Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. One- to two-hour seminars and events. Events are free unless noted. Seating is limited and registration is required. * 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.
• Tsugawa Kids Club: 11 a.m. June 11. Create an oasis for the fairies, $5.
• Annual Strawberry Social and Sale: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18. Strawberry shortcake on sale for $1.50 per serving. Sales will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Representatives from CASA will be on hand for questions.
• How to Grow Strawberries: 11 a.m. June 18. Learn the secrets of successful berry planting, growing and maintenance.
• Bonsai Maintenance: 11 a.m. June 18. Learn basics and intricacies of bonsai. Seminar is for beginners to experts.
• Strawberries A-Z: 1 p.m. June 18. Lisa Bradford will demonstrate how to use berries in baking, preserving and freezing in order to keep them present in the landscape and menus year round.
• Bonsai Group: 1 p.m. June 18. Learn tips and techniques from experienced bonsai enthusiasts.
Seasonal Feast: 6 p.m. June 10 at Pioneer Grange, 3803 N.E. 199th St. Chef Anna Petruolo, of A Dinner Together, will prepare a feast highlighting the farms of Clark County. Limited number of $25 discounted tickets for chefs and farmers. $60 for couples or $35 per person. * Tickets and information: http://www.myurban-abundance.org/seasonal-feast.
Adult Vermicomposting Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon June 11 at Columbia Springs, 12602 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Participants will make and go home with a worm bin. $35 per family covers the cost of materials, which includes a pound of redworms. * Register: www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
New Pests Workshop - Spotted Wing Dropsophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: 10 a.m. to noon June 14 for commercial growers of small fruits; 1 to 3 p.m. for small-scale farmers or home gardeners at WSU Clark County Extension, 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Morning session will emphasize conventional management techniques. Afternoon session will emphasize identification, organic management techniques, and monitoring methods. Limited space. * Reservations: Todd Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-427-3931.
Lasagna Gardening: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 at Columbia Springs, 12602 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Hands-on building of a garden using the lasagna method. Free. Registration required. * http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
Backyard Composting Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Visit a composting demonstration site to learn about various ways to make garden compost. Free. Registration required. * http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
Garden Tool Maintenance: 10 a.m. to noon June 11 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Building B, room 205, Brush Prairie. Learn to clean, sharpen and maintain pruners and loppers. Bring one or two tools or help us renew tools used at the Wildlife Botanical Garden. Class is free to NatureScaping members or $15 for nonmembers. * Register: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia River Daylily Club: 1 p.m. June 12 at CASEE, Building B, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Northwest hybridizer Richard Akers to speak. * 360-695-9126.
Open Garden Tour: Mount Pleasant Iris Farm is opening a national display garden of Japanese irises. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through July 17. Free. Five miles east of Washougal on state Highway 14 at Milepost 23. * 360-835-1016 or http://www.mtpleasantiris.com.
Fort Vancouver Rose Society Show: 1 to 5 p.m. June 18 at Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 N.E. 86th St. Free. * 360-696-1331.
Grow Vancouver: Where Growers Meet: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fruit Valley Elementary School, 3410 N.W. Fruit Valley Road. Bring a potluck dish and your hot garden project or topic. Break off into small groups to see what we can get done. * email@example.com.
Vancouveria Garden Club: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Covington House, 4201 Main St. Meetings vary; call for details. * 360-936-6515.
Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. New members and visitors welcome. 360-896-7278.
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