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The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Gardening and landscaping, no matter what the goal, utilizes science. The more familiar you are with some basic science, particularly biology, the more effective you will be as a gardener.

One of the very wonderful things about science is that it is fluid. It changes and evolves as scientists, their tools, and their resources improve. It is no different with horticulture and soil. We learn new things all the time. There is a truly exciting amount of new knowledge about soil in the past 10–15 years because scientists were curious, and new instruments became available to see what had not been seen previously. Scientists continually test the status quo, and that is good for everyone.

It has been said that if you have a gardening book about any of the scientific (objective) aspects of gardening (as opposed to design which subjective), you should occasionally look at the publishing date. If it is more than 10 years old, then do some research to see if there is a more current book on the topic. If you can find peer-reviewed information out of a university or their extension service, so much the better.

Science is good, and it can be fun. Smart gardeners utilize good science.

Related resources: Wildlife Management | Soil / Compost / Mulch

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