August Garden Events

Portland Nursery August List of Classes


Dennis 7 Dees Nursery List of Classes


Vancouver Farmer’s Marketongoing through October 28
6th and Esther Streets, Downtown Vancouver
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM – 3 PM

Franklin Street Market – through September 26
1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Wednesdays 10 AM – 2 PM

East Vancouver Market – through September 13
17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver
Thursdays, 10 AM – 2 PM

Shorty’s Nursery Ladies Night Crafting in the Garden
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, 5 – 9 PM
10006 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA
Over 21 only please
$20 w/o Art Class
$45 with Art Class
Click on link for further details

On the Road Tour – Columbia River Gorge
Monday, August 6, 2018 8 AM – 5 PM

Van transportation from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 9319 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell, WA

TOUR STOPS: Mt Adams Orchard, White Salmon,
WA Vanguard Nursery, White Salmon,
WA Dickey Farm, Bingen, WA

COST: $35 registration.
LUNCH: On your own at Beneventi’s.


Come with us for a trip to the Columbia River Gorge. We will be visiting Mt Adams Orchard, one of the oldest and largest fruit-growing orchards in the Gorge near the base of the spectacular Mt Adams. See some pear trees that are 104 years old and still producing! Learn how they do it plus new ways of growing fruit

Then we will go to Bingen to Vanguard Nursery to see where the bedding plants and baskets that we buy from stores such as Costco, Fred Meyer, and Grocery Outlet are grown.

After lunch we will visit Dickey Farms, located right along the Columbia River in Bingen. Dickey Farms is the oldest operating farm in Washington State and popular for their delicious corn that they grow and sell.

Our last stop will be at the Dickey Farms Store where we can purchase local produce or products made or grown in the Gorge area. This is where we can get our corn to eat for dinner and huckleberry pie for dessert!!

WSU Research & Extension Invasive Bugs & BMSB Workshop – Aug. 10
Friday, August 10, 8:50 to 11:30 AM via remote video conference; 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98665.

• Class Introduction & Why Do We Care? – Joshua Milnes
• A Survey of the Native Stink Bugs of WA State- Dr. Peter Landolt, USDA-ARS Emeritus
• Urban Management of Invasive Bugs with a focus on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug- Dr. Michael Bush
Mechanical Pest Management & Monitoring the BMSB in Skagit Valley–Dr. Beverly Gerdeman
• Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug by the Samurai Wasp and other Natural Enemies- Joshua Milnes
• Regulatory Strategies and Recognition of the Southern Green Stink Bug—Dr. Chris Looney, WSDA.

Register online at:

Joy Creek Nursery –  Twilight in the Garden
Saturday August 11, 2018 6 – 9 p.m.
20300 Watson Rd, Scappoose OR 97056

Join us for our annual summer event, Twilight in the Garden. Once a year we remain open from 6 until 9pm to celebrate with the community and say thank you for making Joy Creek a part of your gardening experience. Come join us for a home-grown evening of locally made treats and refreshments and live music in the garden by our friends and local musicians The Noted.
Celebrate the transformative powers of this magic time of day by observing the many qualities twilight brings to the garden such as fragrance, evening lighting and wildlife. You can experience the garden and nursery both because the retail area will remain open throughout the evening. This is a special event for us all and we look forward to seeing you here. Free and open to the public.

POMES AND STONES — Grow Your Own Tree Fruit
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018  – 10:00 a.m
4000 NE 78th Street, Vancouver WA

.Apple on tree

Luke Jensen Sports Complex – Bud van Cleve Community Room
FREE! No registration necessary.

Do you like the idea of picking an apple or pear from a tree right in your yard? Does the idea of biting into a freshly picked ripe peach while you stand under the tree in your yard sound good?

Before you rush out to buy a fruit tree, attend this seminar to learn some basic facts about how to select a tree, plant it, and take care of it.

The importance of pruning, tree maintenance, fruit thinning, and disease and pest management will be covered. Emphasis will be on organic practices.

This workshop is put on in collaboration with Clark County Public Health – Solid Waste Outreach.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: (360) 397-6060 x5738 or


The Wide World of Seeds Workshop – Aug. 18

Why is it important to save seeds? Find answers to this and more. We will discuss how to save, clean and store seeds from suitable plants. 10 a.m. to noon, Sat. August 18, 2018 at CASEE Center, Bldg. B, Room 205, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA. NatureScaping classes are free for members ($20 per year; $15 for seniors), or $15 per class for nonmembers. Register at or or call 360-737-1160.


Tsugawa Nursery Bonsai Class
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 11:00 AM
410 Scott Avenue, Woodland WA

Join us and learn about this fun, relaxing and artistic hobby. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.


Gift Orchid Survival Workshop – Aug. 25

Orchids in bloom make such beautiful gifts, but most of them fail to survive for long. At this workshop Master Gardener Janis McBride will demonstrate the step-by-step methods that will help you easily turn those gifts into healthy, colorful, long-blooming orchids in your own home. Understanding how orchids naturally grow provides the basis for the crucial re-potting techniques that will be taught in a hands-on setting – bring your own gift orchid to be repotted. Pest management and nutrition will be covered briefly. Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Pacific Park —Natural Demonstration Area; NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. FREE with 45 minutes of service at the demo garden.





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