Cattle

The Small Acreage Program offers classes on establishing healthy pastures.

Guided tour of hops, rhododendrons and roses

Join other green thumbs in the area 9 – 5 p.m. on June 11 for a summertime gardening tour put on by the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program. You will see the Oregon Hop House, Portland Nursery and the Van Veen Nursery. Registration is $35 and is required by June 3. You can register online at bpt.me/4243536. Van transportation is provided from 9319 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell.

Meat Preservation Classes 

Join other jerky lovers 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 19 as the WSU Clark County Extension program teaches you the basics of pressure canning meats and how to safely make jerky. The event takes place at WSU Clark County Extension Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4071151 or by calling (564) 397-5733. 

Canning Classes

Learn the basics of the pressure canning method of preserving vegetables, beans and soups 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 12 with a class offered by the WSU Extension program at 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver. Learn how to select the right pressure canner, how to use it safely and the correct preparation and storage of canned and frozen goods. Tickets for the class are $20 and available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4071150 or by calling (564) 397-5733. 

Container Gardening Workshop 

Master gardeners will join Laura Heldreth 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground to learn how to apply garden design concepts and fill your home and patio with ornamental container gardens. Express your creativity as you build and design your own containers. All participants will design a bouquet to take home. This event is put on by the WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners program and does not require registration. For more information call (360) 397-6060 ext. 5738.

Pasture Management and Improvements 

Acreage

The Small Acreage Program offers classes on establishing healthy pastures.

The Small Acreage Program is conducting a workshop from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12  that will teach skills and techniques to establish healthy pastures, keep them greener, healthier and more productive. Gary Fredericks, WSU Extension livestock and forage specialist, will cover methods and costs for renovating pastures, grazing practices and seeding techniques. Registration is required and costs $10. To register, email or call Teresa Koper at teresa.koper@wsu.edu or (564) 397-5729. 

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