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Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds In conjunction with the Home and Garden Show

April 30, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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One event on May 1, 2022 at 10:00 am


April 30 – May 1, 2022

Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds

In conjunction with the Home and Garden Show


April 30      Home & Garden Show

9:30 a.m.   Growing Vegetables, where to start!

WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss what to do in your vegetable garden to plan and prepare it for planting.  You will learn when to plant, how to start get an early start and what to takes to maintain healthy plants to get a great harvest.


11:00 a.m. Affordable Landscaping      

WSU Master Gardener Wendy Santiago will discuss ideas on landscape design.  Whether it is street appeal or a restful and beautiful sanctuary in your back yard, learn how to get the job done right the first time.  Hear how to bring texture, form, shape, functionality, balance and color into your landscape.  Find out the common mistakes made by the novice landscaper.


12:00 p.m.   Landscaping for Wildlife           

We all appreciate our gardens and even more when it includes birds and other wildlifeWSU Master Gardener Adam Weeks will  discuss which plants you can grow that are wildlife friendly and will attract animals to your garden.


1:00 p.m.     Tips to control moles

Sadly, all too many property owners know the frustration of having that vision of a beautiful lawn ruined by moles.  WSU Master Gardener Bryan Iverson will talk about which techniques are the most effective in getting rid of moles.   Bryan will discuss what works and what products fail to get results


2:00 p.m.  Weed Control for Home Lawn and Landscape 

WSU Master Gardener and Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Jennifer Mendoza, will tell you about the best times and ways to control our most pesky weeds in your lawn and garden without using herbicides.



May 1     Home & Garden Show

10:00 a.m.             Proper Sharpening Tools and Knives

Join WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell as he demonstrates how to clean and sharpen tools before putting them away for winter storage, so they’ll be ready to work for you in the spring.  He’ll share hints about storing other gardening tools, too.


11:00 a.m.     Do-it-Yourself “Irrigation”

WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will explain how to construct a simple and inexpensive sprinkler system that can be used for your vegetable garden, hanging baskets, porch plants and for other situations.  Find out how to develop a sprinkler system that allows you the flexibility to reduce water use, save time, use less labor and control weeds.


12:00 a.m.   How to Grow a Red Tomato

Is trying to grow red tomatoes frustrating to you? WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss the tips he uses to produce a bountiful crop of red tomatoes. You will learn how to get your tomatoes off to get an early start and what it takes to produce a great harvest of tomatoes.


1:00 p.m.     Waterwise gardening–growing plants using less water            

Is your water bill going up every summer trying to keep your plants alive? With our hotter, drier summers, we can find ways to have beautiful gardens that are drought tolerant. WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss growing plants using less water.  Learn about the ways you can add beauty to a water-wise landscape with drought-tolerant plants.


Workshops sponsored by

WSU Extension and WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners


April 30, 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds
1900 7th Ave SW
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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(360) 577-3121