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Tomato Pruning Workshop - July 13

Learn about how and when to prune your tomato plants at 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13. The location is provided upon registration, which is $5. Pruners can register online at bpt.me/4243514.

This class is put on by the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners Program and features hands-on training for tomato pruning and takes place entirely in a field. Dress for the weather and bring water. You will not need to bring your own tools.

Art in the Garden - July 14

Join other art and flower lovers at Art in the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 14 at NatureScaping’s Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie. The event will feature artists buying and selling art. 

There is no entrance fee. There will be music, a yarn spinning demonstration and a master composter and recycler on site to answer any and all questions. Call (360) 737-1160 for more information.

Recycling 101 - July 15

Learn the basics of what goes into your curbside cart and what doesn’t, where the recycling goes after it gets picked up and get the latest tips on the regional garbage and recycling system at Recycling 101. The workshop takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 15 at Cascade Community Park Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. More information can be found by calling (360) 487-7160 or emailing solidwaste@cityofvancouver.us.

Composting and Manure Workshop - July 16

Learn how to manage your mountain of manure with a composting and manure workshop from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver. The workshop is put on by the small acreage program and teaches about manure composting, storage, options for getting rid of manure and how to use manure as fertilizer. Registration is $10 per person and class size is limited. Register by calling (564) 397-5733. 

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing Clinic - July 18

Pressure canning is serious business and making sure your gauges read correctly is an important part of the process. Join other canners from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 Northeast 78th St., Vancouver to test your new and used pressure canning gauges. The cost for testing in $5 per gauge and canners need to bring the lid with dial gauge, rubber gasket/ring and safety plug with them. 

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