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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Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Categories: Green Events
Join Urban Abundance and Clark County Parks this February for some winter fruit tree pruning workshops and work parties in Curtin Springs Community Orchard! Each event will consist of a run-down on winter fruit tree pruning: how to make the best cuts to maximize overall tree health, improve fruit production, and minimize disease, followed by a couple hours of putting these skills to work restoring the 30 year old orchard with several different fruit tree varieties. All events are family friendly and free of charge to attend, though donations are gladly accepted. Tools, training, and gloves provided.
 
 
WHAT TO BRING:
-Your own pruning tools and/or gloves, if you have some you prefer
-Dress for work/weather
-Water bottle
-Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, or provide signed youth waivers for Clark
County and Urban Abundance (sign at event or request PDF by emailing lynsey@slowfoodswwa.com)
-Use a restroom beforehand! No restroom on site.
 
 
ABOUT CURTIN SPRINGS COMMUNITY ORCHARD:
Urban Abundance volunteers are preserving apple and pear trees as Clark County transforms this 33.5-acre former farm into an epic wildlife habitat! Elizabeth Swanson and her husband Julian farmed the land for decades, growing hay, raising cattle, and enjoying the diverse wildlife that inhabited the property. The land was donated to the county upon Elizabeth’s passing in 2016 with the stipulation that it be preserved for wildlife. We are thrilled about this unique opportunity to highlight the benefits of orchards as habitat!
 
ABOUT URBAN ABUNDANCE:
Urban Abundance (a program of Slow Food SW WA) has been engaging and training neighbors as stewards of Clark County's community orchards and fruit trees since 2010. We seek to build community and spread a culture of abundance by cultivating and enjoying fresh, local fruit and sharing the bounty with neighbors in need.