Thursday, September 29, 2011
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 http://tsugawanursery.com.
• Dwarf Conifers: 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Learn about dwarf conifers and where they work best in the yard.
• Create Your Own Bonsai: 11 a.m. Oct. 15. Learn how the process begins. Arrive early to pick out supplies. $35
• Bonsai Group: 1 p.m. Oct. 15. Tips from experienced bonsai enthusiasts.
Urban Growers Market: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 14, One World, 2315 Main St. Market features backyard growers, farmers, food vendors and local artisans. 360-737-8298 or http://urbangrowersmarket.com.
Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. Registration required. 360-892-7880 or http://www.shortysgardenandhome.com.
• 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. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html or 360-882-0936, ext. 224.
• Backyard Composting Workshops: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, 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.
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, $45. Item No. F072, Thom McConathy.
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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