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5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

April 2014

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)

Weekend April 5-6, 2014

veggarden168What to Do in the April Vegetable Garden

with 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 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
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terrarium168Terrarium Building Workshop

with Angelina Ponce
Join Portland Nursery staff member and terrarium enthusiast Angelina Ponce for this hands-on workshop where you will build your own little ecosystem in a glass container! You’ll create either a lush green or mini desert scene, depending on plant availability. Angelina will walk you through step-by-step, discussing terrarium "ingredients", lighting & moisture requirements, and choosing the right plant combinations for a healthy, thriving terrarium. She will also give great tips for how to use different container styles and decorative additions to spice up your little green scene. There will be tons of plant material to choose from, enabling you to create a terrarium unique to you!

Class limited to 15 students. $30 covers all materials. Bring gloves!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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ediblenatives168Choosing and Using Edible Native Plants

with Karen & Isabel, Independence Gardens LLC
Many native edibles are easy to grow, easy to prepare, and easy to incorporate into our eating habits. We will cover a short list of some of the most accessible edible and medicinal natives during this class. Please note: Consulting an experienced herbalist before using most medicinal plants is advised.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 6 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Weekend April 12-13, 2014

chickens168Chickens 101

In this fun, informative class George Winborn, an urban chicken expert, will teach you everything you need to know to start your own urban flock. Whether you’re brooding day-old chicks, or caring for hens into their golden years, you’ll learn about what to feed them, how to house them, tips for maximizing egg yield, and even know why the terms "ruling the roost," "pecking order," and "nest egg" remain pertinent today.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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chickens168Chicken Coop Building

Learn the essentials for building any coop: what materials to use and what to avoid, as well as the guidelines to ensure your hens’ house is safe for them, accessible for you, and strong enough to keep out predators. George Winborn, an urban chicken expert and woodworker, will walk you through a series of coops he’s built over the years, including his own DIY coop kit.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 12 • 1:00-2:30pm
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vegetable160Vegetables 101

with Jolie Ann Donohue, Gardening Goddess
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience, this is the class for you! Jolie Ann Donohue 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 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggarden168Veg Gardening 102: Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

with Jolie Ann Donohue, Gardening Goddess
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 13 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend April 19-20, 2014

chrysanthemum168Chrysanthemum Show and Sale

Annual Society Chrysanthemum Show and Sale.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 19 • 9:00am - 3:00pm

 

grass168Spring Lawn Care

with Doug King, Portland Nursery Hardgoods Buyer/Manager
Learn timely tips to get your lawn in shape for the upcoming seasons. Doug will go over the seasonal needs of your lawn, the best products to use, and offer some great tips for achieving a healthy green lawn.

He’ll cover both conventional and organic methods to achieve great results.

TWO DATE OPTIONS:
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 20 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend April 26-27, 2014

mushrooms168Applicable Mycology

with Jordan Weiss
Jordan will teach you a few low-tech ways of growing mushrooms at home using companion planting strategies, hugelkulture, container gardening and mushroom composting. We will cover naturalized spawn, getting the most from your mushroom kit and a few ways to prepare your gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Workshop attendees will receive a resource guide and growing instructions. Bags of pure spawn; King Stropharia or White Elm Oyster will be available for $25 each – cash or check.

Consider familiarizing yourself with any of the following books before this workshop: ‘Mycelium Running’ ‘Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture’.

Jordan Weiss has been teaching low-tech methods of mushroom cultivation in the Pacific Northwest for seven years. He volunteers his time with the Oregon Mycological Society at the ID table and on forays. He has a fold-out guide called "32 Mushrooms of Cascadia" and a forth-coming book called "Applicable Mycology" which will be self-published in the spring and available for purchase at the workshop.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 26 • 1:00-2:30pm
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butterfly168Gardens for Attracting Beneficial Bugs, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Gardening Goddess Jolie Ann Donohue, 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 27 • 11:00-12:30pm
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container168Container Gardening

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 Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue.

Jolie 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.

$10 materials fee plus plants you choose to purchase. Class limited to 15.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 27 • 1:00-2:30pm
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