We are looking forward to being out in the community and spreading the good word of backyard food production this spring. We have been invited to participate in several community outreach events this spring and will be teaching sponsored classes (read, FREE) at two of the events. As you may have noticed our class schedule for April is very short as we have so many outreach obligations. We will be back in action in May however, and will see you at a class this summer. We look forward to seeing you at an event and putting names to faces, answering questions, and swapping garden stories, tricks, and tips with you all!
Wednesday, April 8, 3-7pm
First Presbyterian Church
4300 Main St., Vancouver, 98660
COMMUNITY GROWN-A Community Forum About Creating Successful Food Garden Programs In Clark County
For more information:
Tricia Mortell 397-8000 Ext 7211
Thursday, April 9, 6-8pm
78th Street/WSU Property Public Workshop
Gaiser Middle School Cafeteria
3000 NE 99th St., Vancouver 98665
Attend the public workshop and share your ideas for the future use of the 78th Street/WSU property. The goal of the workshop is to create a shared understanding of the uses currently being considered for the site and to recognize the community’s preferences for future uses. The public workshop will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with your neighbors, project staff, and potential user groups. If you would like to comment on the project please go to: http://www.clark.wa.gov/78wsu/contact.html
Saturday, April 18, 10am to 5pm
Free Family Earth Day Celebration
Marshall Community Center
1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver 98663
Informational booths, children’s activities, free breakfast, benefit lunch for loaves and fishes, and free classes and workshops throughout the day. UFS will be teaching basic canning materials and safety in the morning and afternoon. For more information: : www.columbian.com/earthday
Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, 9am-8pm/10am-5pm
Home and Garden Idea Fair
Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield
The garden event of the season. Plants, vendors, informational booths, kids activities, food and UFS! We will be teaching “Food Production in Small Spaces” Saturday, April 25 at 1pm. Come see us at our booth. We will have t-shirts, stickers, books, and loads of information available. For more information visit: http://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/community/hgif/
Sunday, May 3, Noon to 4pm
Urban Farm School’s One Year Anniversary Party
Toree’s Urban Farm, 1113 NE 122nd Ave. Vancouver, 98684
Join us in celebrating our one year anniversary with a plant and garden doodad sale, plant exchange (please, mark your starts), and of course there will be goodies! Rain or shine. Thank you for your continued support.
Saturday, May 9, 9am to 4pm
Camas Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Great plant and vendor event with the charm of downtown Camas. Come see us at our booth; we love to match names with faces!
Sat-Sun, June 27-28, 10am to 4pm
Recycled Arts Festival
Esther Short Park
This is a GREAT event, lots of local artists and their recycled wares, a “trashion show”, live music, and kids activities plus the vancouver farmer’s market! We are excited to participate in this event and hope to show our creative sides to you all.