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Clark County

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

• 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.

Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm and Gardens: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sunday through July 14. A national display garden, acres of iris and landscaped gardens. Free. 12 Marble Road, Washougal, MPO 23, state Highway 14. www.mtpleasantiris.com; 360-835-1016.

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: http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/mcrworkshops/ 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: http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/mcrworkshops/ 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: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/324653 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.

Send information to homeandgarden@columbian.com.

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