Workshops and Events2019-03-08T22:05:02+00:00

Three Upcoming Workshops and Events!

Kids Seed Bomb Workshop
Hands-on, educational gardening fun!
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Washougal Library, 1661 C Street, Washougal, WA 98671, SEE MAP: Google Maps
FREE! Learn more here

Get your hands dirty, learn something new, and make the world a better place with “Seed Bombs.”

“Master Gardener Eve Hanlin will guide in making your own soil and clay “Seed Bombs” that can be taken home and tossed into any wild space that could benefit from the beauty of wildflowers. Use seeds that will grow into butterfly attracting plants, edible flowers, native plants, and more!”
Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using their Accommodation Request Form up to 15 days prior to the event.
Seed Bomb Workshop: Learn more here

Dahlia Growing and Dividing Workshop 

Learn everything you need to know to grow and care for beautiful dahlias!
When: Saturday, April 13th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Gail’s Learning Center, 15525 NE Caples Rd, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 SEE MAP: Google Maps

There is a $25 per-person fee for this class.
Limited seats available. Register today to reserve your spot!

Learn to grow DAHLIAS! Whether you want to grow them in a beautiful backyard flower patch or as a cut flower farm, this workshop is for you. We’ll learn the basics of:

  • Dahlia Bloom Types, Breeds and Varieties
  • Soil preparation/Fertility
  • Planting
  • Irrigation
  • Pest/Disease Management
  • Bud Pruning/Summer Maintenance
  • Flower Arranging
  • Bouquet Care
  • Selling Cut Flowers
  • Winter Care/Digging
  • Dividing
  • Tuber Storage

During this workshop, you we will also learn dahlia tuber dividing, hands-on! Properly dividng tubers takes technique and an ability to identify “eyes.” The best way to learn to do this is by practicing. Bring a pair of pruners along. Other tools and materials will be provided.

Dahlia Workshop: Register Here

Growing Food for Almost Free Workshop 

An introduction to edible gardening for the creative cheapskate.
When: Saturday, April 27th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Gail’s Learning Center, 15525 NE Caples Rd, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 SEE MAP: Google Maps

There is a $25 per-person fee for this class.
Limited seats available. Register today to reserve your spot!

Growing your own food does not require taking out a loan! Nor does it start at the garden center. There are many clever and creative ways to go about growing your own food, and Clark County is filled with resources to help you get started on a budget. This class provides a three-hour introduction to the basics of edible gardening, including time and money saving tricks.

We will learn the basics of:

  • Edible gardening in the Pacific Northwest
  • Garden design and location selection
  • Soil and soil preparation
  • Irrigation
  • Fencing
  • Lasagna gardening
  • Hugelkultur
  • Plant spacing
  • Vertical gardening
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Pest and disease management
  • Harvesting
  • Crop rotation
  • Season extension
  • Companion planting/interplanting
  • Container gardening
  • Succession planting
  • Cover cropping
  • Composting
  • Herbs, Fruit, Edible flowers
  • …and more!

Take home plants that you will start from seed, handouts and the confidence to begin growing your own food this spring!

Growing Food Workshop: Register Here

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Eve Hanlin is a dahlia farmer, landscape designer, college student, WSU Master Gardener, and plant nerd from Battle Ground, WA. She started teaching gardening and related workshops all over Clark County three years ago. Her mission is to share a passion for the natural world, and help others acheive their gardening & sustainability goals. Learn more about Eve here.