Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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VIRTUAL Mason Bees Live Webinar

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health-Solid Waste Outreach present: Mason Bees The mason bee — our gentle friend and incredible pollinator. Most likely you have these busy native bees in your own yard; you just haven’t met them yet. Join Master Gardener Vione Graham for an introductory webinar on mason bees. The presentation will cover the role of mason bees in pollination, their life cycle and habits and how we can protect these valuable creatures.

This live Zoom webinar is put on in conjunction with Clark County Public Health - Solid Waste Outreach. Cost: FREE! Advanced registration through Brown Paper Tickets is required at https://bpt.me/4572204

 

VIRTUAL Backyard Composting Workshop

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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At this time workshops will take place via ZOOM.
Please register and we will send information the week prior

Backyard Composting 

Saturday, May 2nd, 10 a.m. - noon Via ZOOM
Construct a compost pile with experts, and view demonstration compost bins in action.

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

 

Grow Your Own Strawberries Live Webinar

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Master Gardeners for an introductory live webinar on growing strawberries. This class will discuss the three different types of strawberries, planting and care techniques and some of the common pests and diseases. Cost: FREE! Advanced registration through Brown Paper Tickets is required at https://bpt.me/4574867. For more information: call (564) 397-5738 or email [email protected]      

VIRTUAL Red Worm Composting Workshop

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Red Worm Composting 

Wednesday, May 6th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Via ZOOM
Construct a worm bin. Turn your kitchen trimmings into garden gold. To receive a worm bin you must reply to a seperate confirmation email (due to limited supplies). 

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL Lasagna Garden Composting Workshop

Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lasagna Garden Composting

Saturday, May 16th, 10 a.m. - noon Via ZOOM
Build and plant a raised bed garden. No tilling or turning required and most materials are free! Don't worry if your soil is clay, sand, grass or weeds - this method goes right over the top.

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL Vegetables A-Z Live Webinar

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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From Asparagus to Zucchini, vegetables are delicious, nutritious and fun to grow. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, each type of vegetable has its own peculiar preferences about soil, light, water and season. Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Joan Veach as she shares insight into growing a variety of vegetables in our Pacific Northwest climate. You will learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune/pinch/hill-up or tie-up your different plants.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-1FlR9cyR5aKlVTJWcdrBA  

 

VIRTUAL Green Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Green Cleaning

Wednesday, May 27th, 6-8 p.m.Via ZOOM
See how fun and safe cleaning can be! Join Compost Pete, Master Composter Recycler program lead, in an online presentation to make three versatile household green cleaners. 

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL Growing Vegetables from Seeds Webinar

Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Veggie starts are great, but many vegetables grow easily from seeds planted straight into your garden! In fact, some veggies are even happier when grown from seeds. This live webinar will cover where to source your seeds, which vegetables grow best from seeds, when and how to plant and care for your seeds, and much more! Save money, increase plant health, and witness the wonders of veggies grown from seeds. Join Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Garden for this fun talk on growing from seed. Presented by WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners.

Register in advance at:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rceGvqTwsHdGrHZHkCLkDobGDGP4Q1UHs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact Erika Johnson at 564-397-5738 or [email protected] with questions.

VIRTUAL Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Webinar

Monday, July 20, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Webinar.

Learn the latest on establishing, renovating and maintaining turf that meets your needs. Get time-tested tips practiced by golf course superintendents for mowing,mulching, watering and managing weeds without toxic chemicals. Discover eco-lawns and learn where to get more information on low-input lawn care. Speaker Weston Miller serves as associate professor and Extension agent for Oregon State University. He manages the popular Master Gardener program for the tri-county Portland metro area. Miller also helps to educate new and aspiring farmers to responsibly steward natural resources and build small-scale enterprises through OSU’s Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship.

Register in advance. Details available at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Clark County Public Health – Solid Waste Outreach Green Neighbors program.

Contact Erika Johnson at 564-397-5738 or [email protected] with questions.

VIRTUAL Green Business Morning Blend

Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives. Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly networking events. This event will bring together people working in Clark County with an interest in sharing ideas and resources to create more sustainable workplaces. Please invite colleagues and friends!

Advanced registration required.

This event will take place virtually on Zoom, and a link will be emailed to all registered attendees on January 20.

VIRTUAL Blueberry Pruning Basic Care

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Do you love juicy, sweet, just-picked blueberries from your own bushes? Not sure how to keep them performing at their best? Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners for a workshop on blueberry pruning.

Advance registration required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This webinar will cover:

  • Blueberry pruning basics: when to prune, choosing which canes to cut, and where to cut them.
  • Tools, garden sanitation, and how pruning is part of a sustainable and organic approach to blueberry plant care.
  • Basics on plant nutrition and common pests and diseases.

This webinar is put on in collaboration with the Clark County Green Neighbors program.

Contact: 564.397.5738 or [email protected]

 

Let It All Soak In: A Rain Garden Webinar

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rain gardens: a stunning landscape feature and storm water device all in one!  They are features that offer a unique way to protect the water quality of your local creek, lake or the Columbia River while spiffing up the garden at the same time. Come away with a solid understanding of raingardens--their benefits, suitable locations and tools for design and installation.  Have a look at lovely rain garden plants for sun or shade and become familiar with the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners. After this 90-minute webinar by Colleen Miko, you'll be ready to tame the rain. This webinar is put on by the WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardener Program in collaboration with Clark County Public Health -Solid Waste Outreach.

Cost: Free!

