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May 21

Class OSU Extension Service is offering a class on improving soil. Bring a soil sample if you like for hands-on soil testing using the the feel method. Research-based, thrifty and environmentally friendly methods of improving your garden soil. Washington County Fair Complex. Free. 6:30 p.m.

May 27

Class Jennifer Nelson of the Tualatin Water and Soil Conservation District will present a weed watchers workshop. Learn to identify class A weeds considered to be of greatest concern. Learn to identify these invaders in local natural areas and along streamside’s while driving throughout the county. 7 p.m. McMenamins Grand Lodge, Forest Grove.

June 1

Garden Tour * The Friends of Historic Forest Grove is hosting a "Art in the Garden" tour. There are seven local gardens on the tour. There will be a contest and a garden-theme quilt someone will win, as well as locally grown peonies for purchase. The Old Train Station Museum will also be open for self-guided tours. Tickets are $12 and available at the Chamber of Commerce, Urban Decanter, Corner Antiques, A Framer's Touch and at www.historicforestgrove.com. They can also be purchased the day of the event at the Old Train Station for $15. Noon to 4 p.m.

June 3

Class * An espalier and dwarf fruit tree pruning class will take place at 11 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. These trees can grow beautiful fruit in a small space, but need good placement, support structures and specific pruning to keep them productive and lovely year after year. Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit will teach the hands-on class and share all the necessary details for pruning and caring for these trees.

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