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1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States

March 2017

The Key to Growing Food

March 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5.00
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April 2017

Growing Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries

April 4, 2017 - April 6, 2017
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Starting Vegetable Plants

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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July 2017

Youth Beginning Floral Design Class

July 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5
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September 2017

Growing Garlic

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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On September 23 at 9:00 am, Master Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss how to raise garlic.  Billie will demonstrate how and when to plant, what to plant and why, how to care for and harvest garlic.  This free class will be held at the Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue, Longview.  The workshop is sponsored by the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3 or garyf@wsu.edu.

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October 2017

Evaluating Mason Bees Cocoons

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$10.00

Join us on October 14 at 10:00 am when Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener will present a workshop on how to evaluate mason bees cocoons for disease. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee nests.  This two hour session is a “hands on” active and fun class to help you identify what’s in your mason bee tubes and blocks. There will be cocoons you can evaluate if you don’t have your…

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Bee Keepers Workshops

October 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$40.00

Bee Keepers Workshops October 23rd, 25th and 30th and November 1st 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The four-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists.  Cost for the four-session course…

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November 2017

Holiday Craft Workshop

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$15

On November 4 at 10:00 am till noon, Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will teach inspiring crafts using traditional herbs to create lovely holiday focal pieces for your table or to give as gift to your favorite hostess.  Each participant will have three projects they will complete and take home.  Class size is limited to 21.  You must pre-registrar and pay by November 1.  The cost of the class is $15.00.  Classes will be held at the Cowlitz Training Center, 1942…

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October 2018

Evaluating Mason Bees Cocoons

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$10.00

How to evaluate mason bee cocoons for disease.

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November 2018

Septic System Maintenance

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Free

On November 1 at 6:00 pm, the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will discuss about how to maintain and inspect your septic system.  Discussion will include learning how a septic system works, how to inspect your system to be sure it is working correctly and what you can do to extend the life of your system.  The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension and the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will be held for free.  The class, held at…

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Fall Swags Youth Workshop

November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5

Forage Plants from garden and field and found items from around the home to create lovely and unique autumn bundles/"swags" for wall hangings. You must pre-register and pay by November 12th.  Class is limited to 12 youth from ages 6-12 yrs. Payment must be made to secure placement in the class. Cash or check is accepted. Please make all checks payable to Master Gardener Foundation.

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April 2019

Kokedama String Garden Class- Class is FULL

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$15

Kokedama is the Japanese art form of growing plants in a moss-covered ball, held together with twine.  It's a beautiful and creative way to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. Join Master Gardener Trisha Bonapace on  Thursday April 11 at 6:30 pm as she helps you to create these amazing kokedama string gardens! The 2 hour class covers equipment, supplies and coaching. Cost for the course is $15 per person.  Participants will take home their living kokedama string garden …

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July 2019

Beginning Youth Floral Design

July 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5

On July 22 at 6:00 pm, Cowlitz County Master Gardener Marge Lippincott will discuss the basics of flower arrangement.  Students will learn how to combine form, color, style and balance into a beautiful display.  Following the presentation, youth will design their own display and then can enter them at the Cowlitz County Fair.  You must pre-register and pay by July 17.  Class size is limited to 12 youth ages 6-12. The cost of the class is $5.00 per student.  We…

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September 2019

The Real Truth About Spiders: Fact vs Fiction

September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Do you want to know more about the spiders that live in our area?  Wait until you hear the crazy myths and misunderstandings about spiders! On September 10 at 6:00 pm, WSU Master Gardeners Gary Hinderman, Anne Wolff, and Alice Slusher will tell you about the spiders here in the PNW, dispel many long-held myths (including the BIG myth about Hobo Spiders!), and explain how to make your home less welcoming to them.  The class will be held for FREE in the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First…

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Putting Your Garden to Bed

September 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Now that summer is drawing to a close, what should you do to get started on Fall Garden cleanup?  On September 11 at 6:00 pm, WSU Master Marilee Hertig will tell you how to put your summer garden to rest for the season, and prepare it so you'll be ready for a great growing season next year. The class will be held for FREE in the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview, WA 98632.  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master…

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Seed Saving

September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Do you have a favorite tomato, pepper, or other veggie that you'd like to grow next summer?  On September 12 at 6:30 pm, WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will explain about gathering and storing seeds for next year and beyond. The class will be held for FREE in the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview, WA 98632.  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 360-577-3014, Ext. 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us

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October 2019

Bee Keeper Workshops

October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$40

This is a four session work shop held on October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6- 9 PM on each day of the Workshop. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The four-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists.  Cost for the four-session…

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Evaluating Mason Bee Cocoons

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$10

Join us on October 12 at 10:00 am when Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener will present a workshop on how to evaluate mason bees cocoons for disease. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee nests.  This two hour session is a “hands on” active and fun class to help you identify what’s in your mason bee tubes and blocks. There will be cocoons you can evaluate if you don’t have your…

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Kid’s Fall Discovery Workshop

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5

On October 26 at 11 am, Cowlitz County Master Gardener Jane Yahrmarkt will lead a hands-on workshop making fall planters with mums and pansies to take home and enjoy all season long. In addition, Master Gardener Lori Martinson will guide attendees through some great learning activities--making pine cone bird feeders,  "Guess that Bug" game, and hands-on discovery and viewing of microscopic compost critters.    Class size is limited to 20 youth ages 6-12.  The cost of the class is $5.00 per…

