Garden calendar



Clark County

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

o Lawn care 101: 10 a.m. to noon May 18. An overview of lawn care, including pest control, mole treatments, fertilizing and moss control. Organic and synthetic lawn care options also will be discussed.

Orchids potting: 10 a.m. to noon May 11, Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden, 608 N.W. 119th St. Bring plants in that are in need of help. Free. 360-573-4472 or

Woodland Historical Museum Plant and Yard Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10-11, 1879 Insel Road, Woodland, side yard along Lewis River Road. Proceeds will support the museum.

Master gardener and chrysanthemum plant sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, flowers, house plants and garden vendors will be available.

Mother’s Day plant and garden fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St. Plants and garden accessories. Free Kids Zone.

Backyard composting workshop: 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at CASSEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., room 202, Brush Prairie. 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.

Introduction to vermicomposting: 6 to 8 p.m. May 23 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Learn the basics of vermicomposting using redworms to turn kitchen food scraps into nutrient-rich soil for the garden. Participants will receive worms and a worm bin, and learn how to prepare bedding material for their worm bin. $35 per bin. Preregister: or 360-882-0936, ext. 224.

Saving the season: 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 23, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Basics of canning, drying and freezing fruits and vegetables. Free.

Camas-Washougal Garden Club plant sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at United Methodist Church, 706 14th St., Camas. Sale features annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs and trees. 360-210-8012.

Rain barrel workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. May 18 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Workshop includes instruction on assembly and installation, barrel, parts and snacks. $35. Register: or 360-397-6060, ext. 5712.

Time, Love and the Land On the Road tour: Vans depart for this master gardener-sponsored tour at 8 a.m. May 23 from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 9319 N.E. Highway 99, and return at 5 p.m. Stops include a formerly “unbuildable” site, a hillside cultivated with irises, a talk with a novice beekeeper on his experiences and a suburban lot that has been transformed into a garden retreat. A stop will be made at Round Table Pizza in Hazel Dell, where participants can buy lunch. $30. Register by May 20:

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. 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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