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Portland Nursery

September 2016

September 3-4, 2016

gardeningWhat to Do in the September Vegetable Garden.

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Robyn Streeter, of Your Backyard Farmer, will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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garden168Planting Roots and Greens for a Fall Harvest

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Late Summer is the last seasonal window for planting vegetables in your garden, so don't miss out! Come learn about some great vegetables to plant in September for a Fall and Winter harvest. In this class we will get specific about arugula, spinach, lettuce, kale, chard, turnips, radishes, and more! We will discuss planting methods, proper spacing, best varieties, and how to care for your veggies.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 3 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

herbgiftsFall Care for Herb Gardens

with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess.
Join Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess for this timely workshop to learn seasonal techniques for pruning, harvesting, and preservation of the organic herb garden. Learn winter care for your herb garden. Jolie will share loads of her tips and tricks for preserving Summer's bounty of culinary herbs for the winter months.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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sheetmulchingSheet Mulching for Super Spring Beds

with Corina Reynolds of Portland Nursery
Whether you’re putting your garden beds to sleep for the season, preparing a new bed for planting in the spring, or just want to eliminate some lawn, sheet mulching (AKA lasagna gardening) is a great way to turn inexpensive materials into fabulous growing space. Corina will explain sheet mulching techniques and offer a demonstration for this no-dig method.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 4 • 1:00pm
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September 10-11, 2016

crownFlower Crowns

with Coco of Portland Nursery and Fawn Lily Farm
Come play with flowers and take home your own fabulous flower crowns! In this class, all the supplies you need to fashion one fresh floral crown and one dried floral crown will be provided. Let’s get crafty and learn about the lovely blooms of summer. Fresh crowns will feature dazzling dahlias, zinnias and sunflowers. Dried crowns will incorporate strawflower, feverfew, sage and more so you can enjoy the delights of summer all year round!

Limit 10 participants. Class Fee: $10

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 10 • 11:00am
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fruittreeFruit Tree Harvest Time

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit
It is getting to be that crucial time in your fruit tree season: harvest time! Monica will talk about how to properly harvest and store backyard fruit favorites such as apples and pears, to get the best use from your harvest. She will also discuss some of the best varieties for the Pacific Northwest – start getting warmed up for apple tasting!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 10 • 1:00pm
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garlicWork Now for Easy Spring Planting

with Marc Scheidecker
Vegetable gardening season is winding down, yet there are still some essentials to get ready for next year! Marc Scheidecker will discuss late season vegetable planting options & how to prepare your garden space for early spring plantings.

Fall is the perfect time to plant overwintering garlic, onion and shallot sets, and Marc will share his years of growing experience through managing one of Portland’s community gardens to help you succeed on your own. He will also walk you through the essential steps of preparing your beds in the fall so you can plant earlier in the spring and avoid digging and destroying your soggy spring soil. Topics will include amending, composting, prepping and protecting your beds.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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medicinalherbsMaking Herbal Salves

with Courtney Brooks of Portland Nursery
Whether it’s for aromatherapy purposes or medicinal concerns, herbs can be preserved in salves to keep the harvest of summer close throughout the year. Come learn the basics of salve making with Courtney Brooks, of Portland Nursery, and bring home your own herbal salve. We will cover three essential herbs for growing and using in your salves: lavender, calendula, and yarrow. All materials are provided including the herbs, oils, cocoa butter, beeswax, and a small container for your soothing salve.

Limit 10 participants. $5 materials fee.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 11 • 11:00am
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canningStocking the Pantry

with Erin O’Neill and Joo Ree Kim
Use seasonal bounty to fill your pantry from a combination of small batch canning and large batch canning. Learn how to create a unique canning calendar for your particular household's needs, based on what food you eat, how much of each item you eat, and when those ingredients are in season. Also learn simple solutions for keep track of the canning recipes you used, and note which recipes worked.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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sedumpotMaking a Sedum Pot

with Annie Colombo of Portland Nursery
Interested in creating an eye-catching, low-maintenance container for your outdoor space? With an astounding variety of colors and textures succulents and other sun loving ground covers are a versatile option that provide visual interest for any size or style of garden. Annie Colombo of Portland Nursery will guide you as you choose, arrange and plant your own beautiful, easy to care for perennial containers. Bring some curiosity and creativity and a well-draining container about a foot in diameter – we’ll provide potting soil, fertilizer, and tools for those who need them.

