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October 2015

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Sept 15
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SNACC GENERAL MEETING
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Date: Monday, November 9th @ 1:00 pm
Location: Fuel Bistro, 109 S 65th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
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Upcoming Garden Events
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master gardeners
UPCOMING MASTER GARDNER EVENTS
On the Road Tour!
Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 8:15AM to 4:30PM
Hope you can join us for this very interesting Conifer/Japanese Maple Tour presented by WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners. Follow the trail for an adventure in evergreen and maple trees and visit three specialty nurseries offering unusual plant selections. First, we will visit Conifer Kingdom in Silverton, Oregon. A mail-order retail nursery that focuses on dwarf evergreens and Japanese maples, the nursery caters to customers across the nation who appreciate unique dwarf evergreens – pine, spruce and fir selections – and superior Japanese maples. These plants may grow slowly, but they maintain year-round beauty. The next stop is Iseli wholesale, a conifer nursery stocked with rare and beautiful dwarf conifers, Japanese maples and other ornamental trees and shrubs. See their beautiful display gardens, which definitely support their website quote – “Where the beauty of nature meets the artistry of man.” Lastly, we will visit Boring Bark for shopping of Iseli’s plants since Iseli is wholesale nursery. Boring Bark also has a display garden and offers refreshments for purchase.
The tour will meet for van transportation at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is located at 9319 NE Hwy 99, Hazel Dell, Washington. Cost: $30. Lunch: On your own at Red Apple Restaurant (American/Chinese), Boring, Oregon. Online registration is required by Oct 1 at http://bpt.me/1888040. For more information contact: 360-397-6060 x5738 or Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.
WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Program – now recruiting! Do you have a passion for plants? Want to learn more about them and teach others? Master Gardener training is being offered every Wednesday beginning August 26 through November 18. Applications are now being accepted. Class topics include plant identification, fruit and vegetables, weeds, soil and compost, pest and disease management, and more. Class hours are 8:45 am to 3 pm in Vancouver and include classroom presentations, field trips and hands-on activities. Cost is $245. Computer skills are required. Upon successful completion of training, participants agree to serve 50 hours of volunteer time the first year and 35 each year thereafter, to maintain active status. Applications are available on-line at (http://ext100.wsu.edu/clark/gardening/mg/) or at the WSU Clark County Extension Office. Contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 x 5738 or Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu for more information.
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naturscaping
Plant Propagation
Julie Carlsen Master Gardener, shows us plant propagation techniques to start new plants to add to your garden or share with family and friends. Bring gloves for a hands on opportunity to divide and pot perennials in the greenhouse following the class after a short break for lunch.
10 a.m. to noon, Sat., October 17,2015 at CASEE Center, Bldg B, Room 206, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA. NatureScaping classes are free for members ($20 per year; $15 for seniors), or $15 per class for nonmembers. Register at info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com or call
360/737-1160.
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2016 Booth Reservations are being taken now!
The 25th Anniversary of Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair
Planning now for special events and showcases. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the celebration. Securing space for the HGIF requires current SNACC membership, submission of an exhibitor contract and deposit.
Membership: SNACC membership is $50 annually (Jan.-Dec.)
Contract: A completed and signed Exhibitor Contract indicating booth selections must be submitted to reserve a booth. Please include your business license AND UBI.
Deposits: Non-refundable $50 deposit PER BOOTH must accompany the Exhibitor Contract.
Booth Preferences Indicate booth number preference and/or any special request in terms of layout you may have ie. who you would prefer to be placed by (or not), etc. Request will be taken into consideration as booth selection/placement is being made.
Balances: All balances must be paid no later than thirty days prior to the show.

Questions:
Please feel free to call Sue Fox @ 360-263-8890 or email:snaccmail@specialtynursery.org
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In celebration of the 2016 Home & Garden Idea Fair's 25th Anniversary, the Specialty Nursery Association would like to feature a collection of our dedicated nursery vendors.
Select nurseries will be featured and promoted via a variety of opportunities throughout the show (i.e., short 10-15 minute gardening seminars and how-to's, small/table top garden displays, booth award and recognition's, photo opts, online and print features).
If you would like to be a featured vendor please connect with us.
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fall 2016
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Fall Garden Sale 2016
We would really like to make this happen for you!
A fall sale for SNACC members to sell their products and artists to showcase their work.
If you could please take a moment to let us know your thoughts on this event, we would greatly appreciate it.
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specialty nursery guide
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Ad space for the 2016 Specialty Nursery Guide is now available.
For information about getting placement and/or ad space/rates for this full color publication contact us today
snaccmail@specialtynursery.org
To View the Beautiful 2015 Specialty Nursery Guide Online or via Mobile Device AND/or Download a Free Full Color Copy [HERE]
Select the "READ NOW" banner on the guide to review it in full screen OR
Select the "FREE DOWNLOAD" for a pdf version to view and print from your home computer or tablet.
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FEATURED MEMBER - OCTOBER
Birds English Garden & Nursery | Ridgefield, WA
Bird’s English Garden and Nursery is proudly family-owned and operated. They have an excellent selection of ornamental trees and shrubs, fruits, flowers, and specialize in unusual and rare perennials. Also offered are bulk soil products and organic soils and fertilizers. Everything from common annuals to perennials to trees, from native plants to exotics.
Located in charming Ridgefield, Washington.
Kevin Bird, President of Bird’s English Garden & Nursery, is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture. Upon graduation, Kevin accepted the position of Head Gardener at Knowsley Park, Liverpool, a stately home linked to the British Royal family in the north of England. After managing the 2,000 acre estate for five years, Kevin and his English wife decided to move back to the Vancouver area in order to open their own nursery and in 1994, the present seven acre site was acquired by the Bird family.
This site has had a nursery on it since the 1940’s. Its longevity has made it one of the most interesting nurseries in the area. Customers are allowed to browse anywhere on the grounds and all eleven greenhouses are open to the public. To maintain consistent quality and offer customers the lowest possible prices, Bird’s grows many of their own plants on site. The nursery also offers a Landscape Design Installation Service as well as a Premium Planting Service.
Check them out on Facebook!
We would love to feature our members HERE!
Each month contributing members can be featured here in our newsletter as well as at our website, blog and on Facebook. If you would like to be featured please email us your information today!
All features are free to our members!
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Featured member information can include DEALS/SPECIALS/EVENTS/COUPONS - anything your garden delights.
Will also be promoted on our blog,
Facebook, etc.
If you are interested in featuring a special promotion or event please let us know and we will include it on this page and link it back to your site - FREE.
Coupons/Specials can be for any time period,
event, item of your choosing.
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SNACC 2015 Member Board
President / Secretary - Mary Jones of Scented Acres
mary@scentedacreslavender.com
Vice President / Treasurer - Brenda Calvert of Halfmoon Farms
halfmoonfarms@yahoo.com
Board Members At Large:
Michael Stucky of Millennium Farms
Terry & Sue Powers of Three Sisters Nursery
SNACC Business Hours
General business hours are Mon. through Fri. from 12 to 5 p.m.
You may leave a message 24 hours a day and your call will be returned between those hours. Thank you.
Office: (360) 263-8890
Email: snaccmail@specialtynursery.org
Or, by mail, PO Box 326, La Center, WA. 98629.
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