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October 2019

Streamside Planting with Native Plants Workshop

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As temperatures warm up in the spring, most of us think of getting out in the garden to start planting.  However, west of the Cascade Mountains, most rainfall comes between October and May and the fall remains the best time to start planting trees and other vegetation. The fall and winter rain helps plant roots establish, making plants more resistant to our dry summer conditions. So how does fall planting produce healthy streams? Brendan Addis, clean water commissioner will teach…

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Introduction to Weed Management in the Home Garden

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pacific Community Park, 1515 NE 164th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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Free

Master Gardeners WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardener Program and Clark County Public Health -Solid Waste Outreach present Introduction to Weed Management in the Home Garden.  Are you baffled by the different kinds of weeds that keep showing up in your garden and home landscape?  Not sure what to do to get rid of them? Just like other plants, weeds have adapted characteristics that help them to succeed in your garden. One has to find a weed’s “achilles heel” to…

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Natural Fertilizers and Techniques for Plant and Soil Health

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CASEE Center and Gardens, 11104 N.E. 149th St.
Brush Prairie, WA United States
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$15

Learn the use of natural soil amendments, fertilizers and maintenance techniques for sustainable maximum plant and soil health. Discussion includes the use and importance of Soil Testing. Naturescaping members free or $15 for non-members. Membership per year is $20 ($15 for seniors). Register for classes or for more information: info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com You may get your soil tested with the following lab and test, and bring the results to class: http://www.al-labs-west.com/fee-schedule.php?section=Soil%20Analysis – Get this test for Soil: SC3, Full Graphical…

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Backyard composting

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665 United States
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Part of Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program free composting and green cleaning workshops this fall. Construct a compost pile with experts, and view demonstration compost bins in action. Space is limited; register in advance.

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VanRidge Garden Club

October 21 @ 10:00 am
Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St.
Ridgefield, WA United States
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Discuss gardening experiences, socialize with gardeners. Learn how to propogate by separation and root division. Anyone with hens, chickens and sedums may bring to share. Plants will be placed in cute containers. Members are encouraged to bring wood or metal or ceramic (with holes) containers to the meeting. The wood and metal containers can be drilled but the ceramic ones need holes already. Guests welcome.

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Weekly Honeybee Hikes for Preschoolers at Leach Botanical Garden

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every Wednesday Feb. 6-Dec. 11
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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$3

Bring your preschoolers to Leach Botanical Garden in Portland for a weekly garden exploration. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine. Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Honeybee Hikes happen every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.…

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Camas-Washougal garden club meeting

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave.
Camas, WA United States
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free

The Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St., Camas. The Oct. 23 speaker is Clark County horticulturist Pete DuBois, who will talk about composting — what to put in it, how to maintain it, and how to use it. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, call 360-834-3003 or visit www.gardenclubofcamaswashougal.org.

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Red Worm Composting

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665 United States
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free

Construct a worm compost bin to turn your kitchen trimmings into garden gold. To receive a worm bin you must reply to a separate confirmation email (due to limited supplies).

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Suksdorfia Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society Open House

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clark College Native Plant Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way (Greenhouse off Reserve)
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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free

Attend the Suksdorfia Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Clark College Native Plant Center. The open house includes tours of the Clark College Native Plant Center, a blowout sale of native plants, a chance to meet WNPS president and local chapter members. Enjoy snacks and drinks and learn about WNPS membership, and learn how to identify and find native plants in our area.

