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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Wednesday, July 1

VIRTUAL Watershed Alliance Food & Film Series: Play Again

All day

Our Food & Film Series was just beginning when our world began to change. While we miss connecting, eating pizza, and watching environmental films with you , we are happy to announce that Good Food, a film from our archive, will be virtually shown on July 1st for a 24 hour period!

What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature? Six screen-addicted teens take their first wilderness adventure.

Follow the Watershed Alliance Facebook and Instagram for updates on the link and password! 

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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Tuesday, July 7

VIRTUAL Oregon Zoo Live: Butterflies

Tuesday, July 7 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Go behind the scenes in our butterfly conservation lab and connect with animal care staff in this live video!

Afterward, you can find at-home activities to learn more about pollinators and how to help them at https://www.oregonzoo.org/discover/activities.

The zoo relies on public support to operate, even when we're closed. The biggest way to make a difference right now is to become a member, renew your membership or make a donation. Thank you!
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Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/828481481016020/

Wednesday, July 8

VIRTUAL Green Burial Talk

Wednesday, July 8 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Elizabeth Fournier, AKA The Green Reaper, for a discussion about natural burial. What does this mean? It means the burial of human remains in the earth in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the human remains to recycle naturally.

A link to join the FREE virtual event will be emailed out to registrants closer to July 8.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Understanding the history of the American burial
  • Learning regulations and current practices of green burial
  • Adding shades of green to funeral and burial choices
  • Discussing personal after death care preferences
  • Caring for a body at home after death

Elizabeth is a funeral director and author of The Green Burial Guidebook, you can find more about her work on her website, thegreenreaper.org

Contact: 564.397.7326 or [email protected] 

VIRTUAL Watershed Alliance Food & Film Series: Tapped

All day

Our Food & Film Series was just beginning when our world began to change. While we miss connecting, eating pizza, and watching environmental films with you , we are happy to announce that Tapped, a film from our archive, will be virtually shown on July 8th for a 24 hour period!

An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

Follow the Watershed Alliance Facebook and Instagram for updates on the link and password! 

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL Watershed Stewardship - Plants

Wednesday, July 8 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our region hosts a variety of habitats and landscapes. Forests, wetlands, open space, and agriculture all have their own characteristics. We will introduce important native plants and invasive species to know.

This is one class of a five-part series.To learn more: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fclarkcd.org%2Fwatershedstewards%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2JPsdYSL46iIL5MkdJQMDuupTzJUstCtODjDVs8gNrYVIQ3Ca0wC4XEZM&h=AT3pnzxj61siiLvgna8DtmoEGjzbAMlhRQKrNeVN5PmzREHYV0JER7KSrrwogljEPfGOxpuTY810_D6S9WP0oIXMZs7fu2RuUkxuQSLV4KJ-RK-HueDoPob5wtcZVDTyUEUYdkk" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://clarkcd.org/watershedstewards

Registration required: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fwebinar%2Fregister%2F2115922395298%2FWN_oCSvny5OSVGZa0M5o5KBuQ%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0T23fCG6gGi2DUvXT3aRhT6375H2kigDLniNJAcRBWHX2xO6scEJXu_84&h=AT3a2lV-Hz-koD7Gm7Jo95stbkTVTyANhdxtDuqjc-qdjRx3N_GEh28t7Bu-HFr3te2hn4esUCXswzzE7BNkNrEpSQ6Zmw2Zry7tKCWVxF0RlDYVSLkfmCTLOKzki1k136ku4Fo" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2115922395298/WN_oCSvny5OSVGZa0M5o5KBuQ

Thursday, July 9

VIRTUAL Chat with an Expert: Stormwater & Amphibians

Thursday, July 9 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you have a stormwater facility in your neighborhood? Or maybe you have heard about these things, but don’t really know what they are and what you should be doing with them. Join Clark Conservation District to learn about stormwater facilities from expert Jordan Washington. We will then learn about how our local amphibian populations use these facilities for habitat. Expert Peter has several years of experience surveying different types of facilities throughout Clark County. We will discuss what habitat features you should look for and include to help our amphibian friends.

