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Zsofia Pasztor

Founder and Executive Director, Farmer Frog and author, Rain Gardens for the Pacific NW

Zsofia Pasztor is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organizations, Farmer Frog and a founder for Fonix Eco-Institute. Her first book, Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest, was just released by Mountaineers Books in January. Zsofia is the owner of Innovative Landscape Technologies, and Talajtechnika Kft. She teaches horticulture, urban agriculture and low impact development at Edmonds Community College, (named 2013 Faculty of the Year at EdCC) and at several local and international continuing education programs. She has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2006. Zsofia has designed many popular gardens for the NWFGS, all featured ideas for gardening sustainably. Zsofia is the past-president of the Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County (SDTF), a member of the Rain Garden Coalition of Snohomish County, the Sno-King Watershed Council and a member of the Curriculum Board for Edmonds Community College.

 Zsolt Pasztor

Operations Director, Farmer Frog

Zsolt Pasztor is the Operations Director at Farmer Frog. He builds edible school gardens and sustainable landscapes. He has worked in the landscape industry for 20 years. He is a horticulturist, a landscape designer and an arborist. He loves innovative designs and enjoys solving challenges in new and creative ways, utilizing existing materials and objects as much as possible. His favorite past time is working with aquaponics, which grow food by combining fish and produce in one cycling system.


Build a Pallet Planter Box for Food or Habitat Plants

Pallets are often free and readily available and they make very attractive planters. Designer Zsofia Pasztor and her son Zsolt will show you how to craft a planter, including what to look for, how to select pallets, cut them and prepare them; how to build the box and line it; and tips on filling it with soil, compost or other materials, depending on the purpose. Also discover planter designs that work well and are easy to maintain in a pallet box.

Sunday, Feb 26 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow