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March 2020

Build an Elegant Downspout Workshop

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Three Creeks Library, 800 NE Tenney Rd
Vancouver, 98685 United States
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Build an Elegant Downspout Workshop - March 7. Learn how to transform a gutter downspout area into a seasonal pond to feed pollinators, other beneficial insects and wildlife critters in your own backyard. These simple but elegant water gardens eliminate erosion from stormwater and can be designed to enhance your existing landscape areas.  March 7, 2020 at 10:30 am at Three Creeks Community Library; 800 NE Tenney Rd, Vancouver, WA 98685. For more information: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5735. See all of…

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Adaptive Gardening Workshop

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cascade Park Community Library, 600 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA
Vancouver, Washington 98684 United States
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Adaptive Gardening Workshop - March 7. Adaptive gardening involves making small modifications to accommodate a gardener’s physical challenges and any barriers to enjoying gardening. This presentation explains how to use different types of exercises to prevent injury, body mechanics and joint preservation to help you safely garden. The presenters will bring examples of adaptive and ergonomic gardening tools and demonstrate how to correctly use them. The presentation will include talking about adapting a creative garden design including pathways, planters, trellises…

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On the Road Tour; Interior Images For All the Senses!

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enterprise Rent a Car, 9319 Northeast Highway 99, Vancouver, WA 98665, USA
Vancouver, Washington 98665 United States
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$35

We begin our 2020 tour season with a visit to Dennis’ 7 Dees newest retail store in Bridgeport Village Shopping Center. The focus is on houseplants at this urban plant, gift and design shop. The dynamic Nicole Forbes will inspire us with ideas on the use of greenery and plants for inside the home. Next up is a tour of Bob’s Red Mill factory in Milwaukie. Bob’s was one of the first flour mills to build labs that tested their…

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Mason Bee Workshop

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
La Center Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd,
La Center, WA 98629 United States
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Mason Bee Workshop March 18. The mason bee — our gentle friend and incredible pollinator. Most likely you have these busy native bees in your own yard; you just haven’t met them yet. Learn about the role of mason bees in pollination, their life cycle and habitats and how we can protect these valuable creatures. March 18, 2020 at 10am at La Center Library; 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd, La Center, WA 98629. For more information: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5735. See…

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Rejuvenating Your Landscape Workshop

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Three Creeks Library, 800 NE Tenney Rd
Vancouver, 98685 United States
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Rejuvenating Your Landscape Workshop March 21. Don’t love your home landscape? Experiencing eyesores from adjacent properties? If so, then this 90 minute presentation is for you. The presenter will share simple effective techniques, using hands-on exercises that will help homeowners to identify landscape features they like, those which they don’t and help you to get clear on what you dream of having in your home landscape. March 21, 2020 at 10:30 am at Three Creeks Library; Vancouver, WA 98629. For…

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Adaptive Gardening Workshop

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Three Creeks Library, 800 NE Tenney Rd
Vancouver, 98685 United States
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Adaptive Gardening Workshop - March 28.  Adaptive gardening involves making small modifications to accommodate a gardener’s physical challenges and any barriers to enjoying gardening. This presentation explains how to use different types of exercises to prevent injury, body mechanics and joint preservation to help you safely garden. The presenters will bring examples of adaptive and ergonomic gardening tools and demonstrate how to correctly use them. The presentation will include talking about adapting a creative garden design including pathways, planters, trellises…

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April 2020

Downspout Water Gardening Workshop

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 Southeast 7th Court, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Battle Ground, Washington 98604 United States
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Downspout Water Gardening Workshop April 2. Learn how to transform a gutter downspout area into a seasonal pond to feed pollinators, other beneficial insects and wildlife critters in your own backyard. These simple but elegant water gardens eliminate erosion from stormwater and can be designed to enhance your existing landscape areas. April 2, 2020 at 5pm at Battle Ground Library; 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604.For more information: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5738. See all of our workshops and events…

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Gift Orchid Survival Workshop

