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8:00am-7:00pm Sun.-Thur.
8:00am-8:00pm Fri. & Sat.

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

April 2015

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 3-5, 2015

tulipsFriends of Oregon Symphony Tulip Sale

Annual Friends of Oregon Symphony Tulip Sale. $6 per bunch of 10 stems.

5050 SE STARK • Friday • April 3 • Store Hours

veggardenrowsWhat to do in the April Vegetable Garden

with Donna and Robyn, of Your Backyard Farmer
Join Donna and Robyn, of Your Backyard Farmer, for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of April. They will cover topics such as seeding and planting seasonal crops, what to harvest, methods of planting, combating weeds, and organic techniques for dealing with various undesirable pests that might be invading your garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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shitakemushroomMushroom Cultivation

with co-founder of MycoCascadia, Nikhilesh Desai
Learn how mushrooms grow and how you can grow them, too from local mycologist and co-founder of MycoCascadia, Nikhilesh Desai. Beginning with a brief overview of how mushrooms do what they do, the class will cover methods of oyster and shiitake mushroom cultivation for the home grower and ideas on how to incorporate these delectable fungi into delicious dishes. (Starter kits MAY BE AVAILABLE for purchase at the class for $20 each. Cash or check to the instructor.)

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 4 • 2:30-4pm
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SpringTableSwagCelebrate the Spring Equinox

with Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett
During this season of resurrection, Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett, who led our popular Winter Solstice Rituals class, will teach you about Spring Equinox traditions around the world. She’ll then help you to set your intentions for the life you wish to nurture as you build a springtime altar swag. Swag construction will be led by Portland Nursery landscape designer Terrie Burdette. Join us in welcoming Spring!

Class limited to 12 students. Please bring hand pruners, gloves and any elements you’d like to incorporate into your altar swag. $10 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • Sunday, April 5 • 11:00 – 12:30pm
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trellisGrow Up! Using Trellises in the Vegetable Garden

with Marc Scheidecker
Year-round vegetable gardener and scholar Marc Scheidecker will talk about increasing your garden square footage with the use of garden trellises. Did you know you can increase a 4X4 raised bed (16 sq. ft.) to 56 sq. ft. and to 76 sq. ft. if using a double trellis! And, wouldn't it be nice to increase the available sunlight in the same 4X4 bed by almost 700%! Learn the benefits and methods of using trellises in your vegetable raised beds.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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April 11-12, 2015

EarthDayKid’s Crafting: Earth Day

with Nels Olson, registered horticultural therapist
Nels Olson, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and Portland Nursery Employee will guide three different nature based craft activities, which will engage, educate, and entertain kids of all ages. Construct a pressed flower bookmark, paint a colorful talking stick, or design your own leaf necklace! Class is free, but you must preregister and we can only make space for 10 lucky students! Children please have an adult with you.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 11 • 3:00-4:30pm
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shitakemushroomGrow Your Own Mushrooms

with Tony McMigas,co-owner of McMigas Family Farm
Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with Tony McMigas,co-owner of McMigas Family Farm. He will share great tips and techniques for how to successfully grow many different types of mushrooms in the comfort of your own home and garden. Tony will have mushroom starter kits of Oyster mushrooms available for $20.00 each, and plug spawn of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms for growing on logs available for $20.00/ bag of approx. 120 plugs. Cash or check please. User friendly instructions included. If properly cared for, these kits can provide years of fungal fun, potentially for a lifetime!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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veggarden168Vegetable 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 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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smallspacegardenGarden 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 • Sunday • April 12 • 1:00-2:00pm
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April 18-19, 2015

chrysanthemum168Chrysanthemum Sale

Chrysanthemum Society Sale.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 18 • 9:00am - 3:00pm

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Gardening

with Tiffany Garner of Portland Nursery
Join Tiffany for the third in a monthly series of raised bed veggie garden classes. These hands-on classes will take place outside at our display veggie beds so dress for the weather. The raised bed classes are a monthly event that will cover what you need to do, when you should be doing it & the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts we will learn and grow alongside our raised beds.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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medicinalherbsCooking Seasonally with Medicinal Herbs

with Felicia Ferruzza, of Alberta Healing Arts Center and Mano Verde Herbals
A Certified Herbalist with Western and Eastern herbalism training, Felicia Ferruzza, of Alberta Healing Arts Center and Mano Verde Herbals, joins us to talk about diet therapy integrating Chinese and Western medicinal herbs with seasonal foods. She’ll discuss how to use your own backyard culinary and medicinal weeds in your delicious cooking! She will also speak about 5 element theory and how it relates to the seasons, body systems, flavors, and colors in your diet.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 18 • 1:00-2:30pm
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lettuceGet to Know Your Lettuce Varieties

with Marc Scheidecker
Many gardeners say that their lettuce is their favorite vegetable! Year-round vegetable gardener, Marc Scheidecker will discuss which varieties are sweet and which ones offer a delicious bitter contrast with the sweeter varieties. He’ll help you determine which ones to plant in early spring and fall and when to harvest them. Of course there will be a tasting!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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GoldenSpringSpring Container Design Workshop

with landscape designer, Terrie Burdette
Welcome spring with a bright, cheery container! Learn how to put together a container with long-lasting color display in this hands-on workshop led by landscape designer, Terrie Burdette. Terrie will cover the basics of container design, offer planting and maintenance tips, and guide you in your own creation of a 10” planter for sun or shade. Please bring gloves and a trowel.

Class Fee: $10 materials fee plus cost of plants you choose. Class limited to 15 students – register now!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 19 • 3:00-4:30pm
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April 25-26, 2015

veggiesPlanning & Planting for Year-Round Harvests

with Tim Lanfri, of Community Garden Creators
If you are interested in harvesting fresh vegetables every month of the year, this class is for you! Join Tim Lanfri, of Community Garden Creators, to learn great planning and planting techniques for growing food year round! Tim will discuss making a planting plan, timing your plantings, succession planting, and how to maximize your harvest without a greenhouse.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 25 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggarden168Vegetable 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 Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue 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 26 • 11:00 – 12:30pm
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9000 SE Division
Sunday • April 26 • 12:00-2:00pm

We're honored to sponsor the Log House Plants introduction of the Grow Haiti plant collection. The collection celebrates Haitian plants, food, history, and culture. A portion of the plant sales are contributed to the Lambi Fund of Haiti, which supports grassroots sustainable development in Haiti.

The Meet and Greet includes Stephen Reichard, Deputy Director of the Lambi Fund, Sophie Hawkins, Digital Outreach Manager along with Myrtle Von Damitz from Log House presenting the Grow Haiti plants as delicious food ingredients, the challenges of Haiti and to share the successes of the Lambi Fund.

A sampling of Grow Haiti plants will be presented with the full selection available for sale at both our stores in May (watch for the arrival announcement).

You can see all of the Grow Haiti plants here on the Log House Plants Website.

lavender168Natural Perfume & Essential Oil Distillation

with Jessica Ring of Ring Botanicals
Join Jessica Ring of Ring Botanicals as she creates a natural Northwest Spring perfume with her distillations of native and local herbs, flowers, and trees. Don’t miss this chance to purchase synthetic-free botanical perfumes and local essential oils!

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