks by purchasing the titles online or in store.

Our July title is:

 The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom? 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

August 6, 10-1pm

Bring your questions and get qualified help from the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. Look for them in the Garden Store  - only one more chance this year! 

Gardening Successfully with Canine Companions

August 13, 10-11am

Robin Haglund, Garden Mentors

Does your dog enjoy your garden more than you do?  Gardeners who share their planting spaces with canine companions face special challenges like spotty lawns, chewed shrubs, unwanted planting bed excavations, trampled perennials, muddy paws, and poopy piles in all the wrong places. Don’t despair: people, plants and pooches can co-exist happily in a beautiful garden. Learn effective garden design tips and valuable training tricks for your pooch -- and get the most out of the garden you share with your best doggie pals. 

Dog Daze of Summer

August 13, 10am-3pm

Molbak’s celebrates our fur-friends with a day dedicated to them! The Seattle Barkery truck will be onsite selling special treats for dogs and local vendors Wet Noses, Dolan’s Dog Doodads and Lodi and Lewi will have samples and giveaways. Homeward Pet will share adoption information and Espoma will show you how to keep your yard beautiful and your pets safe!  Well trained owners and dogs welcome! 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

August 20, 10-1pm

Bring your questions and get qualified help from the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. Look for them in the Garden Store  - this is your last chance this year! 

Garden Reads Book Club

August 28, 4-5pm **

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Molbak’s is pleased to partner with the University Bookstore to bring you a monthly gardener’s book club!  Garden related titles will be chosen from the categories of fiction, non-fiction and memoir and a lively discussion will be facilitated by Deb,  from University Bookstore, Millcreek. Please support our independent bookstore friends at UBooks by purchasing the titles online or in store.

Our August title is:

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure, and discovery. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who — born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution — bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.   

**  PLEASE NOTE:  THIS MONTH'S SESSION MEETS AT UNIVERITY BOOKSTORE IN MILL CREEK, 15311 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA