Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., the Cowlitz County WSU Master Gardeners present free weekly programs online. It is not necessary to register for events, but a Zoom account is required.
Those interested in participating by computer can go online at wsu.Zoom.us/j/7756056320 and use meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345.
To reach you by phone, call 253-215-8782 and enter 7756056320, followed by the pound sign.
For assistance, contact Gary Fredricks at [email protected] or 360-577-3014, ext. 3.
The workshops are sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.
Mole control at 6 p.m. on September 8
Many homeowners experience the frustration of seeing a beautiful lawn ruined by moles. WSU Master Gardener Bryan Iverson will talk about the most effective techniques for getting rid of moles with a focus on what works and which products don’t.
Planting in shaded areas at noon on September 14
Trees are a valuable part of any property, but can create problems for the plants that live under them. WSU Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura will discuss the challenges for plants under trees. She will discuss selecting plants that prefer shade, watering care, and tips to help your plants thrive.
Extend your gardening season to 6 p.m. on September 15
WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will talk about extending the growing season until fall. Fuller will discuss extending your gardening season, cover crops, and winter gardening. Participants can learn how to continue growing vegetables throughout the fall.
How to successfully compost at noon on September 21
WSU Master Gardener Brian Schlaefli will teach you how to effectively compost food waste and garden materials. Learn the different ways of composting and the benefits of each method that can bring great benefits to your garden.
The Spider Truth and Myths at 6 p.m. on September 22
Want to know more about the spiders that live in our area? WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will tell you about spiders here in the Pacific Northwest, dispel many long-held myths (including the great Hobo spider myth), and explain how to make your home less welcoming to them. .
How to organize a successful meeting at noon on September 28
WSU Extension Officer Gary Fredricks will give you advice on how to organize an effective and efficient meeting. Learn tips for preparing before the meeting to avoid difficulties, methods for avoiding possible problems encountered during the meeting, techniques for reducing meeting time, and how to avoid and manage conflict.
Sleep in your garden at 6 p.m. on September 29
Get a head start on next year’s garden. WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will share the steps to put your garden to bed this fall. Learn effective tips to reduce labor next year and ensure successful harvests next year.
The Clark County Master Gardener Foundation will present “Restoring Sensitive Habitats in Clark County” at 7pm on September 14th. The Zoom online meeting is free.
Register in advance online at wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdOmtzgrHNFgchhraJ6cGUl0bvcY3Co4.
Carlo Abbruzzese will provide background information on the State-wide Natural Areas program of the Department of Natural Resources. Abbruzzese will also discuss the preservation and restoration of Quercus haryana, or Oregon White Oak Forest, and the Willamette Valley Wetland Prairie in two Clark County natural areas.
The conference will describe some of the rare plant and animal species protected at the two sites, as well as the successes and failures of attempts to restore sensitive habitats.
In the Washougal Oaks Natural Area, Douglas firs have been thinned around Oregon white oaks to prevent overflow and possibly oak death. In the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area, wet grassland is restored using prescribed burns, non-native grass control, and seeding and planting of native grassland plants.
Abruzzese is the Natural Resources Manager for the Cascade Pacific region of the Department of Natural Resources.