Register in advance for this meeting: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlfu-srzkqH9AtbW_8wyM515rxu15EngMa. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Contact [email protected] or 564-397-5738 for more information.  

VIRTUAL Recycling Done Right Workshop

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Recycling Done Right webinar explains what can and cannot go in the blue curbside recycling cart. The webinar teaches why it is better to throw some things out when in doubt rather than what is known as “wishcycling.” Attendees and community members are encouraged to download the RecycleRight app, which has a search feature to find out if and where materials can be recycled.

Please register for the Zoom link at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/classes-and-workshops/workshop-registration

For more information, email [email protected] or call 564.397.7333. 

VIRTUAL Prevent Food Waste in the First Place Workshop

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Prevent Food Waste (in the first place) webinar will discuss ways to minimize food spoilage so you don’t have to send edible food to the landfill. Following the simple practices taught in the webinar will help you save money and the environment.

Please register for the Zoom link at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/classes-and-workshops/workshop-registration

For more information, email [email protected] or call 564.397.7333.

Volunteer Invasives Patroller Plants Webinar Training

Monday, June 14, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Become A VIP – Volunteer Invasives Patroller!

You can help protect the local environment by becoming a Volunteer Invasives Patroller. Invasive species pose a major threat to humans, wildlife ,and agriculture and cause substantial economic burden on communities. Participate in the new WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener VIP Program and get trained, collect data, report your results, and make a difference!  Participants attend two 90-minutes trainings (via Zoom) and learn to identify three invasive insects and three invasive weeds that threaten Clark County’s plant diversity. Attend one or both but you must register separately for each training.

  Invasive Plants Training: June 14th 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify poison hemlock, tansy ragwort and garlic mustard; three noxious weeds in Clark County. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuGsqTIvHdWFYy8oi4VyHhYUputl8cy_.   

 Invasive Insects Training: June 15th, 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify emerald ash borer beetle, Asian long horned beetle and spotted lanternfly; three “when-not-if” insects we expect to see in Clark County in the future. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdOmvpzsrH9dHzN4Mctlk1F29BrhRMznX.  

 Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/. Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738.

Volunteer Invasives Patroller Insects Webinar Training

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Become A VIP – Volunteer Invasives Patroller!

You can help protect the local environment by becoming a Volunteer Invasives Patroller. Invasive species pose a major threat to humans, wildlife ,and agriculture and cause substantial economic burden on communities. Participate in the new WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener VIP Program and get trained, collect data, report your results, and make a difference!  Participants attend two 90-minutes trainings (via Zoom) and learn to identify three invasive insects and three invasive weeds that threaten Clark County’s plant diversity. Attend one or both but you must register separately for each training.

  Invasive Plants Training: June 14th 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify poison hemlock, tansy ragwort and garlic mustard; three noxious weeds in Clark County. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuGsqTIvHdWFYy8oi4VyHhYUputl8cy_.   

 Invasive Insects Training: June 15th, 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify emerald ash borer beetle, Asian long horned beetle and spotted lanternfly; three “when-not-if” insects we expect to see in Clark County in the future. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdOmvpzsrH9dHzN4Mctlk1F29BrhRMznX.  

 Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/. Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738.

Moonlight Moth Gardening: Supporting Moths in the Home Garden

Monday, August 16, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Did you know that moth species outnumber butterflies by nine to one? Like butterflies, moths serve a critical role as pollinators and as a food source for many other species, including amphibians, small mammals, bats and many bird species. Also like butterflies, moth populations are in decline. Join the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Program in a webinar to learn more about moths and get tips for supporting them in your garden.

Register in advance at
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce-srDgvGNX76YL_KnpBOH1cUhdhBJ7x.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.

Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738.

Pollinator Posse Interactive Workshop

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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You’ve heard about the recent decline in bee populations. You know that bees and other pollinators play an essential role in food production – making possible, development of all variety of fruits, vegetables, coffee, chocolate, beer and wine and more.  

You play an important role in helping to support our local native pollinators! There are simple actions you can take to provide food, shelter, water and space for a wide variety of beautiful and interesting-to-watch pollinating insects and birds. And the bonus is a beautiful addition to your home landscape.  

Join the Pollinator Posse! This introductory level, small, interactive, group learning session put on by Master Gardeners will introduce you to our pollinators and the plants upon which they depend. Get ideas on how to start a pollinator garden. This is an introductory workshop. Thursday, September 16 from 6pm to 8:30pm. Space is limited. Free.  

Bee the Change! To sign up for the Pollinator Posse register in advance at: https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-ytrz0jGd0tif-Ff3Ylk9NN5l6XhhDY.  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You must download Zoom (free version okay) onto the device you plan to use for the workshop.

Contact: [email protected], 564.397.5738

Backyard Fruit Trees Presentation

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Discover “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of growing your own tree fruit. WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener, Karen Palmer, will present on backyard fruit trees on Monday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30pm.  Whether you inherited a few fruit trees with a new home or are thinking of planting some, get the knowledge to make important decisions as you move forward. Participants will learn which kind of fruit trees are easier to maintain West of the Cascades, what major diseases and pests will be a factor and how to control them naturally, and how much time and effort will be required to grow a healthy crop and more.

Pre-registration required.

This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with Clark County Public Health Green Neighbors Program.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. You must have a (free) Zoom account in order to attend.

Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738. Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/#upcoming.

Urban Weeds

Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Urban Weeds

Date: Sat, Nov. 20
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Description:
Weeds! We all have them. Learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants can take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides. Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Sign up

 

Please contact [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

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