Learn more and check out past webinars at:

https://clarkcd.org/amphibian

Registration required in advance.

Friday, July 10

VIRTUAL Youth Bird Workshop

Friday, July 10 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is program catered to youth 5+, all ages welcome.

Created and led by Juno Chimera (he/they), Equity Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum Friends, serving through AmeriCorps and Confluence Environmental.

In this workshop series, we will engage in a number of hands-on activities, attuning our senses to the ways in which birds communicate and exist amongst us. We will also explore some of the critical roles birds play in our ecosystems.

In session, we will tune in with our ears, practicing some bird identification through sound, as well as gaining insight into the contextual meanings behind different kinds of calls.

This workshop is offered on Zoom. Attendees who sign up will receive a link and login information before workshop.

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Sunday, July 12

VIRTUAL July Bark About: Groundtruthing 201

Sunday, July 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For part two of our July Groundtruthing training series, prepare to delve into a proposed timber sale’s geography and ecology! We will learn to to read clues among the trees, as well as identify what factors contribute to a healthy ecosystem and see the potential problems associated with proposed logging. We will also discuss how to document our observations in order to create a compelling case to advocate for the area. We need good photos, good maps, and good people that know that area of forest well enough to show it to others. This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of in-the-forest work with Bark and requires no previous experience.

This groundtruthing training is in two parts:

On Wednesday, July 8th we will meet from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to go over the basics where we'll learn how to research timber sales using Bark's resources and learn how to read timber sale maps in preparation for travelling to the forest. 

RSVP in advance.

Sunday, July 12th from 10:30am to 12:00pm is the second part of this training series.

Registration is required for both parts, taking place on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is part of Bark's Rad◦i◦cle Training Program, Bark’s free training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Learn more about the Rad◦i◦cle Activist Training Program.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Monday, July 13

VIRTUAL Tree Time! Preschool Walks

Monday, July 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by the Hoyt Arboretum, Tree Time! introduces youth to the beautiful nature of the arboretum. Each week centers around a new theme to encourage hands-on exploration of plants, streams, bugs, and wildlife.

This event will be held over Zoom. Instructions and the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

This is a virtual community event for families with preschoolers ages 2-6.

Register in advance.

Tuesday, July 14

VIRTUAL Class: Beneficial Insects in the Garden

Tuesday, July 14 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Join the Snohomish County WSU Master Gardeners for this FREE online class, presented via Zoom, on Tuesday, July 14th, 7:00pm-7:45pm.

Topic: Beneficial Insects in the Garden

What’s that bug? Should I get rid of it or leave it alone? There are more beneficial insects than pest insects out there. Learn about some of the good ones and how to attract them to your garden.

To register, and find Zoom tips & tricks, visit: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fextension.wsu.edu%2Fsnohomish%2Fgarden%2Fcommunity-horticulture%2Fonline-class-registration-3%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1SqSj_kj7BP-XFIARsIoxmaSZxlCuYKNyEI-i5eD1-KA3nyUXZe0UvU2Q&h=AT1cZLVmGBPQqnraSK2PQEh0a2bgCY_y0yz9-8wcqV-canZT-An_9ad_BI0aMSzUhPV4K6cY1gaTq-BWhrV6uwFbdJCN707pdxc1UuN3qX4fpK2Yw2pdo0IVxnnX4Wdbb8urlA4" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: inherit;">https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/online-class-registration-3/
For more information on this, and other online home gardening classes, see: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fextension.wsu.edu%2Fsnohomish%2Fgarden%2Fcommunity-horticulture%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1_PXLlClY17aG5o6tV8au6gbslDLdFPqAU5FBHCxnwJm6U3o_gDEgmbc0&h=AT22QUZrkr6UUoxRApWYzvpdegxS6dedKxpHp27X79xXJBUjYu35fHI-x89tkG1UNHohUVVuulh7-fQzlVTduBSXqiD9afXpyglWOHhg2QQTswngnc4AmjfPnoRx_W7aA0k5xW4" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: inherit;">https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/

Pre-registration is required. Unable to make the event but still want to learn? Register anyway to be sent a link to the presentation recording, after completion.
 

