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5050 SE Stark • 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division • 503-788-9000

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FRI. DEC 9 DUE TO WEATHER

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Portland Nursery

June 2016

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a class list for Division

(Grey box around class indicates it is at our 9000 SE Division Location)

June 4-5, 2016

onionsWhat to Do in the June 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. Your backyard farmers 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 • June 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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pollinatorGardening for Pollinators

with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Gardens
Learn how you can support a wide diversity of beneficial pollinating insects in your garden. We will cover plants, providing nesting sites, maintenance considerations, and other strategies for pollinator conservation through multiple seasons.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 4 • 1:00pm
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waterplantGardening with Water for Beauty & Conservation

with Renee Stoops, Portland Nursery
With growing global consciousness about how we manage water, we are also more interested in how to integrate water features into the beauty of our backyards. Come learn about a variety of approaches to gardening with water, as not all wet places are alike. What is the difference between a pond, a wetland, a rain garden, a bog, a green street, or a bioswale? Learn about plant selection and maintenance strategies for each ecosystem, with our very own phytotechnology consultant Renee Stoops.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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wintercarrotsSmart Succession for Winter Veggies

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
It may seem like summer’s just started, but now’s the time to start planning your winter veggie garden! Polly grows veggies year-round on her farm, and will give you some tips on how to extend your harvest season with good planning.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 5 • 1:00pm
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June 11-12, 2016

raisedbed2Growing Vegetables in Raised Garden Beds

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Raised garden beds are a wonderful way to grow a ton of food in a small urban space! They also have many advantages over traditional in-ground garden beds. Come learn about the practice of growing veggies in raised beds! This class will cover benefits and drawbacks, what vegetables grows best in raised beds, seasonal cycle of planting and caring for raised vegetable gardens, and more!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 11 • 1:00pm
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canningCanning 101

with Erin O’Neill and Joo Ree Kim
Intimidated by the thought of canning? Fear not! Learn how to can like a pro and enjoy your summer harvest all winter. This demonstration class will teach you all the tricks and secrets your grandma never taught you.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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irisPortland Iris Society Show

Judging will be from 10:00am-Noon; public is invited to attend 10:00-4:00pm.

For more information, contact Chad Harris, phone: 360-835-1016. Website: Greater Portland Iris Society

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 12 • 10:00-4:00pm

compostingGrow Better Tasting Veggies: Cultivating your Garden

with Marc Scheidecker
Cultivating Our Garden: After we "put in our garden" what should we be doing to get a great tasting harvest? Marc Scheidecker has observed hundreds of gardeners and their approach to growing vegetables. Come to the class and learn how we (including me) might improve our skills of cultivation.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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windowbox2Woodland Window Box Creation

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
Design and plant a window box full of shade loving woodland perennials that can decorate a porch, a deck, or any shady spot around your yard. Ferns, shade grasses, moss, and flowering perennials will be the foundation of these planters. Cost of the class includes soil, planter boxes, and plants. Bring extras such as twigs, stones, or whatever inspires you! Gloves and your favorite planting tools are recommended. $30 fee.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 12 • 1:00pm
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June 18-19, 2016

Portland Nursery on Division: Bonsai Event

bonsaishow280Portland Nursery and the Bonsai Society of Portland (BSOP) want to Rock Your Bonsai with a showing of Your Best Bonsai! Any customer can exhibit! Just for entering, you'll get a 10% off coupon (one per customer).

All entries are judged by the public and the staff. Awards for 3 staff voted winners and 3 customer voted winners include:

  • Two - First Place Winners each receive $100 Gift card
  • Two - Second Place Winners each receive $50 Gift card
  • Two - Third Place Winners each receive $25 Gift card
  • All Entrants receive a 10% off coupon (one per customer) good at any Portland Nursery.
  • All Entrants also are entered into a lottery for a $50 Gift card

See the Bonsai Event Page for images from previous years and for all event details.

