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Clark County

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

• Discouraging deer from eating your garden: 11 a.m. March 29. Learn some techniques to discourage deer.

• Let’s talk about those pesky moles: 1 p.m. March 29. Learn some methods for lessening the impact moles have on the lawn and garden.

• What to do in garden in April: 11 a.m. April 5. Monthly seminar on landscape and garden maintenance.

• Japanese maple pruning: 11 a.m. April 12. Brian Tsugawa will share proper pruning techniques.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Free. Mason bees: 10 a.m. to noon March 29. Sherian Wright, local bee expert, will discuss proper use of mason bees in the garden and orchards. www.shortysgardenandhome.com; register: 360-892-7880.

Orchid Potting 101: 10 a.m. to noon March 29 at Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden, 608 N.W. 119th St. Bring plants for hands-on potting demonstrations. Pots, potting mix, plants and culture sheets available. Greenhouse and iris fields open to visitors. 360-573-4472.

What, why and how to remineralize your soils: 7 p.m. April 1 at CASEE, Building B, Room 202/205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Rich Affeldt, agronomist with Cascade Mineral Products, will discuss the interaction between geology and biology that occurs in soil and explain how fresh mineral sources benefit soils, microbes and plants. No registration required. Free.

WSU Extension Clark County master gardener volunteer training: The 12-week training begins from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and continues Wednesdays through Nov. 19. Upon completion, new volunteers are expected to complete a 50-hour internship their first year and serve 35 hours yearly thereafter to maintain certification. $245. For further information and to download an application, visit http://clark.wsu.edu/volunteer/mg/educationProgram.html.

Hazel Dell Community Garden: Open to families who would like a 4- by 8-foot plot; includes soil and irrigation at Hazel Dell Elementary School, 511 Anderson Road. Vancouver. Register: Bobbi Bellomy, 360-574-6290.

Small Acreage Expo: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 5 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Topics include hands-on fence building, goat keeping, permaculture fruit production, vermicomposting, beekeeping, raising beef and more. Register: http://smallacreageexpo.brownpapertickets.com

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. 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., Vancouver. 360-992-2939.

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

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. third Monday, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. 360-696-9617.


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