VIRTUAL Watershed Treevia Night

Tuesday, July 14 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Watershed Alliance and 

Urban Forestry present: Watershed Treevia Night!

Ready to test your Vancouver watershed and tree knowledge? Gather up your household, grab some food and drink, and tune in for trivia night!

Where: Right here on Watershed Alliance Facebook Live

How: Watch the live stream and comment in your team's answer

 

VIRTUAL OMSI Science Pub: Hidden Secrets of Rivers

Tuesday, July 14 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How to watch the event: Visit https://www.facebook.com/omsi.museum/live/ or join us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/omsimuseum


A Random Walk Along the River: Vital Connections that Rivers Share with the Land, the Sky, and Us with Sean W. Fleming, Applied R&D Technical Lead, US Dept. of Agriculture National Water and Climate Center; Courtesy Prof., College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU; Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC

JULY 14, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)

Rivers are everywhere and affect everything. When all goes well, they provide us with water, power, food, transportation, recreation, and beauty. And when things go wrong, they wipe out our homes or even bring poisoned water to our taps.

But how much do we know about how rivers actually work? How can a river flood one year and dry up the next? Where do canyons come from? How do we make forecasts of floods and water supplies? How do changes in land use and climate impact our rivers? And how does the study of water flow across the landscape – known as hydrology – overlap with other natural and social sciences, from biology to finance, and astrophysics to conflict studies?

In this talk, environmental scientist Dr. Sean Fleming explores how math and physics can reveal the hidden secrets of rivers, offers insights into the deep relationships rivers have with landscapes, ecosystems, and people, and looks at the threats our rivers face and how we can protect them over the long run.

Questions? [email protected]

Wednesday, July 15

VIRTUAL Watershed Alliance Food & Film Series: Come Hell or High Water

All day

Our Food & Film Series was just beginning when our world began to change. While we miss connecting, eating pizza, and watching environmental films with you, we are happy to announce that Come Hell or High Water, a film from our archive, will be virtually shown on July 15th for a 24 hour period!

When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a native son returns to protect the community they settled.

Follow the Watershed Alliance Facebook and Instagram for updates on the link and password! 

VIRTUAL Growing and Using Culinary Herbs

Wednesday, July 15 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Tilth Alliance.
For adults and teens.

Get started with growing herbs on your patio, balcony or backyard! Whether you’re interested in growing basil for pesto, cilantro for salsas, mint for summer iced tea or oregano and sage for seasonings, this live, online workshop will teach you how to successfully grow fresh kitchen herbs. We will cover choosing containers and soil preparation, planting annual and perennial herbs, ongoing maintenance and share a few recipes! This virtual class will include a slide-show based lecture, a virtual garden tour and time for Q & A with the instructor.

Please register in advance
You will receive an email with a Zoom link to the session by 9am the day of the event.

Sponsored by the Bellevue Friends of the Library.
 

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL Watershed Stewardship - Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, July 15 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We all have wildlife neighbors we interact with. Learn more about the fish and wildlife we encounter here and the actions you can take to promote a healthy habitat.
 
This is one class of a five-part series through the Clark Conservation District.
 
 

Thursday, July 16

VIRTUAL Class: Growing Vegetables for Fall and Winter Harvest

Thursday, July 16 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Join the Snohomish County WSU Master Gardeners for this FREE online class, presented via Zoom, on Thursday, July 16th, 7:00pm-7:45pm.