Deliver your tree to Portland Nursery at 9000 SE Division between 8:00-9:00am on the day of the show.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 18 • 10:00-3:00pm

fertilizerWhy Feed Your Plants Anyway?

with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery
Wild plants survive without our fertilizing help, so why are garden plants different? How do you know what fertilizers are right for what plants, and what can happen if you use too much? Are “all purpose” really good for everything? What’s the difference between organic and conventional fertilizer? Claudia is a great teacher and can answer these and more questions about fertilizing your plants.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 18 • 11:00am
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permaculturePermaculture 101

with Marc Scheidecker
Cultivating the Principles of Permaculture in Your Garden: In our urban environment we are limited as to applying some of the principles of Permaculture. But, as Mohandas Gandhi once famously said: "What we can do, we shall try to do." Come to the class and learn about what Permaculture is and how we can apply some of it in our garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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clematisIntro to Clematis

with Suzy Hancock of Portland Nursery
For years Suzy has had a passion for growing clematis, and how can you not? From subtle little bells to huge showy flowers, come learn about some good beginner varieties as well as the newest introductions available from our very own clematis buyer.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 18 • 1:00pm
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makingjamJam Making 101 Demo

with Erin O’Neill and Joo Ree Kim
Make your summer fruit last all winter when you learn how to can all your yummy fruits and berries. This is a basic class for beginners that will include a live demo!

There is a $5 fee for this class and each student will go home with a jar of fresh jam. Please bring $5 cash or check written to Erin O’Neill.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 18 • 1:00-2:30pm
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childrengardeningVegetable Gardening with Children

with Marc Sheidecker
Teaching your children how to grow their own food is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give to their child or their grandchild. Marc Scheidecker, manager of a Community garden and children's garden for the last 7 years, will share his observations and experiences with tips on how to get children interested in gardening.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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flower cycleLife Cycles of Flowering Plants

with Ivan Phillipsen
Get your plant-geek on in this fun and educational class on the life cycles of flowering plants. Learn about the anatomy and functions of pollen, seeds and flowers. Use big words like Sporophyte and Gametophyte and discuss the important role of pollinators.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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windowboxMaking a Fragrant Window Box

with Laurel Hoyt of Portland Nursery
If your only outdoor gardening space is a windowsill, you have to make the most of it! Catch a perfumed crossbreeze in the evening, or greet a hummingbird in the morning right outside your window. We’ll talk about how to make sure the windowbox stays on its perch, and what plants can deal with lots of reflected heat or the shady north side of a building. Measure your window space and the depth (and material) of your sill so we can talk about what your options are for fastening. Materials fee of $15 covers an 18” box and potting soil; we’ll have a selection of our favorite fragrant plants for you to choose from (plant material is additional. Expect an additional $12 to $20). Class limit 10.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 19 • 1:00pm
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June 25-26, 2016

Willow Furniture Workshop

with Brian ‘The Twig man’ Phillips from the Willow Station
Brian will take you through a step-by-step process allowing your creative juices to flow into a work that is unique to you! Choose to build your own rustic garden bench, chair, table, fern stand or trellis.

All materials supplied. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a hammer, sack lunch, and knee pads.

Class partners can share fee and build one piece between them. Select your item to build when registering. $125 material fee / item.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 25 • 10:00am–4:30pm
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furniture

raisedbed2Hands On Raised Bed Gardening

with Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery every fourth Saturday of the month at 11am
Join Tiffany 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.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 25 • 11:00-12:30pm
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pestsTop 5 Pests of the Summer Garden

with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery
Everything’s going so well in the garden … until you start noticing the holes in the leaves, or the masses of aphids on the new growth, then you can’t see anything else! Claudia will talk about some of the top offenders in the summer garden, and how best to deal with them.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 25 • 1:00pm
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medicinalherbsEat Your Medicine

with Missy Rohs, Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies
Learn about ways to incorporate medicinal herbs into your everyday cooking with Missy Rohs of the Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies. Flowers, roots, berries, and leaves can all be turned into tasty dishes to improve health and wellbeing. We’ll talk about snacks to mellow out, soups to boost immunity, and jellies for heart health.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 26 • 11:00-12:30pm
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