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. The meetings 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.

MGF Monthly Educational Meeting 
June 6, 7:00 PM
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/211, 
11110 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
Ecological Restoration
with Chad Stemm, 

Chad will cover the basics of restoring native plant communities. Site preparation, plant selection, planting and maintenance, and using native plants in the landscape will be discussed.

Chad Stemm has spent 20 years in horticultural fields - nursery growing, landscaping, habitat restoration, invasive species management, organic vegetable production, farmers markets, CSA operation. For 15 years he has worked for Sound Native Plants - managing their operation in the Portland / Vancouver area. He works in green storm water infrastructure planting and maintenance, wetland mitigation, riparian restoration and enhancement, upland plant community enhancement, invasive species survey and control, rain garden design and installation, and native landscape design and installation.  

Chad is passionate about plants and their role in our ecosystems, communities and lives. His interests are focused on re-creating local, diverse, organic food production for the long-term health and sustainability of our communities and ourselves. 
The GARDEN NEWSLETTERS
​UPCOMING Events:

​No educational meetings July-August

​June 24, 2017: The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will hold its 64th Annual Rose Show, "Rainbow of Roses," (see description at the bottom of this page)

July 26:  Master Gardener Volunteer Appreciation picnic

Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State (MGFWS) news:

February, 2017 Seeds for Thought
Click here to see flyers for events sponsored by other Washington County Master Gardener Foundations
Gorgeous quilted wall hanging with a garden theme is the raffle quilt this year. The quilt has tons of embellishments that will delight all viewers. Master Gardener Linda Mae Dennis made this lovely quilt, which is 50" W x 40" L, and donated it to the Master Gardener Foundation to raise funds for our horticultural funding and grants. Tickets are only $1 and the drawing will be held in July. 

June 24, 2017: The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will hold its 64th Annual Rose Show, "Rainbow of Roses," 

This event, free and open to the public, is the largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest--hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras--will be on display along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures. Highlights include guided tours of the rose varieties from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a rose care workshop at 2 p.m., and trophies and Queen of Show will be awarded at 3 p.m. Doors open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with entries from all rose growers (newcomers welcomed!) accepted from 7:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The show will be held in the Multipurpose Room (off the sanctuary) at the Vancouver Church (First Church of God), 3300 NE 78th Street in Vancouver, Washington 98665. Contact Margaret Snitzler, 360-695-0456; or Louis Rossetto, 360-573-8033.