Topic: Growing Vegetables for Fall and Winter Harvest

Eat from your garden all year-round! When planted mid- to late summer many cool-season crops can be harvested through the Fall and into the Winter. We will give you tips for success: what to plant, when to plant, and how to care for them.

To register, and find Zoom tips & tricks, visit: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fextension.wsu.edu%2Fsnohomish%2Fgarden%2Fcommunity-horticulture%2Fonline-class-registration-4%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3dmyrU8GSqjavRwpz8Muw1yIRJN_w83pf0VsgTBasMGmZnafml9FkVSfk&h=AT1noQiHSF2LOSfz9QNTLpUlDtquVYFKGIAsKQ6aTpZI06EgA7d9BqlKUOVzqwJa4hGIz5S64E2yOVcAtkA-i4yJYs9zjbJGIi-J8T0eYEu11UnovrJwphE2qq1SCrC86zR7Qlg" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/online-class-registration-4/
For more information on this, and other online home gardening classes, see: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fextension.wsu.edu%2Fsnohomish%2Fgarden%2Fcommunity-horticulture%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0L4iV3g3EjL7dwYfeSibrdq8YBkjcIDq_Q6Gh1oFYlLDQnB8srZJq4VSM&h=AT0zdAPB70LDK6fUTqDy7dCGpl80hiNq4nWhqbkZHb8PyfSa-F4wYwKyf_buDoGAUwoJQgUcWrQ8-Hw5-TpYGbJAiTHrqYxKlrU2UyHqwo1xDomfhL0wnLOBh0xht10HkQQxBF4" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/

Pre-registration is required. Unable to make the event but still want to learn? Register anyway to be sent a link to the presentation recording, after completion.

VIRTUAL History on Tap - Washington Women Win the Vote

Thursday, July 16 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clark County Historical Museum welcomes Shanna Stevenson to the History on Tap live stream in “Washington Women Win the Vote.”
 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at kigginstheatre.com/movies/history-on-tap. Sales close one hour prior to the start of the show. Ticket holders will receive a private link to the event 30 minutes prior to the show.

Join historian and author Shanna Stevenson to learn about Washington women's road to achieving the ballot and the suffragists who were part of the winning campaign.
 
The evening will include the ever popular segment, "Ask Pat," in which local historian Pat Jollota answers one question about local history, as selected from social media (#AskPat), email, or submitted through the museum. As well as our trivia show featuring members of the League of Women Voters.
 
Shanna Stevenson is the former Historic Preservation Officer for Olympia, Thurston County, and Tumwater and former Coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium project at the Washington State Historical Society. She holds a BA in History and Education from Gonzaga University and a MPA from The Evergreen State College. She is the author of multiple books and articles about Washington and Women’s History including Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights In Washington available from WSU Press.
 
Support for July’s History on Tap is provided by LSW Architects, the Courtney Irvin Trust, and Wager Audio. Additional support is provided by Vancouver’s Downtown Association and ZZeppelin.
 

Sunday, July 19

VIRTUAL Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Monday, July 20

VIRTUAL Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Webinar

Monday, July 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Tuesday, July 21

VIRTUAL Class:Watering Your Veggie Garden-Save Time, Money, Water

Tuesday, July 21 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Snohomish County WSU Master Gardeners for this FREE online class, presented via Zoom, on Tuesday, July 21st, 7:00pm-7:45pm.

Topic: Watering Your Vegetable Garden: Saving Time, Saving Money, Saving Water.

For the home gardener, drip irrigation has many advantages, including healthier and more productive crops. Join the Snohomish County WSU Master Gardeners as we teach the basics of how to put together a simple drip irrigation system in your home garden. All components discussed are readily available are your local hardware store and with the cost of water rising, the up-front costs of installing drip or soaker hoses may be recouped in a single season. Save time, save money by using less water.

