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Clark County

Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. * Register: http://tsugawanursery.com/events.htm or 360-225-8750.

• What to do in the garden in July: 11 a.m. July 6. Monthly seminar on what should be done in the landscape and garden.

• Jump-start your fall and winter veggies: 11 a.m. July 13. Now is the perfect time to start planning the healthful veggies you'd like to feast on in the cold winter. Learn about seed varieties and late-season planting.

• Bonsai workshop — An introduction to four-dimensional living art: 11 a.m. July 20. Lee Leikam will lead July's bonsai workshop.

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

• Canning fruits, sauces and pie fillings: 10 a.m. to noon July 13. Learn the basics of preserving fruits and fruit mixtures.

• Summer fruit-tree pruning and care: 10 a.m. to noon July 13. Discover the benefits of pruning fruit trees in the summer. Discuss in-season disease and pest control along with what should be done to trees in the fall.

• Landscape design: 1 to 3 p.m. July 14. Landscape designer Beth Goodnight will discuss proper project preparation. Watch a presentation on sustainable plant selection for the region and hear tips on how to blend beauty and function.

• Living wreaths: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. July 20. Hands-on class where you will design and build your own sedum wreaths.

• Mini gardening: 1 to 3 p.m. July 21. Join Andrea for a creative small-scale gardening class. The $15 class fee includes a gardening box, soil, fertilizer and, if you choose to use a container, the fee is credited toward your purchase.

Plant tissue culture for the home and classroom: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 at American Legion Hall, 14011 N.E. 20th Ave. Plant tissue culture is a method of plant propagation that involves growing plant parts in a sterile environment and inducing them to produce hundreds of small "plantlets." $57 ($50 if you bring 10 clean, no-label, 6-ounce baby food jars). * Registration required: http://www.kitchenculturekit.com

Composting Demonstration Open House: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at CASEE, Master Composter/Recycler Composting Demonstration Site, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Summertime is a great time to learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard debris into nourishment for your garden.

Creating and maintaining a bird habitat: 10 a.m. to noon July 13 at the Pacific Park Natural Garden demonstration site, Northeast corner of Pacific Park, Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue. Deborah Kapral of the Backyard Bird Shop will demonstrate different types of feeders and bird seeds and identify the specific birds attracted to each. After the discussion, we will do a little maintenance in the demonstration gardens.

Washington State University Extension Clark County master gardener volunteer training: The 12-week training begins Sept. 4 and continues Wednesdays through Nov. 27 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upon completion, new volunteers are expected to complete a 50-hour internship in their first year and serve 35 hours yearly thereafter to maintain certification. Cost: $245. * Register: http://clark.wsu.edu/volunteer/mg/educationProgram.html

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. 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. the 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.

Send information to homeandgarden@columbian.com.

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