Gardening
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Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering a free training this winter for people interested in becoming involved with the program. Anyone interested in composting and recycling … more
  The Washington State University Master Gardeners Cowlitz County Extension is back in swing and holding a slew of online homesteading events in the upcoming weeks. All programs are free and … more
On Saturday, Jan. 23, Pacific Northwest Gardeners can log into Zoom and learn all about the basics of blueberry care. From when to prune to how much, the Washington State Master Gardeners will teach … more
I am a Deodar Cedar and my scientific name is “Cedrus deodora.” I am about 150 years old. My history is a little sketchy, but I may have been carried to the USA as a seedling, about 1880. This … more
It’s not difficult to miss the crusty, gray colored growths that are now seen on many of our deciduous trees and shrubs. These growths are actually primitive plants called lichens. Some even … more
If you have noticed wilted, yellowing foliage in the upper crowns of your birch trees, accompanied by a dieback of branches, your trees may be infested by the bronze birch borer (BBB). This … more
The fall deadline to nominate a significant tree in your neighborhood to the Washington State University Master Gardeners Heritage Tree Program is Saturday, Oct. 31.  The Heritage Tree Program … more
Making a rain garden — Oct. 13 Get together with Washington State University Extension Coordinator Gary Fredericks to learn about an environmentally friendly way to create a native plant oasis … more
Repair Clark County, an extension of local non-profit Columbia Springs, recently restarted its repair program with a few new twists.  Instead of hosting an event where locals show up with broken … more
Portland-based nonprofit the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is set to receive a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant money will be used to construct and … more
 Gusty winds and hot weather can take a toll on our tall leafy friends. However, healthy trees are better equipped to handle the rough weather. According to Vancouver Urban Forestry, now is a good … more
Local nonprofit The Battle Ground Art Alliance is holding an “artful garden sale” on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is being held in lieu of the alliance’s Annual Fall Sale, … more
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is now accepting 2021 grant applications from local organizations for projects that promote community gardening.  Eligible projects will educate … more
  Starting a December bulb planter — Tuesday, Sept. 8 Give a unique Christmas gift this year as WSU Master Gardeners’ Marilee Hertig will demonstrate how and when to start your bulb … more
As the days get warmer, many wonder what they can do to beat the heat and stay cool. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down indoor pools and creating a need for social distancing, many outdoor … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day all month with a virtual event every day in September.  “In previous years, we’ve worked … more
Weed control for home lawn and landscape — Aug. 25 Get together with Washington State Master Gardener and coordinator of the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board Jennifer Mendoza from noon … more
Do you have more organic matter than you know what to do with? From 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, learn new tips and techniques for composing that can reduce your pile size, create valuable soil … more
Get together with Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Art Fuller for a discussion on ways you can get more vegetables from your garden as the weather turns cooler. The presentation … more
I come to a stop at the end of a paved road and cross a long parking lot in the industrial area of Milwaukie, Oregon. Nothing but warehouses nearby. I am searching for a sign that says “Farm this … more
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