Workshops and Events 2018-06-04T18:32:32+00:00

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Workshop: Intro to Urban Foraging

When: Saturday, June 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Columbia Springs Swift Classroom, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683

There is a $10/person fee for this class. Pre-registration is required through Columbia Springs Website: Sign-up Here! 

Did you know edible plants grow ubiquitously in our urban areas? Some are the common ornamental plants we grow in our gardens, and some are the weeds we cannot get rid of fast enough. This workshop will teach how to safely identify and prepare these urban edible plants and ultimately improve access to nutritious foods.

This workshop includes an introduction to the practice of urban foraging, safety considerations, and an overview of how to prepare some common urban edibles. We will also go on a guided walk around the site. This walk provides a special opportunity to interact and study the characteristics of common edible plants found in Clark County and beyond. This fun and informative workshop will have its guests looking at their backyards in a whole new light.

WORKSHOPWildlife Gardening


Wildlife Gardening

When: Wed, June 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Gail’s Learning Center, 15525 NE Caples Rd, Brush Prairie, WA 98606

$25 per person. Pre-registration is required. Register HERE.

A well designed landscape can be more than beautiful. Turn even the smallest yard into a habitat for wildlife. In this workshop, we will learn design strategies to sustainably attract creatures of all sizes. We’ll share creative ways to develop habitat, water features, food sources, and more. Learn all about Pacific Northwest native plants, local food chains, and the positive impact your backyard can have.

Register Today!

WORKSHOP: Introduction to Perennial Agriculture


Introduction to Perennial Agriculture

When: Sun, June 10th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: Gail’s Learning Center, 15525 NE Caples Rd, Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Registration is Closed.

More food, less maintenance? It sounds like a vegetable gardener’s fantasy, but unique species of perennial edibles, planted effectively, can make this dream come true. Trees with edible leaves? Salad greens that regrow each year on their own, sometimes even in the snow? Join us to learn a new way to vegetable garden, the basics of planting a “food forest,” edible perennial plant species that grow well in our area, and how this new agricultural movement may even save the world.