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Portland Nursery

February 2017

February 4-5, 2017

strawberriesSmall Fruit Series: Four Sundays in February

with Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery
The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately. Note special time for these classes.

SMALL FRUITS: STRAWBERRIES
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 5 • 11:00am

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SMALL FRUITS: BLUEBERRIES
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 12 • 11:00am

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SMALL FRUITS: RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES – BRAMBLES!
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 19 • 11:00am

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SMALL FRUITS: GRAPES
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 26 • 11:00am

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wintercarrotsWhat to Do in the February Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Join Robyn Streeter, of Your Backyard Farmer, for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of February. They will cover topics such as seeding and planting cool season crops, preparing and improving your soils, and how to be best prepared for the spring!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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seedstartingStarting Your Own Vegetable Seeds at Home

with Ian Wilson of Portland EdibleGardens
All you need is a sunny window and you can get your vegetables started at home growing your own seeds! Save money, grow rare and interesting varieties, and see your vegetables grow all the way from seed to harvest. In this class we will discuss where to purchase seeds, best soil mediums for seed starting, how to sow seeds at home, when to sow seeds, caring for your seedlings, and when and how to transplant seedlings into your garden!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • February 4 • 1:00pm
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bonsaitreeBonsai is for Everyone! Winter Care

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira (“akira” means “brilliance” or “clarity”)
Join this class to further develop yours skills by learning seasonal care of both indoor and outdoor bonsai. Although this class focuses on intermediate skills, all levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class! You will learn about root pruning, styling and wiring to gain your desired shape. 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.

Materials provided: wire and raffia, soil. Fee: $5. Class limited to 12 students.

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 • February 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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strawberriesSmall Fruit Series: Strawberries

with Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery
The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately. Note special time for these classes.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 5 • 11:00am
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compostingSoils Part 1: The Sounds of the Soil in Our Garden

with Marc Scheidecker
If we could hear the sounds down in our soil, what would we hear? Would we hear conflict and fighting, or maybe we might hear pain and suffering. Maybe we wouldn't hear anything, just silence. However, healthy, vibrant, and rich soil has been compared to a "Symphony." And, indeed, it can be. This class will focus on the main sections of soil that is teeming with life, and the right amounts of each section, the 45-5-25-25 balance. The second class will dig a little deeper into our garden soil and the incredible life down there. Come on in!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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dirtSoil Builders Series: Nutrient Cycling in the Garden

with Katie D. of Portland Nursery
Designed as a series but each session is relevant as a standalone class. Katie D. will guide the class in thinking past N-P-K- and taking a deeper look into how your garden and your plants respond to different kinds of input. We’ll also discuss reading a professional soil test and converting the measuring units on fertilizers into the correct dosage for your garden.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 5 • 1:00pm
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February 11-12, 2017

kokedamaKokedama Workshop

with Cait from Portland Nursery
Make your own kokedama with Cait, from Portland Nursery. Kokedama roughly translates from Japanese to mean “moss ball” – describing the wrapping of the plant’s root’s and soil in moss. It’s a beautiful and space-saving way to display houseplants, once artistically wrapped with string and hung from a ceiling or shelf, or set on a tray. Learn how to create one in this class and go home with tips on how to care for your new creation. $20 fee, payable at register day of class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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pruningtreeWinter Pruning and Pruning Basics

with Renee Stoops of Portland Nursery
Bare branches and plant dormancy make late winter a good time to see the underlying structure of your trees and shrubs and to fine tune shape and size by careful pruning. Renee Stoops of Portland Nursery will talk about some of the species that can safely be pruned now, but it is just as important to know what should NOT be pruned now without losing flowers or vigor. Encouraging and strengthening the soon-to-be spring growth is another reason to prune some species in the winter. The class will also cover some pruning practice basics that can be applied at any time of year.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • February 11 • 1:00pm
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medicinalherbs2Spring Tonics

with Missy Rohs, The Arctos School
Join Missy to learn about foods and herbs that support bodies during the transition from winter to spring. We'll talk about cleanses, mineral-rich infusions, and medicinal vinegars. At the end of the class, you’ll take home a jar of your own tonic spring vinegar.