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November 2019

Master Gardener Orientation

November 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Do you want to become a Master Gardener? This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, meet great people and serve your community, but most of all, have a lot of fun.  You will receive over 90 hours of training on all aspects of gardening from edible and ornamental plants to composting and environmental issues, from plant health care to problem identification and management.   The first step is to find out more about the expectations and opportunities…

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February 2020

Spring Grape Care Workshop

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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On February 15 at 10:00 am, WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will explain everything you wanted to know about pruning grape vines and how to care for grape starts.  The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview.  After the discussion, we will move to the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden to show pruning techniques.  Participants will receive free starts of grape varieties Canadice and Venus.  Registration is…

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Growing UP! Vertical Gardening with Veggies Workshop

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Short on space?  Do you only have a small area of sunlight and want to maximize it?  WSU Master Gardener Marilee Hertig will discuss various strategies to help you grow UP and increase what you can grow in limited space.   The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners There is no need to register for the class. The class will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, which is located in the parking lot of the Hall of…

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Growing Healthy Roses in the PNW workshop

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$5

It's not easy growing beautiful roses in our rainy climate, but help is on the way! On Feb. 29 from 9am-noon,  Rose expert and OSU Master Gardener Katherine Johnson will take us step-by-step through what it takes to have healthy, gorgeous roses. She will also demonstrate pruning techniques and answer any questions you may have. Admission to the workshop is $5.  Please register and pay before the class with  Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us The workshop is located…

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March 2020

Basics of Composting Workshop

March 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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If you have tried composting and were unsuccessful or want to learn how to compost, this is the workshop for you. On March 3, 2020 6 pm Master Gardener Art Fuller will introduce how to effectively compost food wastes and garden material. See the different ways to compost and the advantages of each method. The FREE workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. There is no need to register for the class. The class will be held at the…

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Make and Take Seed Starting Workshop

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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If you've never started your vegetables from seeds, or haven't been successful in the past, this hands-on class is for you. Master Gardener Alice Slusher will walk you through the steps of preparing the planting medium and planting the seeds, as well as timing, proper lighting, and watering techniques. Each participant will prepare and take home a flat with seeds they select. The class will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, which is located in the parking lot…

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CANCELLED-How to Build a Rain Barrel Workshop

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will discuss the benefits using rain barrels. Participants will learn how to build a rain barrel (We will not be building Rain Barrels in this workshop, but you will know how to build one by the time you leave this class! We'll will discuss how to get started, what to look for when buying a suitable barrel and how to construct a system that will make economic and environmental sense. There is no need to register, please…

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CANCELLED-Using Native Shrubs in Home Landscaping

March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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The class is free, so registration is not needed.  Just drop in!

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CANCELLED-Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries Workshop

March 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Do you want to grow small fruit this year, but have questions. Master Gardeners  Alice Slusher, Tracy Morgan, and  Anne Wolff will be presenting classes on how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.  Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them and take care of them for a successful crop. The class will be held on March 28, starting at 9:30 am with raspberries, discussing strawberries at 10:30 am and finishing with blueberries at 11:30 am. Cost…

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CANCELLED-Make and Take Worm bins and worms– Vermiculture

March 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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$30

Do you realize that about 1/3 of our kitchen scraps ends up in the garbage?  On March 31, at 6 pm, WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will describe how to harness the power of worms to recycle food waste and  create an amazing soil amendment for our gardens. Participants will be building and assembling worm bins, and will receive a starter pack of red wiggler worms to get their worm "farms" started. There is a $30 fee/family (with one worm…

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April 2020

CANCELLED- Advanced Composting Workshop

April 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Composting Happens!  Whether you plan or don’t plan your compost pile it will happen! Join  WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller  on April 1, at 6 pm to learn the whys, what manure does, how manure effects your compost pile, worm castings and worm tea, and how the Green Cone Digester Works. This class is free, there is no need to register for the class, which will be held at the Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Ave., Longview, in the parking…

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CANCELLED-Native and Western Flowers to Attract Pollinators

April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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This class is FREE, there is no need to register for the class.

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January 2022

Bee Keepers Workshops

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 21, 2022

Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Bee Keepers Workshops January 31, February 7, 14, and 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview   Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The five-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for new beekeepers.  Cost for the four-session course is $40 per person (includes 1 additional family member free).  …

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February 2022

Bee Keepers Workshops

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 21, 2022

Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Bee Keepers Workshops January 31, February 7, 14, and 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview   Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The five-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for new beekeepers.  Cost for the four-session course is $40 per person (includes 1 additional family member free).  …

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Bee Keepers Workshops

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 21, 2022

Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Bee Keepers Workshops January 31, February 7, 14, and 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview   Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The five-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for new beekeepers.  Cost for the four-session course is $40 per person (includes 1 additional family member free).  …

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Bee Keepers Workshops

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 21, 2022

Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Bee Keepers Workshops January 31, February 7, 14, and 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview   Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. The five-session course serves as an introduction to beekeeping for new beekeepers.  Cost for the four-session course is $40 per person (includes 1 additional family member free).  …

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May 2022

Propagating Trees and Shrubs by Air-layering (in-person)       

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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WSU Master Gardener Trisha Bonapace  will demonstrate how to propagate new trees and shrubs from woody plant material. This is done while the stem is still attached to the parent plant!  The workshop will be held at the Cowlitz Co. Training Center, 1942 1st Ave., Longview, WA 98632, on the dike beside the Hall of Justice. No registration required.  

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