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 $15 per person. Our advanced classes are more in-depth and hands-on, and range from $40 for a session, up to $90 for an in-depth 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

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Date and Time

Description

Learn to Grow Fruit Trees Learn to Grow Fruit Trees
02/15/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
If you're thinking about planting fruit trees, but don't know where to start, this is the workshop for you. You’ll learn about the easiest varieties...
Growing Apples and Pears- Working with Larger Rootstock Trees
02/22/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Are you interested in growing apples and pears? This class will cover growing techniques and pruning methods for apple and pear trees. The techniques covered...
Advanced Apple/Pear + Stone Advanced Apple and Pear Growing, Two Part Hands-On Course
02/22/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Part 1: (Sat 2/22 1:30pm-3:30pm OR Sat 2/29 10:30am-12:30pm ) This two-part class will take you beyond theory and enhance your skills as a fruit...
Growing Small Fruits Growing Small Fruits
02/29/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Did you know that Northwest gardeners can grow an incredible variety of fruits and berries? This workshop will focus on techniques for growing small fruiting...
Learn to Grow Organic Fruit Learn to Grow Organic Fruit at Home
03/07/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
You can grow tree fruits and berries using organic practices, even in our challenging climate. Learn how to keep your trees and berry plants healthy...
Growing Apples and Pears- Working with Dwarf & Mini-dwarf Rootstock Trees
03/07/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Are you interested in growing apples and pears? This class will cover growing techniques and pruning methods for apple and pear trees. The techniques covered...
Growing Wine Grapes Growing Wine Grapes
03/14/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Center has been conducting wine grape variety trials for almost 20 years, and developing different training systems to improve grape production. We want to...
Grafting Japanese Maple Winter Propagation: Grafting
03/14/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Propagation by grafting is fun and a satisfying way to create new plants. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to propagate fruit trees and...
Growing Table Grapes Growing Table Grapes
03/21/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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...
Advanced Vegetable Class Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden
03/28/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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...
Hardwood Cuttings Winter Propagation: Hardwood Cuttings
03/28/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Propagation by hardwood cuttings may be the easiest way for the home gardener to make new plants. We’ll look at materials needed, including media, tools...
Grow a Fruiting Wall: Espalier and Beyond
04/04/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Fruiting Walls and Espalier training systems use a trellis system, and typically produce more fruit per square foot than conventionally trained fruit trees. We will...
Growing Stone Fruit Workshop Growing Stone Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Apricots & Plums
04/04/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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
04/25/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Part 1: (Sat 4/25 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...
Sustainable Landscaping Sustainable Landscaping
05/02/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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...
Winter Vegetable Garden Plant Your Winter Vegetable Garden Now!
06/13/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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....
Summer Propagation: Softwood Cuttings
06/13/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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...
Summer Care in the Vineyard Summer Care in the Vineyard
06/20/20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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...
Pollinator Garden Plant a Pollinator Garden!
06/27/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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
08/08/20, 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...
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