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5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

October 2016

Two Weekends in October 2016

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29th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2016

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 7 - 9, 2016
Friday-Sunday October 14 - 16, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 7-9 • October 14-16 • 10:00-5:00pm


October 1-2, 2016

compostingWhat to Do in the October Vegetable Garden

with Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer
Robyn Streeter, will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills. This is the final class in the 2016 series.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 1 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

sproutsIndoor Microgreens

with Farmer Dan Bravin
The veggie garden may be slowing down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables – inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with friends. Supplies with be available for cash purchase after class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 1 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

grass168Fall Lawn Care

with Paul Hastings of Portland Nursery
Come enjoy an effective and healthy approach to fertilizing your lawn in the autumn. Paul will cover both organic and conventional approaches to a healthy and vigorous lawn as the rains come back and everything re-greens.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 2 • 1:00pm
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beachterrariumMake Your Own Sunny Beach Terrarium

with Jessica Bean
Missing the warm summer weather already? Have a piece of summer in your home or workspace year round by creating your own sandy, pixie palm terrarium! They are fun and easy to make with minimal continued maintenance. They also make great gifts! This class divides the craft into basics steps which can be applied to all of your future terrarium endeavors. Fee: $15 (pay at register on day of class) Limit 15 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 2 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

October 7-9, 2016

appletasting29th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2016

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 7-9 • 10:00-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2015

Portland Nursery Elder Day at Apple Tasting

elderday280In the relative quiet between the two weekends of our annual Apple Tasting festival, the front greenhouse at Stark is transformed into a welcoming and interactive space for our elder gardeners to enjoy the afternoon, sponsored by Home Instead and Portland Nursery.

There will be activity tables where time can be spent visiting while working on pressed-flower crafts, planting crocus bulbs, getting ideas for fall patio containers. There will be a mini-apple tasting, with an assortment of familiar and unusual apple varieties to sample.

Visit our Elder Day at Apple Tasting feature page for photos from last year.

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 12 • 1:00-3:00pm

October 14-16, 2016

appletasting29th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2016

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 14-16 • 10:00-5:00pm

Willow Furniture Workshop

with Brian ‘The Twig man’ Phillips from the Willow Station
$125 material fee / item.
Brian ‘The Twig man’ Phillips from the Willow Station, will take you through a step-by-step process allowing your creative juices to flow into a work that is unique to you! Choose to build your own rustic garden bench, chair, table, fern stand or trellis. All materials supplied, bring hammer, sack lunch, and knee pads. PLEASE WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES. Pay instructor day of class. Class partners can share fee and build one piece between them. Select your item to build when registering.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 15 • 10:00 – 4:30pm
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furniture

nickgunnCider Making Workshop

with Nick Gunn, Cider-maker, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Come join Nick Gunn, Cidermaster and Co-Owner of Wandering Aengus Ciderworks for an instructional session on Cider making and Cider Apple selection. Held in conjunction with Portland Nursery's Apple Tasting event, this class will dive deep into the principals and practices of apple fermentations.

Class fee is $10.

Discussion topics include:

  • Apple Variety selection and the art of blending.
  • Pressing your own juice versus using farm pressed/store bought juice.
  • Yeast selection and other adjuncts that aid in fermentation.
  • Fermentation management.
  • Racking, Filtering, Carbonation, Bottling, and Stabilization.
  • Fundamentals of unique cider styles, i.e. French, Spanish, New England, Ice Ciders.

"Cider, Hard and Sweet" by Ben Watson will be available for sale at the class and includes follow up Cider making principals and graphics that will help the home cider maker excel at the art.

Come take part in this fast growing phenomenon and broaden your appreciation of America's original drink. We hope to see you there!

appleicon9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 16 • 11:00-1:00pm
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October 22-23, 2016

medicinal-rootsMedicinal Roots

with Gradey Proctor of Arctos School
Join Gradey from the Arctos School for this exploration of medicinal roots. Looking at plants like Echinacea, Marshmallow, burdock and other easy-care medicinals, Gradey will discuss proper identification and plant selection, cultivation, harvesting, and root dividing for medicine and propagation.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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coldframesSeason Extension For Winter Vegetables

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Cold, wet, dark, Winter presents many challenges to growing vegetables, but as gardeners we also have many tools to help us overcome these challenges! Come learn about greenhouses, cold frames, low tunnels, row covers, mulching, and other ways to extend your harvest season long into the Winter!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 22 • 1:00pm
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talkingplantTalking with Plants Series

with Renee Stoops, certified Plant Spirit Medicine Healer
Description to follow shortly.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 23 • 11:00-12:30pm
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pruningshrubBasics of Fall Pruning

with Dave Pell of Quiet Man Garden and Tree Care Bare branches and plant dormancy make fall a good time to prune a number of things in the garden, from vines and shrubs to trees. Dave will tell you about some of the things that should (and should not!) be pruned around this time, and how they should be pruned to improve structure and guide future growth.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 23 • 1:00pm
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October 29-30, 2016

chrysanthemum168Chrysanthemum Show and Sale

Annual Fall Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sat.-Sun. • October 29-30 • 9:00am - 3:00pm

2nd Annual Pumpkin Contest

pumpkineventCalling all pumpkin carvers and decorators! We're having a Pumpkin Carving Contest! Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin to our Division Street store for a chance to win prizes!

We’ll have face painting, a kids' hay maze, games and other free activities for kids and the family, as well as kids and adult category prizes!

Contest details can be found on our Pumpkin Contest Page

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 29 • store hours

bonsai-creatingBonsai is for Everyone: Intro to Pruning & Styling

with Bonsai artist Lucy Davenport
Join self taught Bonsai artist Lucy Davenport for a hands-on introduction to creating a bonsai. Bring your own or purchase a plant from Lucy or the nursery before class to work on. She will cover the basics of bonsai care, choosing a tree, and how to begin styling through lecture, slideshow, nursery tour, and hands-on work.

Lucy draws from over twenty years' experiences as a gardener in the Pacific Northwest & focuses her work on flowering shrubs and small garden trees that thrive in our climate, including specimens from Asia, Australia, and New Zealand that share similar conditions. She started Bonsai Akira, a bonsai nursery, a year ago, to promote the practice of bonsai.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 29 • 11:00-12:30pm
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naturaldyesNatural Dyes

with Courtney Brooks of Portland Nursery and Fawn Lily Farms
Every wondered which of the plants in your garden might contain a seemingly magical compound that can dye fabric? Then, this is the class for you. Join Courtney Brooks of Portland Nursery and Fawn Lily Farm to learn about some common garden plants that yield beautiful botanical dyes. Bring something white, like a t-shirt, pillow case, pair of socks, etc. $10 class fee, payable to the instructor. Limit 10 participants.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 29 • 1:00pm
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appleheadShrunken Apple Heads

with Laurel Hoyt of Portland Nursery
Try a spooky craft this Halloween: shrunken heads! We’ll provide the apples and paring knives for you to carve yourself a couple of little heads that just get better as they age; you may want to make yourself a whole row of them for your windowsill. Note that this does require using a paring knife.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 30 • 11:00am
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