Camas-Washougal Garden Club plant sale is May 14

Proceeds support educator grants

The Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal’s annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the basement at Camas United Methodist Church, 706 N.E. 14th Ave.

It will offer perennials, grasses, ornamental trees, sedums and vegetable starts. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be raffle prizes including planters and flower baskets.

Proceeds from the event support grants distributed to Camas and Washougal school district teachers and staff for projects involving gardening, horticulture, agronomy, entomology, environmental sciences, life sciences and earth sciences.

The most recent cycle included grants awarded to Gayle Cooper, Skyridge Middle School teacher, for a native plant garden; Sarah Logan, Dorothy Fox Elementary librarian to purchase a collection of gardening books; Julie Della Valle, Grass Valley Elementary teacher, to support the planting of an outdoor classroom lawn so children can observe and learn about insects and plants; and Lisa Young, early childhood development coordinator for the Washougal district, to provide raised garden beds with individual plots for 3- to 5-year-olds.

The non-profit garden club was established more than 60 years ago. Membership meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from August through May (except December) at 1 p.m., at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave.

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