Garden calendar

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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.

• Summertime fruit tree pruning: 11 a.m. July 27. A hands-on seminar where you will learn the process of pruning and which tools and equipment you will need.

• What to do in the garden in August: 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Monthly seminar on what should be done in the landscape and garden.

• Coffee and koi: 11 a.m. Aug. 10. Join Brian Drake for a discussion on how to be a hands-on koi keeper.

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

• Pickles, relishes and salsas: 10 a.m. to noon July 27. Learn how to successfully pickle fruits and vegetables. Also learn how to make relishes and safely preserve salsas and tomato products.

• Herb gardens: 10 a.m. to noon July 27. Learn how to create your own kitchen garden from which you can harvest fresh herbs all year long.

• Conifers in the garden: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 3. Join Marianne Filbert in discussing specific varieties, unique ways to enhance your landscape, care, watering and long-term considerations like size and scale.

Garden club for families: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 24 through Aug. 14, at River HomeLink garden, at the Northwest corner of the Maple Grove campus. Park in the Battle Ground Cinema parking lot and enter through the gate on Southwest Ninth Avenue. Drop in for a garden lesson, activities and share in the harvest.

"Educating Children About Gardening and Nature" exhibit: A poster competition sponsored by WSU Clark County master gardeners. The prize-winning exhibits and additional submissions will be on display at the Clark County Fair, Aug. 2-11. Exhibits will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Open Class Floriculture Exhibit area. For requirements and judging criteria http://clark.wsu.edu/volunteer/mg/index.html or 360-397-6060.

Go Green and Clean: 10:30 a.m. to noon at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Columbia room, Level 1. Learn how you can replace expensive and potentially toxic cleaners for a healthier environment for your family and pets. Watershed Stewards of Clark County will provide tips on green cleaning using inexpensive household products. Free.

StreamTeam Knotweed Treatment: 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 and 31, Aug. 14, 17, and 28. Volunteers needed to help remove weeds in the Salmon Creek Watershed. Training and equipment provided. Must be 18 or older. Register: streamteam@clarkpud.com, 360-992-8585.

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

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Annual Picnic: 6 p.m. July 30 at 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland. Bring a side dish or dessert.

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. Aug. 28 at Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Members potluck. Info 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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