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Portland Nursery

February 2017

Come back for classes in 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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