Garden calendar



Clark County

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

o What to do in the garden: 11 a.m. April 6. April is the time to start setting out new plants. The month’s tasks include starting and scattering seeds, planting, fertilizing and pruning.

o Japanese maple pruning: 11 a.m. April 13. Brian Tsugawa will show participants proper pruning techniques and how to develop an appropriate silhouette for trees.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. Register: 360-892-7880.

o Spring container plant and design: 1 to 3 p.m. April 6. Designer Kellie Sinclair will offer this hands-on class.

o Veggie Gardening 101 & Beyond: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. April 13. Join the Shorty’s team for a discussion of all things veggie gardening, including soil composting and fertilization, seed starting and planting.

Family Wormshop: 10 a.m. to noon April 13 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Learn the basics of vermicomposting and prepare bedding for a wormbin. Bin and worms provided. Children must be at least age 5 to participate, $35. Pre-registration required. or 360-882-0936 ext. 224.

Backyard composting workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Classroom introduction to basic composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to learn about ways to make garden compost. Free. Register: or 360-882-0936, ext. 224.

Hazel Dell Community Garden: 1 to 3 p.m. April 7 at Hazel Dell Elementary School, 511 Anderson Road. Open to families who would like to sign up for a 4-by-8 plot. $20 for the summer, includes soil and irrigation. Reserve a plot: Bobbi Bellomy, 360-574-6290.

Small Acreage Expo: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Free event features information about pasteurized poultry, preventative horse health, winter paddock design, increasing nutrient density in crops, organic controls for fruit tree pests, agroforestry and more. Register: or 360-397-6060, ext. 0.

Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd. Free. 360-696-1331.

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. 360-210-8012.

Minnehaha Garden Gate Club: 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Minnehaha Grange, 4905 N.E. St. Johns Blvd. 360-992-2939.

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Covington House, 4201 Main St. * 360-936-6515.Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. third Mondays, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. 360-696-9617.

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