Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
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The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. These are held at 7:00 PM at the CASEE Center, Bldg B, Room 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA. A volunteer appreciation picnic is held in July. Meetings are free to the public and members, and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.


September 1st Program:

MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
7:00 PM
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA

Alternatives: Reducing Pesticides 
in the Home Landscape 
with Cindy Withrow, Master Gardener

Pesticide use affects human health, the environment and non-target organisms. Cindy will talk on the definition and garden uses of pesticides, how incorporating Integrated Pest Management strategies can reduce their use, concluding with examples of IPM in action.

Cindy’s interest in gardening began in 2005 while living in Ponca City, Oklahoma. “We bought a house with a huge yard. I felt totally overwhelmed at the prospect of how to care for it,” stated Cindy. Fortunately, the house also came with a neighbor who loved gardening and imparting his knowledge. In 2009, he nudged her into becoming an Oklahoma State Master Gardener. “He once told me, you don’t undertake the Master Gardener training because you are a master at gardening, but because you want to become one.” Cindy and her husband moved to Clark County in 2012, where she was able to get into that year’s Master Gardener training class. “This time, I bought a house with a much smaller yard.”

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Watch for more information on future meetings:

August: NO MEETING

September 1st: 
Alternatives: Reducing Pesticides in the Home Landscape with Cindy Winthrow

October 6th: 
The OTHER Beneficial Insects with Glen Andresen

November 3rd: 
Clay Pot Irrigation (Watering with Ollas) with Luisa Simone

December 1st: TBD

WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is planning and hosting the 2015 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference right here in downtown Vancouver WA. Watch for details on their Facebook page and web page, or email MG2015Vancouver@gmail.com with questions.

Registration is now open at www.regonline.com/MG2015Vancouver