Expect to spend $15-$30 on plant materials.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 11 • 1:00pm
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September 17-18, 2016

masonbeeFall Mason Bee Care

with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Gardens
Now that you’ve given your mason bees a home, it’s time to prepare them for the coming winter. Nest maintenance and repair and evaluating the health of your bees are necessary activities for this time of year. Come learn about how to make sure your bees get through the winter safely with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Gardens.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 17 • 1:00pm
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garlicGarlic Planting – Hands On Workshop

with Marc Scheidecker
Learn from Marc Scheidecker about both hardneck, softneck garlic & shallots. You can plant your own garlic and take it home with you. Also covered in this class is how to set up a cold frame with covers that will protect your garlic from garlic rust. It is important to start as soon as the garlic gets here to give it time to develop the roots. Time to Rock an' Roll with the Rocambole!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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talkingplantTalking Plant Series: How to Have a Deeper Conversation with a Plant

with Renee Stoops, certified Plant Spirit Medicine Healer
Can we communicate with plants? Actually have a conversation? Indigenous groups around the world have depended on a deep and dynamic connection to plants for survival. In our modern times, the gifts that plants have to share for medicine, healing, and friendship are no less critical. Let's learn to hear what they have to say.

In the previous class in this series, we looked at a common language we can use to connect to a plant on a spirit level. This time, we are going to put that language into practice with exercises you can repeat on your own at home. Don't worry if you missed the previous class; we will all help each other build this conversation. We will all work with the same plant, of the instructor's choosing, so you can see firsthand both the common themes that emerge among the group and also the customized differences in what the plant wants to say to each individual. This series will be guided by Portland Nursery employee Renee Stoops, who is also a certified Plant Spirit Medicine healer.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 18 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Portland Nursery Senior Gardening Day

seniorgardening280Sponsors Home Instead and Portland Nursery team up every year to bring a variety of hands-on activities and special gardening demonstrations aimed at the elder gardeners of our community.

Tables are set up under cover surrounded by beautiful and blooming displays. Relax, visit with friends and enjoy refreshments. Pot up crocus bulbs, make lavender sachets and learn about fall container gardening

See our Senior Gardening Day page for pics of past event.

9000 SE DIVISION • Wednesday • September 21 • 1:00-3:00pm

September 24-25, 2016

raingardenRain Gardens in the City

with City of Portland Professionals
Come and learn how to properly disconnect your downspouts, build a rain garden with suitable plants, and get a discount on your water bill. Harness Portland’s famous rain to make interest in your garden. Professionals from the City of Portland will share their expertise with you.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 24 • 11:00am
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raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Gardening

with Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery (last class in the 2016 series)
Join Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather & learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it & 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, Tiffany.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 24 • 11:00am
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planningPlan Now: Plant Later

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
Winter is a perfect time to plan for changes and improvements to your garden but few people think of this until spring really blooms. But by that time contractors are already busy and you are left in the queue waiting. However if you plan now and get a jump on the season you will not only be one of the first on the installation schedule but it is possible you will get a lower bid because contractors are hungry for work in the winter months. Join Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens, to learn what to expect when you work with a professional landscape designer and contractor as well as basic design principles and professional design tips for planning your own garden.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 24 • 1:00pm
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herbsHerbs for Shifting Seasons

with Missy Rohs, The Arctos School
Community herbalist Missy Rohs will offer her insights about garden herbs that can be used to smooth the transition from the carefree days of summer to the cozier months. Medicinal plants can lift the spirits, calm anxiety, and bolster the immune system. We’ll talk about when to harvest and what preparations are best.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 24 • 1:00-2:30pm
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irisThe Many Pleasures of Irises

with Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Chad Harris of Mt Pleasant Iris and President of the Greater Portland Iris Society will talk of the different irises that can be grown here in the NW with their varied cultural needs, wet to dry, sun to shade. Hands on demonstration on dividing. A source list to the many local iris farms in the area will be available at this class.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 25 • 11:00am
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raisedbedMake Your Own Fall Interest Container

with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess.
Learn how to create a vibrant container to carry you into fall with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess. In this hands-on workshop, you will make and take home a container that features the colorful beauty of fall, seasonal favorites, annuals & perennials. Jolie will share her tips & techniques on planting and maintaining your container for maximum enjoyment. Class fee: $10 + plants you select (all other materials included). Please bring gloves and a trowel.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 25 • 11:00am
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japanesemaplePruning Japanese Maples

with Dave Pell of Quiet Man Garden and Tree Care
Japanese maples provide distinctive color and texture to Northwest gardens. A lot of thought goes into choosing the right one, but it’s important to learn how to prune them to maintain their health and appearance. Join Dave Pell of Quiet Man Garden and Tree Care to learn about how to prune your Japanese maple so that it thrives from planting to maturity.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 25 • 1:00pm
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