Garden calendar



Clark County

Family-Friendly Wormshop: Learn how to turn organic yard and kitchen waste into a rich garden amendment. Participants will build a worm bin to take home. Registration is open. A $20 per-family fee covers cost of bin. Pre-payment by check is required. 360-882-4567 or

o 10 a.m. to noon June 5, CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie.

Tsugawa Nursery: Free seminars and events. No registration required unless noted. Classes are one to two hours at 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. 360-225-8750.

o Annual Strawberry Festival: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 11 though June 13th. Free strawberry shortcake, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last.

o Water Gardens — The Four “Its” of Algae Control: 1 p.m. May 29. Kill it, sink it, eat it and starve it. Learn what this means in your water garden.

o Vegetable Gardening 101: 1 p.m. May 29. Learn all the ins and outs of vegetable gardening, from what’s best to plant from seed to what you should buy or plant as a transplant.

o Pond Construction: 10 a.m. June 12. Join Tom Combs and Darren McCain to learn the building basics for constructing your own dream pond.

o Fall and Winter Gardening: 12:30 p.m. June 12. Learn what vegetables to get started soon for fall and winter harvest.

A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Noon to 1:30 p.m. May 22 at Library Hall, Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Learn the basics of backyard composting in a free workshop that includes an overview of various composting bins and systems. Free. For more information or wheelchair accommodations, call 360-695-1566.

Irrigation Basics and Water Run-off Considerations: 10 a.m. to noon May 22 at CASEE, Building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Learn design and economic basics for putting together a home irrigation system. Things to consider when setting up an irrigation system, including water run-off issues, will also be covered. $15, free for members. To register or for more information: or

The Spring Quarter Tour of Bev’s Place Organic Gardening-Permaculture Living Home Site: 1:30-3 p.m. May 22, 720 N.W. 96th St., Hazel Dell. Free. For reservations: 360-574-1343 or

Washougal Farmers Market Seeks Vendors: The 13-week market runs July 3 through Sept. 25. Interested market and food vendors should contact Mary Hargrave at 360-606-4849 or e-mail, Vendor forms can also be downloaded from

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: Meets at 2:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at WSU 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. New members and visitors welcome. 360-896-7278.

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