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July News from Clark County Green Neighbors

July News from Clark County Green Neighbors

July 2024 ‍

Hello , 

 

We hope you are staying cool during the heat this summer! June was a busy month around our community, so we wanted to reach out to share some insights from a few of the larger events that Green Neighbors was a part of last month - and keep you up to date on what is just around the corner!

 

Best wishes,

 

Green Neighbors

 


Thank You for Joining Us for the 2024 Natural Garden Tour Presented by Clark County Green Neighbors!

The 2024 Clark County Natural Garden Tour was a hit! We want to thank all of this year's Garden Hosts, as well as, the many community partners, Americorps members and volunteers that helped make the tour happen. This year, the Natural Garden Tour saw over 2200 visits from people that were able to learn first-hand from local gardeners who use natural techniques to avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Visitors were also able to explore other elements of gardening including: creative reuse, art in gardens, use of native species, composting, water conservation,  and more!

                           

 

We hope you were able to join us at the 2024  Environmental Film Series this year! In total, nearly 450 attendees were able to watch the free film screenings while enjoying some tasty pizza provided by the Watershed Alliance of SW Washington! The films this year highlighted captivating environmental topics that inspired attendees to think about -and take action on- issues like soil health, water quality, ocean conservation, extractive industrial practices, environmental justice, and more.       

                     

Green Neighbors in the News!

In case you missed it, Green Neighbors was in the news several times last month and we wanted to share it with you! In addition to coordinating the Natural Garden Tour last month, Clark County partnered with the Washington Department of Ecology on the Secure Your Load for Safer Roads campaign. The campaign is designed to help reduce the number of unsecured loads on the road - as well as the crashes and roadside litter associated with them. Click the links below to read the articles and watch the interviews!

Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners for a work party at the beautiful, natural demonstration gardens at Pacific Community Park. Tuesdays from 9am to noon all summer long!

 

Activities include installing new plants, pruning, deadheading, weeding and other projects to beautify this special garden. The park is located at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Enter from NE 172nd. Dress for the weather and bring water. All tools are provided.


 

Composting Field Instruction includes:

  • Weed identification
  • Types of composting systems
  • How to build a hot compost pile
  • How to turn a compost pile
  • How to use compost
  • How to make a lasagna garden

Please be sure to dress for the weather (wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and sturdy work boots), bring garden gloves, snacks/water.

 

Summer Field Training Dates:

August 7, September 4, & September 21

 

Art in the Garden

Stroll around beautiful gardens and enjoy nature with a sprinkling of art intertwined! Artists will be displaying and selling their creations at the Art in the Garden...


Date/Time: Sunday July 14, 2024            10:00 am-4:00 pm

Garlic Growing Workshop- July 17

Who doesn't love cooking with garlic?! If you're a gardener and you're not already growing it - why not? Garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetables...


Date/Time: Wednesday,  July 17, 2024      9:00 am-11:00 am

Beach Cleanup at Marine Park

Join the Water Center to pick up litter from the beaches around Marine Park and prevent litter from entering the Columbia River. All tools will be provided. Expect to...

Date/Time: Saturday, July 27, 2024           8:00 am-10:00 am