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Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-225-8750 or Tsugawa Nursery. 11 a.m. March 17: Beginning Bonsai Class. Learn where to begin and what plants, pots, soil and tools are needed. 1 p.m. March 17: Bonsai Group. Learn tips and techniques from experienced bonsai enthusiasts.

Shorty’s Nursery: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-892-7880 or Shorty's Nursery. 10 a.m. to noon March 10: Pruning 101 and Beyond. Steve Pirus will cover tools, general approaches and variety-specific advice. 1 to 3 p.m. March 18: Mini-gardening for Kids. This hands-on class is good for all ages and is a unique chance to explore your personal tastes. $15 fee includes a gardening box, soil, and fertilizer; if you choose to use a container, the fee is credited toward your purchase. 10 a.m. to noon March 24: Rose Care with Don and Rosie Dean. Learn the proper planting, pruning, fertilizing and all season care.

Esther Short Park Rose Pruning: 9 a.m. March 10 at Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St. Join the Fort Vancouver Rose Society in pruning the roses at Esther Short Park. Bring gloves and pruners. * 360-696-1331.

Rose Care Seminars: Presented by the Fort Vancouver Rose Society. Learn how to plant, prune and care for roses. Common fungus control, insect and disease issues and fertilizers will be discussed. Free. * 360-696-1331.n 10 a.m. March 24 at Shorty’s Nursery, 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.

Grow Vancouver— Where Growers Meet: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Topic: Seed exchange and community garden connections. Bring baggies to take home seeds. Snack trays by JoFoody catering available, but bring your own food dishes to share. * Health Garden Planting: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at 6926 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Work with Urban Forestry staff and volunteers to plant a fruit tree orchard.

Rain Barrel Workshop: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.March 20 at 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Workshop includes instruction on assembly and installation, barrel, parts and snacks, $35. * Stewards: Train to become a volunteer from 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, March 8 through May 24, at Vancouver City Hall, 615 W. Sixth St. Training is free and covers general tree care, biology, planting, preservation, identification and more. Stewards go on to lead tree-related projects in their neighborhoods. * 360-487-8308 or NeighborWoods Stewards.

Columbia River Health Garden Planting: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at 6926 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Work with city of Vancouver Urban Forestry staff and garden volunteers to plant a fruit orchard. Help plant and sheet mulch the trees in preparation for spring. * Register: 360-487-8308 or

Gardening with Native Plants: 10 a.m. to noon March 24 at Center for Agricultural, Scientific and Environmental Education, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 206, Brush Prairie. Micki Stauffer, master gardener, will discuss the benefits of incorporating native plants into home yards and gardens. Free to NatureScaping members; $15 for nonmembers. * Register: or

VanRidge Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Shorty’s Nursery will present new plants, followed by an auction and potluck. * 360-574-7965.Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Camas Community Center, 1817 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Visitors welcome. * 360-210-8012.

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.

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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