Fee: $10 – pay cash or check to Missy Rohs, day of class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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blueberriesSmall Fruit Series: Blueberries

with Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery
The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately. Note special time for these classes.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 12 • 11:00am
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medicinalherbsMedicinal Plants

with Gradey Proctor of the Arctos School of Herbal Studies
Join Gradey Proctor of the Arctos School of Herbal Studies for a class on some common medicinal plants that are easily grown in Northwest gardens. In fact, some of these plants may already be living in your garden! For example, many of the plants we call weeds have a rich medicinal history. Gradey will discuss the healing properties of medicinal plants and some ways in which these garden herbs can be processed for medicine.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 12 • 1:00pm
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February 18-19, 2017

permaculturePermaculture, Placemaking and Parking Strips

with Ridhi D’Cruz of City Repair Project
Join this class for a fantastical overview of the many innovative community-initiated projects facilitated by City Repair over the last two decades through the annual 10-day urban permaculture and placemaking barnraiser, the Village Building Convergence (VBC).

From pollinator corridors to cat palaces, Ridhi D’ Cruz of City Repair Project will demonstrate the myriad ways in which their re-villaging model has transformed the feel of Portland, one parking strip at a time. Be prepared to be moved to let your creativity pour into the streets!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • February 18 • 1:00pm
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blackberriesSmall Fruit Series: Raspberries, Blackberries – Brambles!

with Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery
The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately. Note special time for these classes.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 19 • 11:00am
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veggarden168Organic Vegetable Gardening 101: Basics for Beginners

with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess.
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience or you are new to gardening in the Portland area, this is the class for you! Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess www.jolieanndonohue.com will discuss the basics of organic edible gardening including site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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croprotationOrganic Vegetable Gardening 102: Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

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

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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dirtSoil Builders Series: Building an Amendment Plan

with Katie D of Portland Nursery
Designed as a series but each session is relevant as a standalone class. Each plot is different from the next, and likely different from one side to the other. Join Katie D. in this class and learn to build a plan that develops your land into a system that works from one year to the next.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 19 • 1:00pm
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February 25-26, 2017

rosesRose Care 101

with Rich Baer, Portland Rose Society February is here and it’s time to prune your roses! Come join rose expert Rich Baer, of the Portland Rose Society, to learn the basics of growing roses. He will cover the basics of various rose species, proper pruning timing & techniques, fertilizing & watering needs, pest & disease control, and other helpful tips to keep your roses healthy, happy, and blooming!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 25 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fruittreeIntro to Fruit Trees

with Bill Wilder of Portland Nursery
Come learn about selecting good fruit trees for your needs and your garden’s design. Bill will share a wealth of information about the trees’ soil, water, light, air, pollination and fertilization needs to help you plant and care for the tree successfully.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • February 25 • 1:00pm
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grapesSmall Fruit Series: Grapes

with Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery
The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately. Note special time for these classes.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 26 • 11:00am
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bonsai-creatingBonsai Basics: Repotting Deciduous Tree

with Steve Mulvaney of Portland Nursery
Join this class to further develop your skills by learning the seasonal care of deciduous bonsai. Potting a bonsai right is an essential piece of both maintaining its health and achieving an appropriate aesthetic. Steve will give an overview of the stylistic and technical details of repotting a deciduous bonsai plant.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • February 26 • 1:00pm
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dirtSoils Part 2: Understanding Microorganisms

with Marc Scheidecker
"A Person is a Person, no Matter How Small!" For us gardeners this is absolutely true! The microorganisms in our soil need air, water, food, and freedom from being stepped on. In return, they create partnerships with our plants, helping them to produce healthy, delicious food, loaded with the nutrients we humans need. This class will help us to see what we can do to make this come about. Our microorganisms will be very, very, grateful!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 26 • 1:00-2:30pm
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