To register, and find Zoom tips & tricks, visit: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fextension.wsu.edu%2Fsnohomish%2Fgarden%2Fcommunity-horticulture%2Fonline-class-registration-5%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0BEtaXShBidi9MH42L9tzLpn43CVtUFxqCXp8Ax-vEe2HBZ4nZ2q3qM0k&h=AT32f6AaUyvVmmCXGcRW64WzLISFNX1r0PAFtpCdiKdCXTZBTr7XdobBvZtQjqDstXzR4i6ogI9MuYzZJBQUYCx7GEF3kcfOVfc99tWnvzVUpoAbCO8xvahJyMahG-p4tlK7gmo" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/online-class-registration-5/
For more information on this, and other online home gardening classes, see: https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/community-horticulture/

Pre-registration is required. Unable to make the event but still want to learn? Register anyway to be sent a link to the presentation recording, after completion.

VIRTUAL Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Wednesday, July 22

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Thursday, July 23

VIRTUAL Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Friday, July 24

CANCELLED: VIRTUAL Beginning Bird Feeding

Friday, July 24 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event has been cancelled due to a recent unforeseen circumstance with our scheduled presenter, we appologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Which birds eat which seeds? Where do they prefer to eat? Do some birds eat things other than seeds? Do they need water provided? Shelter? These questions and others will be covered as we discuss how to best bring our feathered friends into your own backyards. We are partnering again with the Camas Library as hosts for this online class using Zoom.

Please Register in Advance.

Fees: Free. Donations to NatureScaping of SW Washington are greatly appreciated. Mail to: PO Box 763 Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone: 360-737-1160

VIRTUAL Echos in Time Online | Live Ancestral Skills Classes

All day

Echoes in Time Online is a week long event of live ancestral skills classes taught on Facebook. Rather than have a tuition for this year, we are having folks "pay what you can" on a sliding scale basis to help us raise the funds we normally use to subsidize our free programs and our scholarships for our tuition based programs.

Purchase tickets.

Under normal circumstances, Echoes is an in-person conference held every July in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Traditional Territory of the Kalapuya, near Monmouth. However, due to COVID-19, Echoes in Time will be taking place online this year! Our mission is to unite people from different demographics, communities, and backgrounds, through the sharing of common traditions of place-based ancestral living skills.

Participants enjoy 5 days of learning various skills from the “stone age” to the “iron age” (basketry, bows & arrows, wild edible plants, pottery, black-smithing, stone tools, felting, animal tracking, and more). This is an excellent family adventure and no previous experience is required. In this age of ever-increasing technology and globalization, the skills of preindustrial people are being forgotten. Come remember them with us... Ironically online!

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Echoes Online Orientation w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macrame Wall Hanging Style Plant Hanger with Janessa Bautista

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding and Growing Fibre Plants-fibre processing: flax, nettles and blackberry with Sharon Kallis
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Salmon Egg Pigment Paint w/ Juliet McGraw
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Philosopher's Fire: Rewilding 101 w/ Peter Michael Bauer
 

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (overnight)
Hornanating (wind-instrument building) with Mr. Fire-Man (AKA David Gowman)
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cordage Fiber Plants with Tamara Wilder
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friction Fire with Bow-drill with Peter Michael Bauer

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"All Things Nettles" with Sharon Kallis & Allan Brown
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Flint Knapping with Aaron Webster
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Bow and Tell" - Bow Lay Out and Q&A with Joshua Hood-Marvin
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRADE BLANKET ONLINE

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bone Tools w/ Bradley Philips
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nalbinding- Stone Age single needle knitting with Kaitlyn Mays
 

Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild fibre blending and spinning: Demonstration and Q&A with Sharon Kallis

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fermentation vs. Refridgeration with Shayna Rose
 

 

Echoes is a program of Rewild Portland, a nonprofit organization. 

 

Saturday, July 25

Battle Ground Lions Club Annual Shred Day

Saturday, July 25 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Battle Ground Lions Club annual Shred Day, people may bring in documents they would like to have shred, can stay to watch their items shredded, or leave. Social distancing will be practiced. Event is free, however donations are always welcome.

