Garden Calendar



Clark County

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

o 11 a.m. Aug. 16: Bonsai workshop: Shimpaku Junipers. Workshop is for beginners and experienced artists. $35 includes starter Bonsai, pot and potting supplies.

o What to do in the garden in September: 11 a.m. Sept. 6. A monthly seminar on maintenance in the landscape and garden.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

o 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 16. Canning vegetables, meat, fish and poultry. Clark County Master Food Preservers will discuss the pressure canning process, why it is necessary and the safe steps for using a pressure canner. Pressure canner gauge testing will be provided; bring a lid with dial gauge, rubber gasket or ring and safety plug.

Outsmart energy waste: 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at CASEE, Building B, Room 202/205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Discover ways to cut energy waste in your home, get the most out of your heating and cooling system and learn about the savings that have been achieved through energy conservation. Free. Info:

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener fall training: 12-week training runs 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Nov. 19. Participants are expected to complete a 50-hour internship in their first year and serve 35 hours yearly thereafter to maintain certification, $245. Enroll:

Master Gardeners on the Road Tour: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Depart from Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 9319 N.E. Highway 99. The tour will take you to Dancing Oaks Nursery in Monmouth, Ore., where you will discover unusual species of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Then it’s on to St. Paul, Ore., where you will be guided through Heirloom Roses. $30. Registration required.

Wander, Ponder, Prune: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 30 at CASEE, Building B, Room 206, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Steve Hiestand, owner of Pruning Pro, will show you the four D’s of pruning and how to properly prune branches on selected trees and shrubs. Includes demonstration of pruning techniques in the Wildlife Botanical Gardens. Free to NatureScaping members; $15 for nonmembers. Register: or 360-737-1160.

Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages Series: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Nov. 19. The series provides a basic overview of soil, water, plant and animal interactions on small acreage. $35 per farm or family and class size is limited; register by Aug. 29. 360-397-6060, ext. 5729.

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: Noon, fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Potluck, guests welcome. 360-210-8012.

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

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month, Covington House, 4201 Main St., Vancouver. 360-936-6515.

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. third Mondays of the month, 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. 360-696-9617.

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