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Clark County

Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com. One- to two-hour seminars and events. No registration required unless noted.

o Bringing Life To Your Soil: 11 a.m. April 2. Learn how to develop rich and fertile soil to ensure the success of all types of plants. Making compost will be discussed.

o Design Series Part 1 – Boggy Areas & Heavy Clay Soils: 1 p.m. April 2. Learn about a variety of plants that will grow in these conditions, things you can do to improve the soil and create a quick garden plan. Bring in pictures and rough dimensions or send us pictures at sales@tsugawanursery.com. We will put them on a projector and discuss what plants might work and why. Registration required, $15 reserves your place and will be refunded as a gift card at the end of the seminar.

o Design Series Part 2 – Shade Gardening: 1 p.m. April 9. Foliage plays an important part of designing a shade garden. Learn about the trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers that make wonderful additions to a shady area. Bring in pictures and rough dimensions or send us pictures at sales@tsugawanursery.com. We will put them on a projector and discuss what plants might work and why. Registration required, $15 reserves your place and will be refunded as a gift card at the end of the seminar.

o Tsugawa Kid’s Club – Earth Day/Plant a Tree: 11 a.m. April 9. Learn the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. Leave with a seedling tree to take home and plant in your own yard. Registration required, $5 per child.

NatureScaping’s Wildlife Botanical Gardens: Classes free to Nature-Scaping members or $15 per class for non-members. 360-737-1160 or www.naturescaping.org or info@naturescaping.org.

o Make Your Own Soap: 10 a.m. to noon April 16 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 205, Brush Prairie. Kathy Murphy will offer instruction on how to make bar and laundry soaps, including the use of herbs and essential oils.

Building a Rain Garden: 10 a.m. to noon April 2 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Gain hands-on experience installing a rain garden in Columbia Springs’ new Cordwood classroom. Come dressed for outdoor learning and work, $15. Registration required. http://www.columbiasprings.org.

Clark County Master Gardener Foundation: 7 p.m. April 5 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Topic: Pollen unearths a hidden garden at Fort Vancouver. Elaine Dorset, National Park Service archaeologist, presents archaeological investigations at a 19th century fur-trading site. 360-980-0796.

Vancouveria Garden Club: Meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Covington House, 4201 Main St. 360-887-2955.

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: Meets at 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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