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9:00am-7:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

January 2016

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

January is Indoor Gardening Month.

Our Annual Houseplant and Pottery Sale happens Jan 14-27th

January 2-3, 2016

veggarden168What to Do in the January Vegetable Garden

with Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly to talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills and draw from their education and collective years of hands-on experience.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 2 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggiesPlanning for a Year-Round Harvest

with Rachel Freifelder of Handmade Gardens / Living City
Want to have garden-fresh produce year-round, with less work than you think? Want to build healthy soil and prevent common garden problems, year after year? Want to keep your water bills down? Rachel will show you how. You'll learn how to make the most of your garden space, when to plant your favorite vegetables, and how to keep good records that will help you rotate crops and "grow it better next year". Rachel is a garden educator, designer and activist with over 20 years of experience, and grows all her own produce on her mini-farm in NE Portland. To get the most out of this class, bring a list of the 5 vegetables you most want to grow. And spend some time in your garden!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 2 • 1:00pm
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wormfarmLet the Worms Do the Work: Vermiculture 101

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost with help of worms! Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery will talk about various styles of worm bins, necessary materials to make your worm friends happy, the benefits of worm castings, and the incredible work that worms do.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 3 • 1:00-2:30pm
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sproutsSprouts and Microgreens

with Farmer Dan Bravin
The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables - inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing sprouts and microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with your indoor animal friends.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 3 • 1:00pm
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January 9-10, 2016

herbsIndoor Herb Gardening

with Erin and Eloyce of Garden Delights
Join the Garden Delights Gals, Erin and Eloyce, to learn how to grow herbs indoors for year round use and enjoyment. Types of containers, soil mixes, light, watering, and starting with seeds vs. cuttings will be covered. Tips, tricks and techniques will be shared to help you get your windowsill herb garden going this winter and many winters to come!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 9 • 11:00-12:30pm
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mossterrariumMoss Terrariums

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
Mosses! How are they different from other plants and why are they important? Come learn about mosses and other bryophytes, their biology, role in horticulture, ecological importance, ethical collecting methods, and why they make great terrarium plants. We will also make some of the lowest-maintenance terrariums possible, in celebration of these diminutive botanical treasures. Bring your own glass container (ranging from a quart canning jar to an 8" fishbowl) or purchase one here. $5 fee for materials. Limit 10 participants.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 9 • 1:00pm
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fairygardenFairy Gardens for Children and Adults

with Alice
Creating a miniature world fit for a fairy or two is a great way to get in touch with your creative, playful side. Alice will lead the group in this hands-on class and help you design, accessorize, and learn how to properly care for your enchanting world. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring items from their home or outdoors to incorporate into their fairy’s garden. $30 materials fee. Class limited to 15 students. Bring gloves.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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seedstartingEarly Spring Seed Starting Indoors & Out

with Corina Reynolds Stearns, Community Outreach Coordinator for Portland Nursery
Get an early jump on producing food from your backyard garden and save money by raising your own vegetable transplants! Corina will share tips and techniques for starting your garden from seed, raising your own transplants for early spring plantings and much more!e!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 10 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbsIndoor Herb Gardening

with Laura Altvater of Portland Nursery
Don't have much room outside? Dream of having fresh herbs at your fingertips in the kitchen year-round? This class will highlight which culinary herbs are easiest indoors and what supplies you will need to be successful.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 10 • 1:00pm
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terrariumKids Gardening Series: Terrariums

with Allice Phillips of Portland Nursery
Build a miniature world as you learn about houseplants and the science behind terrariums. Soil, plants, and containers will be provided. Bring small items from home to decorate your terrarium. $10 materials fee. Class is limited to 15 kids, and please be sure and bring an adult with you.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 10 • 1:00-2:30pm
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January 14-27, 2016 • ANNUAL HOUSEPLANT & POTTERY SALE

houseplant280Houseplant and Pottery Sale

 

30% off Houseplants, Indoor Bonsai,
Orchids, Cactus

30% off Decorative Pots

Free pot up with purchase of a plant and pot.

