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WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: April


On Tuesdays at noon, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at, then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android from this link:

Meeting ID: 775 605 6320

Password: 12345

Phone Call: +1 253 215 8782, 775 605 6320#

For help, call Gary Fredricks at or 360-577-3014 Ext. 3. Workshops are sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.

· April 6, Noon: April Garden Tips

WSU Master Gardener Carolyn Winchell will talk about what tasks are important in your garden in April, as well as pests and plant diseases you may encounter. She will give advice on how to manage problems in the most environmentally friendly ways.

· April 7, 6 p.m .: Advanced Composting

Composting Happens! Whether you plan or don’t plan your compost pile it will happen! Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller to learn the whys, what manure does, how manure effects your compost pile, worm castings and worm tea, and how the Green Cone Digester works.

· April 13, Noon: Heroes (Good Bugs) in your Garden

WSU Master Gardener Anne Wolfe will talk about the Super Heroes in your summer garden--the good bugs that help to control the bad ones. You'll learn who they are, what they look like, and how to get them to stay.

· April 14, 6 p.m .: Rejuvenating your lawn

Would you like to have a healthier, more attractive lawn next year? WSU Extension Coordinator Gary Fredricks will explain how a few basic steps that will maintain and revive an otherwise healthy lawn.

· April 20, Noon: How to Sharpen your Tools

Do you fight with your tools when using them? WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will show you how to sharpen your tools so they work for you and with you. Learn how to give your tools the edge that will shorten work and make chores easier and more enjoyable.

· April 21, 6 p.m .: Weed Control for Home Lawn and Landscape

WSU Master Gardener and Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Jennifer Mendoza, will tell you about the best times and ways to control the most pesky weeds in your lawn and garden without using herbicides.

· April 27, Noon: Seed Saving

Do you have a favorite tomato, pepper, or other veggie that you like so well you'd like to grow it again? WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will explain about gathering and storing seeds for next year and beyond.

· April 28, 6 p.m .: Growing Vegetables, where to start!

WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will discuss what to do in your vegetable garden to plan and prepare it for planting. You will learn when to plant, how to get an early start and what it takes to maintain healthy plants to get a great harvest.


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