Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
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, and The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.
May 5th Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
What To Use On Your Organic Garden
with Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, OMRI
Lindsey will present resources to identify and source agricultural inputs that are compliant with the National Organic Standards. She will include an explanation of how these standards were established, and how to keep track of ongoing changes. And she will also describe the OMRI verification process and how to look out for suspect ingredients, and will explain where to learn more about allowed materials.
Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador holds a B.S. from Oregon State University in Natural Resource Management and an M.S. from University of Florida in Geography. She has over 10 years of work experience on both conventional and organic farms in Oregon. Her graduate research thesis examined market conditions that contribute to small organic farm success. Through this research she became familiar with organic standards and issues facing organic farmers. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a forest technician and GIS technician. She has lived and worked in Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish. She has been with OMRI since 2009.
OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) is a nonprofit organization that is accredited under the ISO-65 international accreditation program to review input products for organic use. The OMRI review process determines which input products, such as pest control products, livestock feeds and processing ingredients and aids, may be used in organic production. Although these products cannot become certified organic, they must meet certain criteria in order to be allowed in organic production. OMRI lists compliant products in the OMRI Products List, with searches and downloads available for free on the OMRI website. OMRI Listed products are also authorized to display the OMRI Listed Seal on labels and in product advertising.
Meetings are FREE to the public and members. No registration required.
Watch for more information on future meetings:
June 2nd - Missoula Floods and The Geologic Processes That Formed Your Soil with Charlene Montierth
July 7th - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 6:00 PM
August - NO MEETING
September 1st -
October 6th - Creating Healthy Soils with Luisa DePaiva
November 3rd -
December 1st -
MGF Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
Time to plant... Come and pick out your flower and veggie starts.
Trees, shrubs, berries and perennials too.
Sale will be held Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th
at the 78th Street Heritage Farm Greenhouse
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