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Washougal Community Library, 1661 C Street, Washougal, WA 98671, USA
Washougal, Washington 98671 United States
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Gift Orchid Survival Workshop - April 18. Orchids in bloom make such beautiful gifts, but most of them fail to survive. Janis McBride demonstrates the step-by-step methods that will help you turn those gifts into healthy, colorful, long-blooming orchids in your own home. Understanding how orchids naturally grow provides the basis for the crucial re-potting techniques taught in a hands-on setting – bring you own gift orchid to be repotted. April 18, 2020 at 11:30 am at Washougal Library; 1661…

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Enjoying the Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening Workshop

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cascade Park Community Library, 600 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA
Vancouver, Washington 98684 United States
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Enjoying the Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening Workshop April 23. Learn how easy it is to garden in raised beds; you’ll optimize space, reduce weeding chores and learn how to load up your raised bed soil for incredible yields. Presentation also includes instructions on how to build your own raised beds and tips for winterizing them. April 23, 2020 at 6pm at Cascade Park Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. For more information: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5738. See all…

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Adaptive Gardening Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 Southeast 7th Court, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Battle Ground, Washington 98604 United States
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Adaptive Gardening Workshop - April 25.  Adaptive gardening involves making small modifications to accommodate a gardener’s physical challenges and any barriers to enjoying gardening. This presentation explains how to use different types of exercises to prevent injury, body mechanics and joint preservation to help you safely garden. The presenters will bring examples of adaptive and ergonomic gardening tools and demonstrate how to correctly use them. The presentation will include talking about adapting a creative garden design including pathways, planters, trellises…

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May 2020

Grow Your Own Strawberries! Workshop

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Grow Your Own Strawberries! Workshop May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm There’s nothing better than a bowl of just-picked, sweet, juicy strawberries harvested from your own garden. Growing strawberries is something you can do without a lot of time or effort. Join Master Gardeners for an introductory workshop on growing strawberries on Saturday, May 2 from 10am to noon. Location (Hazel Dell area)  provided upon online registration (link below). This class will provide an overview of the three…

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Gift Orchid Survival Workshop

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Three Creeks Library, 800 NE Tenney Rd
Vancouver, 98685 United States
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Gift Orchid Survival Workshop - May 14. Orchids in bloom make such beautiful gifts, but most of them fail to survive. Janis McBride demonstrates the step-by-step methods that will help you turn those gifts into healthy, colorful, long-blooming orchids in your own home. Understanding how orchids naturally grow provides the basis for the crucial re-potting techniques taught in a hands-on setting – bring you own gift orchid to be repotted. May 14, 2020 at 6pm at Three Creeks Community Library;…

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Gardening with Native Plants Workshop

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
La Center Library, 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd,
La Center, WA 98629 United States
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Gardening with Native Plants Workshop - May 20. Northwest native plants everywhere from the small balcony garden to acreage. Natives in your garden can be blended with other landscape elements, or go native entirely. Suggestions for various garden situations, native alternatives to common garden plants. May 20, 2020 at 10am at La Center Library; 1411 NE Lockwood Creek Rd, La Center, WA 98629. For more information: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5738. See all of our workshops and events at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/

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June 2020

Simple Drip Irrigation For Your Vegetable Garden Workshop

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancouver Mall Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr. Ste 285
Vancouver, WA 98662 United States
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Simple Drip Irrigation For Your Vegetable Garden Workshop Keeping our vegetable gardens adequately watered can be a real challenge during the busy summer months, requiring many hours of vigilance and attention. With a simple drip irrigation system, you can rest assured that your garden’s water needs are being met whether you are in the garden or on vacation! Join Ian Wilson, owner and founder of Portland Edible Gardens, for a workshop covering the basics of what materials you will need,…

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July 2020

Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Workshop

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cascade Park Community Library, 600 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA
Vancouver, Washington 98684 United States
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Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Workshop Learn the latest on establishing, renovating and maintaining turf that meets your needs. Get time-tested tips practiced by golf course superintendents for mowing, mulching, watering and managing weeds without toxic chemicals. Discover eco-lawns, and learn where to get more information on low-input lawn care. Speaker Weston Miller serves as associate professor and Extension agent for Oregon State University. He manages the popular Master Gardener TM program for the tricounty Portland metro area. Miller also…

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