Please remove items from binders, etc. and remove any binder clips.

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

 

Contact: [email protected]

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, July 25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

Tuesday, July 28

VIRTUAL OMSI Science Pub: Antarctica

Tuesday, July 28 6:30 am - 8:30 am
How to watch the event: Visit https://www.facebook.com/omsi.museum/live/ or join us on YouTube https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fc%2Fomsimuseum%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3jzNinOhWeDrDD7uSIils5hQEt-3Gk_zjIK8KY3lztu0DDV8TC_NdYgfQ&h=AT3ZOUZqzN_X9QwpSj-zB9RUfr7p6V27SYnp7E1xV4NPTOVyKPYrm9cXj0Oh-yb_wTAWlvmZ_Y81CSpXU3GliQjC6db0uVPECEmamo-pllDcsibx6Lj3mLOTaN-P09XO79SFIjs" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://www.youtube.com/c/omsimuseum

JULY 28, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.omsi.edu%2Fdonate%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0WlJ8YodhTG40Pc_rA55Dio17h8LW51U8dt9t0i9YG6hc9my3RZmm8TtY&h=AT1mE6317wLeB35oCfraZuJvwVcDM5nYf4I03APt3jdckUo1N8T4ID4l9BCvt9QMkuGgLZNBIYjBl_3RYM_epHTRbN4WZBeA1XjZvlTQgiIAiNILVRtyCkqk6HsXH4IsieoE0Rw" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">www.omsi.edu/donate)

Subzero Encounters: Diving Antarctica with Paul North, Founder of Meet the Ocean

The cold waters of the Southern Ocean are home to the most vibrant marine ecosystem on our planet. Meet the Ocean founder and polar expedition diver Paul North takes us on a journey through the Antarctic food web to share the unexpected invertebrates that cover the seafloor, marvel at the planktonic life that microscopically floats in the water column, and wonder at the whales and penguins that share the surface.

Questions? [email protected]

Wednesday, July 29

VIRTUAL Fall Gardening Webinar

Wednesday, July 29 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join a Metro Natural Gardening Educator for a webinar on growing fall vegetables and landscaping tasks and tips for the season!

Register in Advance.

Learn helpful tips for growing in containers, planning for fall and winter harvests, starting seeds, fertilizing and more!

Be wildlife-conscious with your fall gardening by protecting over-wintering habitat! Plan for fall planting of native trees, shrubs and perennials for enduring garden interest. Maintain a healthy lawn without toxic chemicals for your community to enjoy.

And there'll be more covered without a doubt! To help with potential info-overload I'll suggest some resources for further investigation.

The presentation portion of this webinar will run approximately 45 - 50 minutes. Afterwards, Metro staff will answer questions from the audience for up to 40 minutes.

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 29 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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Thursday, July 30

POSTPONED Repair Clark County

Thursday, July 30 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Due to health concerns, all Repair Clark County events are either postponed or modified. Please see updated information at the Columbia Springs website.

Repair Clark County is a free community event where skilled 'fixers' volunteer to lend their skills to residents who bring in their broken items for repair. The goal of the events is to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources, save money and share skills throughout the community.

Bring your clothing, small home appliances, electronics, jewelry, or tools/knives that need sharpening, and fixers will try to repair them or help you fix them! Attendees may bring one item each and must be present during the repair. If multiple items are brought, the attendee will need to re-enter the line for their additional item after one repair is completed. Attendees are encouraged to bring replacement parts (i.e. cords, zippers) specific to their broken item for fixers to use in the repair.

Experienced fixers will try to repair or mend your items and can sometimes teach you how to fix them. Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person, and do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, dirty or have a strong odor. There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more, but fixers will be available to diagnose problems and offer their best, unbiased advice. Volunteers will provide free diagnosis and repair skills, and replacement parts may be available for sale at a low cost.Visit RepairClarkCounty.org for more information.

Contact info: 

360-882-0936 X 224

[email protected]

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