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Portland Nursery

March 2017

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out an March class list for Division

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

March 4-5, 2017

RobynStreeter2What to Do in the March Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Robyn will cover soils & early season plantings in this class plus talk about what you can plant this month.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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seedstartingGrowing Vegetables from Seed

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Come learn about the joys and benefits of growing vegetables from seeds planted straight into your garden! This class will cover where to source your seeds, which vegetables grow best from seeds, when and how to plant and care for your seeds, and much more! Save money, increase plant health, and witness the wonders of veggies grown from seeds!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 4 • 1:00pm
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dirtSoil Builders Series: Cultural Practices for Maintaining Soil Health

with Katie Davis of Portland Nursery
Designed as a series but each session is relevant as a standalone class. A sustainable garden is built one soil ped at a time and your daily habits can undo months of hard work. This class will overview the big ideas we’ve discussed so far and break them down into daily habits that develop the culture of your garden.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 5 • 11:00am
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ladybugeatingaphidWe Love Insects! …at Least Some of Them…

with Marc Scheidecker
Every vegetable gardener knows that bugs, pests, and insects will always be around to some extent. That being said, we need to know how to keep their populations under control, like maybe just one or two of them each? This class will look at integrated pest management (IPM), the critical importance of prevention, and using covers. We will also focus on good monitoring methods.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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honeybeehomeIs Beekeeping for You?

with Glen Andresen of Bridgetown Bees
Ever thought of keeping a colony of honey bees in your own backyard? Or what it takes to get started in beekeeping? Maybe you just are curious about these docile, hard-working insects that enhance our lives in so many ways. At this class you’ll get an overview of honey bees and help deciding whether beekeeping is for you!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 5 • 1:00pm
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March 11-12, 2017

echinaceaFlower to Fruit: A Botanical Understanding of the World

with Gradey Proctor from The Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies
Join Grady as he teaches basic concepts of botany. Take some time to appreciate the beauty of the flower and its importance to the natural world. In this hands-on class, we will be dissecting flowers to learn their basic anatomy, their role in producing the food we eat, and a greater appreciation of the intricacies and interconnectedness of life.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchid3Repotting Orchids

with Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society
Many orchids aren't that all that fussy, but they do need occasional repotting to bloom and thrive. Learn all about why and when and how to repot with a lively and fun demonstration from Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society. She'll de-mystify the process by repotting an orchid while explaining about various mixes, pot selection, timing and fertilization. Attendees also can bring pictures of problem orchid plants, and Sue will do her best to answer their questions.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 11 • 11:00am
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rosesBeing Successful with Roses in the NW

with Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society Master Rosarian
Join Rose Society President and Master Rosarian Rich Baer for basic class on roses: selecting roses, siting and planting them, and caring for them so they will bloom their best. Feel the Rose City pride, and pride in your own roses, whether they are for landscape or vase.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 11 • 1:00pm
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bluemasonbeeRaising and Caring for Mason Bees

with Brenda Calvert of Half Moon Farm
Do you want to increase your fruit tree production? Of course you do! Introducing mason bees into your landscape can dramatically increase your pollination, especially during our soggy spring when honey bees aren’t very active. Bee expert, Brenda Calvert, will walk you through setting up nesting boxes and blocks, discuss the benefits of mason bees, and discuss the minimal yearly maintenance & supplies involved in keeping your hard-working friends happy. Bring cash or checkbook if you’d like to shop Half Moon Farm’s honey and candle selection.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggarden168Year-round Veggie Gardening: Basic

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
Polly has been providing vegetables year round to her CSA subscribers for decades, and her seminar on planning year-round gardens in our area has been a perennially popular one here. Come learn about the best timing, dependable varieties and other tips so you can garden like you eat – 12 months a year. This is the first of two classes, created for new and continuing gardeners alike, and will present the outlines of four-season gardening in the northwest.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 12 • 1:00pm
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honeybeehomeIntro to Basic Beekeeping

with Brenda Calvert of Half Moon Farm
Are you a honey fan? Interested in “growing” your own? Join bee keeping expert, Brenda, as she explores the fundamentals of backyard beekeeping. She will discuss the different styles and supplies needed to start your own colony, organic techniques, and how to get the most out of your honey production. Plus: get a chance to taste honey from Half Moon Farm! Bring cash or checkbook if you’d like to shop Half Moon Farm’s honey and candle selection.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 12 • 1:00-2:30pm
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March 18-19, 2017

pestsPesticide Free Pest Control

with Glen Andresen of Metro
Discover effective, nontoxic ways to tackle weeds, pests and plant diseases. See how a few simple steps for preventing problems early on can save a lot of work later. Learn the latest techniques for managing problems safely, and find out where to go for reliable information. You can make your yard beautiful and safe for children, pets, wildlife and waterways.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 18 • 1:00pm
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springgarlandCelebrate the Spring Equinox

with Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Terrie Burdette, Portland Nursery, Landscape Designer
During this season of resurrection, Holly Pruett 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 we walk the nursery for foraged plant material to use in our own hand built 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 dress for weather, bring hand pruners, gloves and any elements you’d like to incorporate into your altar swag. $10 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchid2Orchid Basics

with Dick Van Ingen of the Oregon Orchid Society
Many people admire orchids but are afraid to grow them. They are mysterious! However, with basic care information and variety knowledge, beginning orchid aficionados can get started raising them in their own homes. Join Dick Van Ingen of the Oregon Orchid Society for an explanation of how to get started with these exotic, awe-inspiring plants.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 19 • 1:00pm
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gardenlettucesThe Disease Triangle! (no, it is not in Bermuda)

with Marc Scheidecker
Gardeners and agriculturists know that three elements (like a triangle) need to be present for pests and pathogens to ruin our crops. If only two elements are present our veggies will be ok. But, they won't be if all the elements are there. The month of March usually is the start of problems with disease and pathogens so come on in and learn how to avoid the Bermuda, uh, I meant the Disease Triangle! And go home better prepared to increase the health of your vegetable garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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March 25-26, 2017

raisedbedgardeningHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

with Tiffany Gardner of Portland Nursery
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 • March 25 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggardenrowsYear-Round Veggie Gardening: Next Steps

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
Polly has been providing vegetables year-round to her CSA subscribers for decades, and her seminar on planning year-round gardens in our area has been a perennially popular one here. Come learn about the best timing, dependable varieties and other tips so you can garden like you eat – 12 months a year. This second session is intended for more experienced gardeners, and will delve more deeply into growing under plastic during the winter and methods specifically for unusual overwintering outdoor crops.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 25 • 1:00pm
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organicveggardeningOrganic Vegetable Gardening 101

with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess.
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience or you are new to gardening in the Portland area, this is the class for you! Jolie will discuss the basics of organic edible gardening including site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 26 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchid168Mounting Orchids

with Michael Jenne and Chris Howard of the Oregon Orchid Society
If you’ve been wondering how to utilize wall space in displaying orchids, this is the class for you. Join Michael Jenne and Chris Howard of the Oregon Orchid Society to learn how to mount orchids. Wood type, root matrix, and fastening technique all factor into this creative way to display your plants.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 26 • 1:00pm
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VegGardeningOrganic Vegetable Gardening 102

with Jolie Donohue, Gardening Goddess.
Take your vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great class for gardeners with a little experience under their belt now wanting to dig deeper! Join Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess and learn the benefits of practicing crop rotation and companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. Drawing from two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations and methods for inter-planting, and strategize about how to rotate crops in small urban plots.

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