Workshops at Cloud Mountain Farm Center

At Cloud Mountain we are passionate about learning. We offer the community a variety of workshops on topics ranging from basic food gardening to advanced fruit tree care. Many of our workshops take place outside in the demonstration gardens and fields to provide real-world examples and hands-on guidance. Please come prepared for the weather; even our indoor seminar space can be on the cool side.

Most workshops are $10 per person or $8 each for 2 or more people. Our advanced classes are more in-depth and hands-on, and range from $30 for a session, up to $100 for a series. Scholarships are available upon request; no one will be turned away based on ability to pay. Please register for classes at our website or by phone at (360) 966-5859.



Upcoming Workshops

Date and Time


Growing Table Grapes Growing Table Grapes
03/24/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
For the past few years, the Center has been trialing different training systems for table grapes and we are seeing very impressive results. Join us...
Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden
04/07/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of starting your first garden? Vegetable gardening can be fun and rewarding, however it involves more than just...
Starting Plants from Seed Starting Plants from Seed
04/07/18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Starting plants from seed can really expand the diversity of your garden. From vegetable and flower starts to native and ornamental woody plants, starting from...
Espalier Fruit Growing Learn the Artful Tradition of Espalier
04/14/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Espalier is a unique training system for fruit trees that allows growers to maximize limited space while adding aesthetics to the garden. There are several...
Growing Stone Fruit Workshop Growing Stone Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Apricots & Plums
04/14/18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Growing cherries, plums, peaches and apricots can be both rewarding and challenging in our maritime climate. This workshop covers planting, growing techniques, and pruning of...
Advanced Stone Fruit Growing Advanced Stone Fruit Growing, Two Part Hands-On Course
04/21/18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Part 1: (Sat 4/21 10:30am-12:30pm) Do you still hesitate before you make a pruning cut on your plum or cherry trees? This two-part class will take...
Sustainable Landscaping Sustainable Landscaping
05/05/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Your garden can be both beautiful and productive. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to draw pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden, as well...
Goat Husbandry Goat Husbandry and Dairy for the Homestead
05/05/18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Do you love fresh milk? Do you have extra blackberries that need mowing? Attend this workshop to learn the basics of home goat dairying. You...
Tunnels and Hoops Using Tunnels and Hoop Houses for Productive Gardening
05/12/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
You can grow great tomatoes and peppers in the Pacific Northwest! Using high tunnels and hoop houses in your garden can bring you success with...
Summer Care in the Vineyard Summer Care in the Vineyard
06/09/18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
This workshop walks you through best practices for managing your vineyard in the hot summer months. The class will cover shoot positioning, summer pruning, bunch...
Winter Vegetable Garden Plant Your Winter Vegetable Garden Now!
06/16/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Who doesn’t love having fresh vegetables in the fall and winter? Here in the Northwest, it’s possible to grow and harvest vegetables almost year round....
Softwood Cuttings Summer Propagation: Softwood Cuttings
06/16/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
The skill of propagating cuttings is something every gardening enthusiast should have in their tool belt. If a few simple guidelines are followed, softwood and...
Pollinator Garden NEW! Plant a Pollinator Garden!
06/23/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Come celebrate National Pollinator Week by learning to enhance pollinator habitat in your garden. By incorporating pollinator plantings, you can help increase the pollinator and...
Chip Budding Summer Propagation: Fruit Tree Grafting by Chip Budding
08/11/18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Are you looking to expand your grafting skills? This two-hour course will introduce you to the basic principles of chip bud grafting. In addition to...
Permaculture NEW! Introduction to Permaculture
08/18/18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Permaculture is a design process with a goal of establishing productive environments that provide for the needs of humans and wildlife.  Through studying nature and...
Hard Cider Making Hard Cider
09/29/18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you overwhelmed with apples every year? Thinking about turning them into hard cider? This two-hour workshop is your chance to learn about hard cider...
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