Garden calendar



Clark County

Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. One- to two-hour seminars and events. Events are free unless noted. Registration is required. * 360-225-8750 or

Bonsai Collection of the Pacific Coast: 11 a.m. Sept. 24. Gregor Buel on some of the bonsai collections he has visited throughout the Northwest.

Fall Containers: 1 p.m. Sept. 24. How to extend containers throughout the seasons.

Bonsai Group: 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Tips from experienced bonsai enthusiasts.

Dwarf Conifers: 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Learn about dwarf conifers and where they work best in your yard.

Woodland Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Horseshoe Lake Park in downtown Woodland.

Urban Growers Market: 4-8 p.m. the second Friday of the month through Oct. 14, One World, 2315 Main St. Market features backyard growers, farmers, food vendors and local artisans. * 360-737-8298 or

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. Registration required. * 360-892-7880. n Spring Blooming Bulbs: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24. Kellie Sinclair on proper planting depth, bed layout and bulb combinations. n Fairy Gardening Class: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept 24. Andrea Rudolph leads this hands-on class on building, designing and planting miniature gardens. Small perennials, dwarf and micro-sized conifers, and other flowers will be used to create small-scale gardens.  Shorty’s will provide soil, design assistance and wooden boxes. n Birding in the Northwest: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1. Feeders, seed styles, squirrel prevention, bird attractors, hummingbird feeding and common songbirds in our region. Raffle included.

Master Composter/Recycler Composting Workshops: Events are free unless noted. Registration is required. * or 360-882-0936 ext. 224.

Backyard Composting Workshops: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Tips on starting a compost pile, when it is finished and what type of bin to use.

Introduction to Vermicomposting and How to Make a Worm Bin: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. The basics of vermicomposting and how to prepare bedding material for a worm bin.

Family Wormshop: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 15, Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway; and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 5, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. The basics of vermicomposting. Worm bin and worms are provided. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Preregistration must be made a week prior to class to get worms. $35 per family.

Rain Barrel Workshop: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 22, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Watershed stewards will help participants build a rain barrel. Fee: $35. * Register: or 360-397-6060, ext. 5712.

Garden Smarter Not Harder: 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15, Stout Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Tips on weed suppression, mulching, retaining walls and fences, drainage techniques and how to determine the correct tool for the job. Fee $45. Item F072 Thom McConathy.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens meeting: 1 p.m. Sept. 27, 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland. Tsugawa Nursery on “Trees and Perennials for Fall Color.” Refreshments will be served. * 360-606-7359 or

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, Covington House, 4201 Main St. * 360-936-6515.

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. 360-896-7278.

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