Both Locations • January 14-27 • Store Hours

January 16-17, 2016

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orchidTop 10 Orchid Myths

with Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society
There's lots of tips out there about growing orchids. Some are true and some are false. This talk will debunk some misperceptions about these beautiful plants and give you the bottom line on how to select, grow, and bloom the easiest orchid plants. Sue Volek has been growing orchids for almost 20 years. A journalist and communications person during the day, she would come home and tend her plants at night until they took over not only the kitchen, but the living room, dining room, and encroached on the rest of the house. Her current favorites are slipper orchids, but since she never met an orchid she didn't like, Sue has an array of plants from asocendas to zygopetalums. She is president of the Oregon Orchid Society.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 17 • 1:00pm
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January 23-24, 2016

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flowerhouseThe Flower House Story & Slideshow

with Lisa Waud, owner of Pot & Box and creator of Flower House in Detroit
As a former employee of Portland Nursery, Lisa Waud, owner of Pot & Box and creator of Flower House in Detroit, is thrilled to be talking at the Division Street location, recalling the inspiration, creation, and story behind the flower house project.

The Flower House project had florists both local and nationwide filling the interior walls and ceilings of an abandoned Detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for one weekend in October. Now that the installation has come and gone, the structures on the property that Lisa bought on auction will be deconstructed to make way for an urban flower farm that will provide blooms for local floral events. For more information and gorgeous images of the project, visit the flower house.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 23 • 11:00-12:00pm
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orchid2Orchids 101

with Michael Jenné of the Oregon Orchid Society
Orchids are so diverse, and some are easier to grow than others. In our climate, only a few are winter-hardy, so many people grow them as houseplants or in greenhouses. Michael will give a basic introduction to choosing and growing the easiest orchid varieties for success in your home.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 23 • 1:00pm
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houseplant2Houseplants for the black of thumb

with Sean Gilman of Portland Nursery
Want to adopt some green home companions, but afraid of committing planticide? Worried that you're just not a plant person, even though you want to be? Sean can help you get over the hurdle of the first successful houseplant, going over how to know which plants will survive in the conditions you have to offer. Basic care, site selection, simple troubleshooting, and recommended plants will be featured in this workshop.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 24 • 11:00am
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begonia168Houseplant Begonias

with Gary Crook of Plantsmith
Add color and texture to your houseplant display with begonias! Gary is a begonia grower and hybridizer; he'll talk about the different classes of begonias you'll find, their characteristics, needs, and propagation techniques -- with example plants for those classes so you can see the differences. You'll also learn about new varieties coming up in the begonia world!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 24 • 1:00pm
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January 30-31, 2016

gardensoilSoil Contamination and Remediation for the Urban Gardener

with Alex Lopez of Black Bear Environmental Services
Soil contamination and remediation for the urban veggie gardener Growing your own food can help you save money and avoid many industrial inputs, but sometimes urban soils have hidden content from their past. Learn about the common contaminants of urban land, how to test for them, and low-tech methods for remediating (or quarantining) that soil and making sure your homegrown produce is as wholesome as possible! Alex will also touch on radon, heating oil tanks and petroleum contamination in general.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 30 • 11:00am
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staghornfernStaghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

with Bruce Fothergill of Fothergill’s Tropicals
Join houseplant expert Bruce Fothergill, of Fothergill’s Tropicals, for this hands-on workshop and take home your very own mounted Staghorn Fern! Bruce will walk you through the step-by-step process of properly mounting Staghorns to wooden boards. He will also discuss proper care, lighting and growing requirements to keep your fern healthy and happy for years to come! Cost: $15, payable to teacher day of class (**Cash or check only). All materials included. Class limited to 20.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 30 • 1:00-2:30pm
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gardeningPlan 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 very likely you will get a lower bid because contractors are hungry for work NOW.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 30 • 1:00pm
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sproutsIndoor Sprouts & Microgreens

with Farmer Dan
The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables – inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing sprouts and microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with your indoor animal friends.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 31 • 11:00-12:30pm
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cottagegardenPlanning your Personal Paradise

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
Beginner gardeners, get your dreaming kicked in gear! It may be too cold and wet to dig, but that's just what makes it a good time to get your planning done so you can have a beautiful outside living space. Learn to take your desires for what your space should be and map them onto the place you have. Magi will teach you how to map your garden, observe sun and water patterns, and other important skills to get your garden plan off to a strong start!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 31 • 1:00pm
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orchid3Orchids 101

with Lori Rheinberger of the Oregon Orchid Society
Have you always wanted to grow orchids? Is your orchid getting too cramped but you don’t know how to repot it? Learn the basics of growing different orchid varieties from expert Lori Rheinberger, of the Oregon Orchid Society. Lori will discuss proper growing mediums, fertilizer, light and water requirements, growth habits, and will do a live repotting demonstration. She will help you figure out how to select an orchid that’s right for your home or office to maximize your success.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 31 • 1:00-2:30pm
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