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Make a Difference Day – Tree Planting

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leverich Park, 4501 N.E. Leverich Park Way
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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Each year, the Watershed Alliance hosts a native tree planting event for Make A Difference Day, a national day of service. Join for a morning giving back and planting trees. The group will meet at the shelter at Leverich Park for registration and snacks. Orientation begins at 9 a.m. From there, participants will walk together to the planting site (a shuttle will also be available). Gloves, tools, and morning snacks will be provided. A reusable water bottle is encouraged.  Remember…

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Urban Abundance fruit harvesting parties

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave.
Vancouver, WA United States
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Free

Help rescue fruit from trees throughout Vancouver from going to waste by harvesting every other Tuesday evening and Saturday morning at various orchards and backyards around Clark County through October. Volunteers get to take home fruit with them after each event and the rest goes to the Clark County Food Bank to increase folks' access to fresh, healthy food in our community. Volunteers will either meet at the Clark County Food Bank and caravan to the location, or receive an…

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Mason Bees

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665 United States
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$5

Join Master Gardener Vione Graham for an introductory workshop on mason bees. The presentation will cover their role in pollination, their life cycle and habitats and how we can protect these valuable creatures. The event will conclude with a demonstration of nest/cocoon cleaning. If you have mason bee cocoons and a nest structure designed to come apart, bring them and plan to clean them. Also bring a medium size bowl (football size is good) and a container with a lid,…

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Urban Abundance fruit harvesting parties

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00am

Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave.
Vancouver, WA United States
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Free

Help rescue fruit from trees throughout Vancouver from going to waste by harvesting every other Tuesday evening and Saturday morning at various orchards and backyards around Clark County through October. Volunteers get to take home fruit with them after each event and the rest goes to the Clark County Food Bank to increase folks' access to fresh, healthy food in our community. Volunteers will either meet at the Clark County Food Bank and caravan to the location, or receive an…

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Weekly Honeybee Hikes for Preschoolers at Leach Botanical Garden

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every Wednesday Feb. 6-Dec. 11
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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$3

Bring your preschoolers to Leach Botanical Garden in Portland for a weekly garden exploration. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine. Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Honeybee Hikes happen every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.…

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November 2019

Stewardship Saturday

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on July 13, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on November 2, 2019 at 9:00am

Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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Stewardship Saturdays are perfect for volunteers who want to spend a couple of hours working outside in Columbia Springs' beautiful natural area. Projects typically include planting trees, removing invasive species, trail maintenance, and improving the accessibility and safety of the site. Snacks, tools, gloves, training, and staff guidance provided. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and dress in outdoor/work-appropriate clothing. Children must be at least 7 years old to participate. Children ages 7 to 15 are welcome to volunteer…

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Free First Saturday Guided Tours of Leach Botanical Garden

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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First Saturday of each month, March through November
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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free

Join gardener and curator Courtney Vengarick for seasonal explorations of Portland's Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Portland. She will show you what's blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. Tours are the first Saturday of the month, March 2 through Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to noon. Tour-takers should meet in front of the Manor House.…

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Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society 74th Annual Show, “Melody of Mums”

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:00am

Clark Public Utilities Service Center Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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The Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society's 74th annual horticultural and floral completion, "Melody of Mums," will be in the Community Room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. The exhibition features mum forms from spiders to brush thistles, as well as incurves, anemone and bonsai forms. Entries will be accepted from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, for judging. amateur to…

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Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society 74th Annual Show, “Melody of Mums”

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:00am

Clark Public Utilities Service Center Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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free

The Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society's 74th annual horticultural and floral completion, "Melody of Mums," will be in the Community Room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. The exhibition features mum forms from spiders to brush thistles, as well as incurves, anemone and bonsai forms. Entries will be accepted from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, for judging. amateur to…

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Soil Testing and Plant Nutrition

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Bud Van Cleve Community Room – Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 N.E. 78th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665 United States
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free

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County presents “Soil Testing and Plant Nutrition” with Master Gardeners Pam Ballard, Meg McDonald, and John Moore. Free to the public and members. No registration required.

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Weekly Honeybee Hikes for Preschoolers at Leach Botanical Garden

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every Wednesday Feb. 6-Dec. 11
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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$3

Bring your preschoolers to Leach Botanical Garden in Portland for a weekly garden exploration. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine. Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Honeybee Hikes happen every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.…

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