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Clark County Green Business will host a virtual workshop series which addresses waste reduction. The next presentation, titled “Nothing Goes ‘Away’: Sustainable Waste … more
A boutique store in Ridgefield sells a multitude of goods crafted from recycled materials. Native Nomad Home & Gifts offers items like blankets, candles and soaps. Owner Sara Darden sells … more
Clark County Waste and Environmental Outreach is encouraging people to take certain steps to reduce food waste this holiday season. Household waste in Clark County and the country typically … more
As more and more people, businesses and governments have embraced eco-friendly lifestyles and practices, it’s never been easier for men and women to make a positive impact on the planet. One … more
In recent years, the trend of upcycling, or transforming unneeded or unwanted materials into new items or products, has become more popular. Unlike recycling, which is taking consumer materials like … more
As dressing rooms closed because of the pandemic, shoppers still flocked to the clothing racks found in thrift stores, like Goodwill and Kidz Cloz of Battle Ground. Thrift shopping is not a new … more
Selecting fruit varieties for Western Washington — March 24 Join Theresa Knutsen from Lewis County’s Raintree Nursery as she discusses the different varieties of fruit that grow well in the … more
Growing roses in Washington – Tuesday, Feb. 23 Retired Washington State University Extension agent and co-author of “Growing Roses in Washington State” is hosting an online workshop about … more
Caring for and pruning grapes workshop - Wednesday, Feb. 10  Washington State University Master Gardener Art Fuller is set to explain everything you need to know about pruning grape vines and how … 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
Christmastime and the celebrations that surround it are full of good times and cheer. Families and friends enjoy time together, sharing gifts packed in plastic and wrapped in paper under a tree full … more
Two local nonprofits teamed up this year to bring a little extra holiday cheer to Clark County seniors. For the last two years, volunteers with the Repair Clark County program have been sewing … 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
Vancouver-based nonprofit Columbia Springs and its Repair Clark County program are hosting an online lamp repair workshop where people can learn the basics of fixing a lamp and how to diagnose … 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
On Wednesday, Columbia Springs, the nonprofit that runs the Repair Clark County Program, announced a free drop-off repair program for most household goods. The program invites members of the public … 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
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