May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Canning Fruits, Sauces, and Pie Fillings

Learn the basics of preserving fruits and fruit mixtures.  Discover how to can fruits with full or sugar or low sugar, how to make sauces, and pie fillings just like you buy at the store!  You will also learn how to determine if the product is safe to eat, proper storage and much more.

You may also take the entire series of 8 classes for $100.00 click here to sign up on Brown Paper Tickets and save $20.00 or pick and choose which classes you would like to take.  You may also register by calling 360-397-6060 ext 5733 or come to the WSU Extension Office/Heritage Farm.

To read more about the classes click here.

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Compost Demo Site Q and A

Compost Demo Site Q and A

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 09:00am - 12:00pm

Got questions about composting? Want to learn the best way to get your compost cooking? How do you know when your compost is finished? What type of composting bin is best? What about worm bins? Spring time is a great time to learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard debris into food for your garden. Visit a composting demonstration site open house anytime between 9 am and noon. to get answers, see demonstrations of composting techniques, and chat with Master Composter/Recyclers. The composting demonstration site is at the west end of the Wildlife Botanic Gardens at the Center for Agricultural Science and Environmental Education (CASEE) in Brush Prairie.

Have questions about backyard composting? Not sure what type of composting tumbler/bin/pile system is best for you? Come ask a composting expert!

This demonstration site displays examples of completely functional and currently in use common compost systems for the backyard composer. Examples of compost systems include: wire mesh bins, a two bin cinder block system, a three bin pallet system, Seattle composer bin, large tumbler, large scale wooden/wore system, a barrel worm bin, a Rubbermaid tote worm bin, lasagna garden beds, and a hugelkultur berm.

Volunteer experts are present at our demonstration site at CASEE to answer your questions.

To learn more about the MCR volunteer and education program, click here

Location :
CASEE Center
11104 NE 149th St
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

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Apr
20
12:30 PM12:30

Person in Charge (PIC) Training – Food Safety for Food Workers

Food Safety Training for Food Workers

PIC Training is a 4-hour workshop to help shift leaders, managers, supervisors, and owners address Food Safety Regulations.

The Washington Food Rule states that at least one designated Person inCharge (PIC) MUST be present during all hours when food is being prepared for sale and/or served to the public.

The Person in Charge must be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of food safey and disease prevetion.
  • Ensure all food workers follow the food safety regulations.
  • Know when to exclude ill food workers from working with food.
  • Know Top 8 food allergens and the facilities policies around food allerigies.

PIC training DOES NOT replace Certification as a Food Protection Manager PIC training DOES NOT replace the Washington Food & Beverage Worker’s Permit

*Food Alleriges and Food Establishments is a separate training. Please call WSU Clark County Extension for more

Details

Cost: $25.00

Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2714667

Organizer

WSU Clark County Extension

Phone: 360-397-6060 ext 5733

Email: wsufoodsafety@clark.wa.gov

Website: http://extension.wsu.edu/clark/?p=5336

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Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Vancouver Farmers Market

Our mission is to offer a diversity of fresh and local agriculture products, quality prepared foods, and original fine artisan products. By providing a public place to gather, actively grow and share as a community, we offer our market as a quality sustainable environment to learn together, from the roots up.

Join us on the corner of 6th and Esther for a good time! Fresh produce, delicious food, and fresh cut flowers are available, depending on the season selection varies. Come support local farms and businesses!  

Location :
Esther Short Park
8th Street and Columbia
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Farmers Market

Our mission is to offer a diversity of fresh and local agriculture products, quality prepared foods, and original fine artisan products. By providing a public place to gather, actively grow and share as a community, we offer our market as a quality sustainable environment to learn together, from the roots up.

Join us on the corner of 6th and Esther for a good time! Fresh produce, delicious food, and fresh cut flowers are available, depending on the season selection varies. Come support local farms and businesses!  

Location :
Esther Short Park
8th Street and Columbia
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Vancouver Farmers Market

  • 8th Street and Columbia Vancouver, WA 98660 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our mission is to offer a diversity of fresh and local agriculture products, quality prepared foods, and original fine artisan products. By providing a public place to gather, actively grow and share as a community, we offer our market as a quality sustainable environment to learn together, from the roots up.

Join us on the corner of 6th and Esther for a good time! Fresh produce, delicious food, and fresh cut flowers are available, depending on the season selection varies. Come support local farms and businesses!  

Location :
Esther Short Park
8th Street and Columbia
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Farmers Market

  • 8th Street and Columbia Vancouver, WA 98660 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our mission is to offer a diversity of fresh and local agriculture products, quality prepared foods, and original fine artisan products. By providing a public place to gather, actively grow and share as a community, we offer our market as a quality sustainable environment to learn together, from the roots up.

Join us on the corner of 6th and Esther for a good time! Fresh produce, delicious food, and fresh cut flowers are available, depending on the season selection varies. Come support local farms and businesses!  

Location :
Esther Short Park
8th Street and Columbia
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Apr
8
8:30 AM08:30

Small Acreage Expo

Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver, WA –    WSU Clark County Extension and the Clark County Public Works Clean Water Program invite the community to the twelfth annual Small Acreage Expo on Saturday, April 8 at the 78th Street Heritage Farm.

This year’s Small Acreage Expo offers a variety of topics including workshops on cultivating mushrooms, beekeeping, sustainable grazing, soil testing and organic fertilizers, rain barrels, and much more.  Participants interested in becoming certified to inspect their own gravity-fed septic system should attend the septic inspection certification workshop.  A program providing descriptions of classes as well as online registration is available at http://expo2017.brownpapertickets.com.

Throughout the day, participants can peruse education booths to meet and learn more about local organizations and agencies serving the small acreage community.

According to Amber Lefstead, Small Acreage Program Coordinator, “The small acreage community comes together at the Expo to meet one another and learn valuable tips about effectively managing their property.”  Doug Stienbarger, County Extension Director adds, “It’s a great opportunity to discover local resources and learn new practices to improve their property, which can save people money and help protect the environment.”

Pre-registration is $15 in advance, $25 for walk-ins the day of the event.  Register by Wednesday, April 5 to include a free lunch! Please call 360-397-6060 ext. 0 to get directions, or for more information about the WSU Clark County Extension’s Small Acreage Program.

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