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Parks & Recreation Dept.
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Phone: 206 768-2822
Fax: 206 768-0524

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Backyard Wildlife Festival

Saturday, May 13th

Tukwila Community Center

Celebrate wildlife, nature and gardening at the Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival! This event features presentations from local experts, along with a variety of educational exhibitors, arts & craft vendors, speakers and native plant sales. Don’t leave the kids at home, there is plenty to keep the entire family entertained and excited – be sure to check out the Kids Garden Party area.

The Backyard Wildlife Festival is always held the second Saturday in May at the Tukwila Community Center.  For more information on the event follow us on Facebook.


11:00 “Backyard Composting for Healthy Soil”  Rowan Maya Lang 

  • Composting is a great way to reduce waste and create free healthy soil amendments. Join Rowan Maya Lang, Master Composter/Soil Builder, for a talk about how home and community gardeners can choose, build and use systems that compost yard waste and kitchen scraps. We will explore hot composting, cold composting, and worm bins.

12:00 “Planting for Pollinators, Give Beauty and Bees a Chance,” Marianne Binetti

  • Marianne Binetti has a degree in Horticulture from WSU, writes a syndicated gardening column for a dozen newspapers, is the author or co-author of 10 books on gardening and leads tours around the world with her husband Joe. She lives on two acres in Enumclaw surrounded by local wildlife including elk, deer, moles and an occasional bear.

1:30 “Great Perennials for the Birds and the Bees” Ciscoe Morris

  • Ciscoe is well known in the Pacific Northwest.  He appears regularly on T.V. and radio; plus he writes for the Seattle Times.  His book, Ask Ciscoe, was a best seller.  When he is not speaking or writing, he is often gardening at his home in Northeast Seattle or off hosting a garden tour somewhere in the world.


Applications closed April 6, 2017.  Vendors will be juried case by case after the deadline   Vendor Applications