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9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

April 2016

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out an April class list for Division

(Grey box around class indicates it is at our 9000 SE Division Location)

April 2-3, 2016

veggardenrowsWhat to Do in the April Vegetable Garden

with Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly to talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Your backyard farmers will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills and draw from their education and collective years of hands-on experience.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 2 • 11:00-12:30pm
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trellisvegIncrease Your Harvest By Growing Up

with Marc Scheidecker
Would you like to grow more Favas, Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers and More? Marc Scheidecker, a full-time vegetable gardener, student of gardening, and one of the Garden Managers for Portland's Community Gardens Program will inspire you to grow vegetables on trellises which has the benefit of freeing up garden space for veggies like carrots, radishes, lettuce, etc. And, trellises can add protection from soil borne pathogens and pests.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 2 • 1:00-2:30pm
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veggiesVegetable Gardening 101

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience, this is the class for you! Jolie will discuss the basics of site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her years of experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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covercropsVegetable Gardening 102: Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
Take your vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great class for gardeners with a few years under their belt now wanting to dig deeper! Join Jolie and learn the benefits of practicing crop rotation and companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. Drawing from a decade of gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations and methods for interplanting, and strategize about how to rotate crops in urban garden plots.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 3 • 1:00-2:30pm
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April 9-10, 2016

gardeningGarden Remodeling

with Garden Designer Paul Taylor, OCNP
Has Spring shed light on your overgrown garden? Do you need help deciding which plants to move and what to do with the keepers? Award winning garden designer Paul Taylor, OCNP will talk about how he examines client’s gardens. He’ll discuss tips for how to determine what is working and how to edit your own garden for a lower maintenance space with year-round interest. You’ll go home more confident to get the shovel out to remove or perhaps just add the right plant or two to round out your garden scene!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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lettuceSuccession Planting = Successful Vegetable Gardens

with Marc Scheidecker
Do you want fresh vegetables year round, even if your garden is small? Of course you do! Marc brings us lessons on one of the fundamental techniques of gardening, called succession planting – the efficient use of space and timing. Interestingly, the words “succession” and “success” are closely related! So, come on in and learn about it! We’ll use worksheets to illustrate the concepts.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 10 • 1:00-2:30pm
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April 16-17, 2016

seedbombFun & Friendly Seed Bombs

with Hilary Spray, Joyful Floral PDX
Help spread world peace with fun and friendly seed bombs! Seed bombs make great gifts and helps encourage children to get out into the garden In this family friendly class, you will create your own custom seed blend, mix it with just the right soil to create a seed bomb or two to take home with you. Create world peas one seed bomb at a time! Fee: $15. Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 16th 1 • 1:00-2:30pm
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butterfly168Gardens for Bees, Butterflies, and Beneficial Bugs

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
Jolie shares her experience in attracting these beautiful and beneficial winged creatures to the garden and offers plant ideas and gardening techniques to help your garden buzz to life. Get ideas for what to plant for a long season of blooms sure to bring joy to you and the beneficial insects around you! Jolie draws from her skills as an Organic Gardening Consultant to offer advice on how to keep your pollinator attracting plants healthy and blooming and why you should draw them into your garden in the first place.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Day Long Event: Dig Into Spring - Edible Gardening Event
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 10:00am – 3:00pm.

 

Local organizations will be on hand to offer resources to help you grow your own edibles.
Sign up for a free workshop! Get advice on your raised beds & homegrown fruits! Get growing!

All workshop are free and last 45 minutes. All classes shown below.

veggarden168Preparing and Planting your Spring Vegetable Garden

with Ian Wilson, owner of Portland Edible Gardens
Come learn about how to kick off the growing season! This class will cover when and how to amend and till your garden soil, good choices for compost and organic fertilizers, and what vegetables to plant in this seasonal window from both seeds and starts. Come with questions and enthusiasm, and leave with the confidence to plant an edible garden!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 10-10:45am
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raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

with Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery
Join Tiffany in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather and learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it and the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts you will learn and grow alongside our fabulous vegetable gardener.

Every fourth Saturday of the month at 11:00am

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 11:00-11:45am
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pestsHolistic Pest and Disease Care for the Home Orchard

with Jessie Spain, Tree & Ladder
Jessie discusses holistic and organic pest and disease care for your home orchard. Topics include resistant varieties, organic fungicides impact on bees and aquatic life, which sprays to use and when to use them, how to make non-toxic sprays at home, how to limit and manage fruit pests, and most importantly how to holistically manage your home orchard year-round.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 12-12:45pm
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seedsHands On Outdoor Seed Starting

with Ian Wilson, owner of Portland Edible Gardens
Come learn about the joys and benefits of growing vegetables from seeds planted straight into your garden! This hands-on class will cover where to source your seeds, which vegetables grow best from seeds, when and how to plant and care for your seeds, and much more! Save money, increase plant health, and witness the wonders of veggies grown from seeds!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 1-1:45pm
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vegbountyHow to Reuse & Grow Veggies from Kitchen Scraps

with Hilary Spray, Joyful Floral PDX
Want to learn new ways to grow your own food? Want to get the kids into growing their own produce? This fun and informative class is geared towards kids and adults of all ages!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 23 • 2-2:45pm
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April 23-24, 2016

pineSeasons of a Pine: Grooming & Training Japanese Garden Style Pines

with Tom Dufala, Bentwood Tree Farm
This class will focus primarily on pine tree "candling". Learn how to control and direct the flush of spring shoot ("candle") growth to maintain cloud forms and tree style. We'll also continue the discussion of aesthetic pruning and tree styles along with general pine tree culture and maintenance.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 24 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fermentedFermented Vegetables 101

with Heidi Nestler
Fermentation is magical on so many levels! But why are traditionally fermented foods good for us? The process itself increases vitamins in the foods being fermented, adds enzymes and helps aid digestion. Some ferments use a starter culture, but in this class we will focus on the simplest method of lacto-fermentation using just salt and vegetables. Learn about safety and troubleshooting.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 24 • 1:00-2:00pm
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April 30-May 1, 2016

bonsai-creatingBonsai is for Everyone! Introduction to Styling & Wiring

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira (“akira” means “brilliance” or “clarity”)
All levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class covering pruning, styling and wiring of both indoor & outdoor Bonsai. Lucy introduces these techniques using a combination of lecture, slideshow and demonstration! Students are welcome to bring their own plant, tools and gloves. You can also purchase bonsai from the nursery or from Lucy during the class. We will focus on preparing a plant from pruning, styling, and wiring, including candling, needle plucking and leaf reduction to increase ramification on the plant. Materials provided: wire and raffia, soil.

Fee: $5.

Lucy is a lifelong gardener and self-taught bonsai artist with a focus on plants that thrive in our climate, including native species, and plants from China, Japan, Korea and Australia. She has recently acquired a collection of conifers in addition to the deciduous shrubs and small trees already in her repertoire.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 30 • 11:00-12:30pm
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