Garden calendar



Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-225-8750 or

o 11 a.m. Jan. 14: Basics of indoor gardening and seed starting.

o 11 a.m. Jan. 21: Defining a deciduous bonsai to enhance its winter silhouette.

o 11 a.m. Jan. 28: Learn pruning and dormant spraying of fruit trees.

Fruit Tree Stewards program: The program will cover tree biology, pruning techniques, pest and disease management, grafting, native pollinators, fruit thinning and summer maintenance. Class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday, January through June; hands-on field session from 9 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday. Free to Clark County residents in exchange for volunteer time caring for neighborhood trees. Kim Hack, or 971-285-7372.

Watershed Stewards Volunteer Training: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 26 through March 29 at 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Learn what you can do to maintain healthy watersheds for the community, fish and wildlife and future generations. After training, volunteers will work on a variety of projects with the Watershed Stewards Program and local environmental partners in public outreach and education, stream restoration, water-quality monitoring, classroom presentations and community workshops. Free. Apply or information:

All About Lavender: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 at Center for Agricultural, Scientific and Environmental Education, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 206, Brush Prairie. Mary Jones, owner of Scented Acres Lavender Farm, will offer information about the smells and feel of different types of lavender used in sachets, cooking and wreath making. Free to NatureScaping members; $15 for nonmembers. Register: or

Harvesting the Rain and Understanding Water Rights: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dollars Corner Fire and Rescue Station, 21609 N.E. 72nd Ave., Battle Ground. Learn about water-rights laws and how rainwater can be harvested, stored and used for agricultural and grey-water applications. Fee, $5, includes lunch and packet of resources. Register:

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens: 1 p.m. Jan. 31, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland. Business meeting: focus on 2012. Refreshments. 360-606-7359.

Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd. Meet rose lovers and learn from experts. Free. 360-696-1331.

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St., Camas. Sally Greenlee will talk about care of indoor plants. Refreshments and Share table. 360-210-8012.

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each 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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